Breaking News! Wolf Hall wins the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series! Our King, Damian Lewis, was in attendance himself, nominated for Supporting Actor for Wolf Hall, but, as luck would have it, didn’t go home with the award.
It all went by so fast that I wasn’t able to identify all who went on stage to accept the award. Mark Rylance was there (nominated for Bridge of Spies) as well as three others who worked on the series. I was a bit distracted by the bloke second from the right on stage, but I did manage to catch the gentleman who accepted the award acknowledge David Cameron’s support of the BBC (perhaps ironically?) to a smattering of applause, most likely from the several super-talented Brits in the audience.
Even in the cloud of my blessed Yank ignorance of the world, I did surmise that perhaps public television goes thru similar funding troubles on both sides of the pond. Nonetheless, what a year it was for PBS with the airing of Wolf Hall, arguably one of the highest calibre of television ever made.
We wrote about the series extensively when it aired in Britian, and, again, in even more depth, when it aired here. You can find all of our Wolf Hall posts, mentions of the series in the press as well as our own detailed episode reviews HERE.
Now for some shots from the Golden Globes for your viewing pleasure.
Here’s Damian with his Showtime cohorts, Liev Schreiber and MauraTierney, at a gathering before the festivities.
And here’s the perfect gentleman winning over the ladies as only he can.
Now, for some improvised shots of NBC on our TVs via Damianista’s and my phone. (yes, we are so ghetto)
And, lastly, some red carpet savoir faire.
ETA: Damianista just sent me this and I have to share, especially in light of what is to come re Billions. Consider our gooses cooked, friends: