Last year was a big year for Amazon Studios at the Golden Globes, and the streaming service is kicking things off in similar fashion by taking home the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy, with Mozart in the Jungle. The show was up against a host of other favorites, including Silicon Valley, Veep, and Amazon's own Transparent. Created by the team of Alex Timbers, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Paul Weitz, the half-hour comedy offers a look at the New York orchestral scene, through the eyes of a young oboe player (Lola Kirke), who becomes entangled with an upstart conductor, played by Gael García Bernal, who is also nominated for a Golden Globe.
While Transparent's best comedic series win last year was a bellwether for several Emmy wins for Transparent, it's hard to say the same thing will happen with Jungle. While the show did get a second season (it just debuted on the service), Mozart hasn't quite caught hold of the cultural zeitgeist the way Transparent did. Regardless, it's yet another reminder that streaming services like Amazon and Netflix aren't just dabblers in original programming; they're turning out award winning shows across all styles and genres.