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Rachel Brosnahan wins 2018’s Best Actress Golden Globe for Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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The streaming service wins its first award of the night


Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Miriam Maisel in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, just won her first-ever Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. The series is about a Jewish housewife living in New York City in the late 1950s who decides to become a comedian after her husband leaves her.

“This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman, and I’m endlessly proud to be a part of it,” Brosnahan said during her acceptance speech. “But there are so many other women whose stories need to be told.”

The series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) was picked up by Amazon for a two-season order this past April. The first season landed on the streaming service in November.

Amazon’s Golden Globe nominations fell behind its competitors this year, earning nominations only for its TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I Love Dick. Transparent, which has earned Amazon several Golden Globes in the past, was shut out of the nominations entirely.