Where to Stream 30 of This Year's Golden Globe-Nominated TV Series

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The excitement surrounding the announcement of award contenders in movies and television is usually proceeded by a sober realization: You haven’t seen most of the nominated content, and you might not even know how.

The Golden Globes, airing January 6, 2019, are no exception—and there's a wide variety of shows from several platforms vying for the night's top honors. If you want to use your holiday break to catch up, here’s how to watch. (Links to their streaming landing pages mean it’s free for subscribers of that service. If you see “$$,” it’s currently only available for purchase.)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Creator Ryan Murphy’s chronicle of fashion legend Gianni Versace coming into the crosshairs of disturbed spree killer Andrew Cunanan landed four nominations, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and acting nods for Darren Criss, Penélope Cruz, and Édgar Ramírez.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

The Americans

Cold War paranoia reaches a crescendo in this arresting slow burn of a show about two Soviet agents (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) who burrow their way into American suburbia. The sixth and final season earned nominations for Best Television Series, Drama and lead acting nods for both Rhys and Russell.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Barry

Bill Hader stars as a hitman who dreams of becoming an actor in this HBO series. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Hader grabbing a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. Henry Winkler also has a shot at Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO Now or HBO on Amazon Prime   

Homecoming

Julia Roberts makes her small-screen debut in this Amazon Prime original about a woman who works to reacclimate returning military veterans. It’s up for Best Drama, with Roberts and co-star Stephan James vying for lead actress and actor trophies.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

The Kominsky Method

Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) shifts his focus to late middle age in this comedy about two longtime friends (Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin) navigating their third acts. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Douglas as a leading actor contender and Arkin in the supporting category.

Where to watch it: Netflix

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Already the winner of eight Emmys last fall, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan as a spirited 1950s homemaker who decides to break convention and become a stand-up comedian. It could win a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Brosnahan and supporting actress Alex Borstein also up for awards.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Sharp Objects

Amy Adams stars in this eight-episode adaptation of the Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) novel about a reporter who returns to her hometown to investigate a string of murders and her own dark past. It’s up for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Adams and Patricia Clarkson also landing nominations.

Where to watch it: HBO Now or HBO on Amazon Prime

A Very English Scandal

A very British limited series, A Very English Scandal stars Hugh Grant as Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe, the first UK politician to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder. It’s up for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Grant up for a leading actor award. Ben Whishaw could also take home a Globe for his supporting role as Thorpe’s onetime lover-turned-accuser, Norman Scott.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

The Alienist

The TNT drama about the dawn of criminal psychology in 19th century New York scored a nomination for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Daniel Bruhl is up for Best Performance in the same category.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

Bodyguard

The hit BBC series stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones's Robb Stark) as a war veteran assigned to the personal protection detail of home secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). It’s up for Best Television Series, Drama, with Madden (who is rumored to be a frontrunner to take over the role of James Bond) an acting contender.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Escape at Dannemora

This Showtime limited series chronicles the true story of prisoners Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano), who coerced prison worker Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette) into aiding them in their escape. It’s been nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Arquette a contender for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

The Good Place

Kirsten Bell and Ted Danson are afterlife buddies in this critically-acclaimed comedy, which earned nominations for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and a chance for Bell to grab an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Netflix (Seasons One and Two); NBC (Season Three)

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about a future where women have no voice is up for two acting honors: Elisabeth Moss in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, and Yvonne Strahovski for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Hulu

Kidding

Jim Carrey returns to television a quarter-century after In Living Color in this dark comedy about a children’s television host named Mr. Pickles who struggles to maintain his optimism in the face of tragedy. It’s up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Carrey nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Killing Eve

Originating on BBC America, this show chronicles a cat-and-mouse game between an MI5 agent (Sandra Oh) and the assassin (Jodie Comer) she’s tasked with capturing. It could win a Globe for Best Television Series, Drama, with Oh getting recognition in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama category.

Where to watch it: Hulu

Pose

The world of 1980s fashion and ball party culture is the first show with a mostly trans cast to be nominated at the Globes. The FX series is up for Best Television Series, Drama; cast member Billy Porter could win in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama category.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime ($$)

Atlanta

Donald Glover could win a Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy Globe for the show he co-created.

Where to watch it: Hulu (Season One); Amazon Prime (Season Two, $$)

Dirty John

Bravo’s limited series, based on a true-crime podcast, tells the true story of con artist John Meehan (Eric Bana), who charms interior designer Debra Newell (Connie Britton) after the two meet online. Britton is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: Bravo (Requires Cable Subscription); Amazon Prime ($$)

Genius: Picasso

Antonio Banderas scored a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his work as artist Pablo Picasso.

Where to watch it: Hulu

GLOW

Based on the real female wrestling troupe of the 1980s, the second season of GLOW saw Alison Brie get a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Murphy Brown

Candice Bergen’s return to the broadcast character she made famous from 1988 to 1998 on CBS has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: CBS

Outlander

Time travel and kilts abound in this Starz adaptation of the Diana Gabaldon novels about a British Army nurse (Caitriona Balfe) who finds herself in the Highlands of 1700s Scotland. Balfe is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Starz or Starz on Amazon Prime

Ozark

Jason Bateman directs and stars in this moody crime drama about a financial adviser under the thumb of the criminals he handles. Bateman is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch could snag an award in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his performance as a hedonistic adult coming to grips with his abusive past in this adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's semi-autobiographical books.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Seven Seconds

Regina King scored two nominations this year, one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for this Netflix series about a grieving mother (King) at odds with a frustrating judicial system.

Where to watch it: Netflix

Succession

This HBO original series about a family dependent on their aging media conglomerate patriarch (Brian Cox) scored a nomination for co-star Kieran Culkin in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

The Tale

HBO scored again with this original movie about a woman (Laura Dern) coming to terms with a faulty memory of a past sexual experience. Dern is up for a Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

Westworld

The moral and ethical implications of artificial intelligence are at the center of this HBO series, which recently finished its second season. Thandie Newton received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Where to watch it: HBO or HBO on Amazon Prime

Who is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen introduced a new cast of subversive alter egos in this Showtime series that spoofed politics and the disturbing willingness of elected officials to engage in some very strange conversations. Cohen is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: Showtime or Showtime on Amazon Prime

Will & Grace

After a decade’s absence, the NBC comedy returned for a ninth season in 2017. Debra Messing was nominated for six Globes during the show’s original run from 1998 to 2006 but hasn’t yet won. She’ll have another chance in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Where to watch it: NBC (Current Season); NBC (Original Series); Hulu (Current Season); Hulu (Original Series)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Almost Had a Different Title

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a favorite for fans of both the Harry Potter book series and its film franchise. In addition to offering readers a more mature outing for Harry and the gang, the stakes are far more dangerous—and the characters’ hormones are all over the place.

The name Goblet of Fire is a pretty literal title, as that’s how Harry is forced into the Triwizard Tournament. In addition to being accurate, the title has a nice ring to it, but it was previously revealed that JK Rowling had some other names in the running.

In JK Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013, author Philip W. Errington reveals tons of unknown details about the Harry Potter series, so much so that Rowling herself described it as "slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling." In it, Errington revealed that Goblet of Fire had at least three alternate titles: Harry Potter and the Death Eaters, Harry Potter and the Fire Goblet, and Harry Potter and the Three Champions were all working titles before the final decision was made.

While Death Eaters sounds far too depressing and scary to market as a children’s book, Fire Goblet just doesn’t have the elegance of Goblet of Fire. As for Three Champions? It's as boring as it is vague. So kudos to Rowling and her editor for definitely making the correct choice here.

It's not the only time a Harry Potter title led to a larger discussion—and some confusion. In 1998, readers around the world were introduced to Harry through the first book in the series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. But elsewhere around the world, it was known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

As Errington explains in his book, the book's publisher wanted “a title that said ‘magic’ more overtly to American readers." They were concerned that Philosopher's Stone would feel "arcane," and proposed some alternatives. While Rowling agreed to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, she later admitted that she regretted the decision.

"To be honest, I wish I hadn't agreed now," she explained. "But it was my first book, and I was so grateful that anyone was publishing me I wanted to keep them happy."

The 20 Best-Selling Movie Soundtracks of All Time

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Warner Home Video

Movie soundtracks can be big business—sometimes bigger than the movie itself. (And sometimes better than the film itself.) In early December 2018, three soundtracks were in the Billboard Top 10, and Mariah Carey’s Glitter soundtrack has been in the news recently for reentering the charts. But they have a long way to go before entering the top echelon.

Here are the 20 best-selling movie soundtracks of all time—many of which have been on the list for decades.

(The following list is based on RIAA certified units).

1. The Bodyguard (1992)

Certified units: 18 million

Elvis Presley originally wanted to record Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” but his people wanted half the publishing rights. Parton refused and later commented that “when Whitney [Houston’s version] came out, I made enough money to buy Graceland."

2. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Certified units: 16 million

CPR will never be the same.

3. Purple Rain (1984)

Certified units: 13 million

Prince wrote around 100 songs for the movie—and "Purple Rain" wasn’t even in that original group.

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

Certified units: 12 million

Like a box of chocolates, except songs, with everything from Jefferson Airplane to Lynyrd Skynyrd featured in Robert Zemeckis's Oscar-winning hit.

5. Dirty Dancing (1987)

Certified units: 11 million

Maybe don’t rush to get the album if you love the film’s songs: According to executive producer Jimmy Ienner, “We needed different mixes for the film and record ... For example, the guitars were dropped way down for the film because guitars weren’t a dominant instrument back then; saxophones were. We took out most of the synthesized stuff and replaced it with organs in the film version.”

6. Titanic (1997)

Certified units: 11 million

Céline Dion told Billboard that when she was recording "My Heart Will Go On," her thoughts were: “Sing the song, then get the heck out of there."

7. The Lion King (1994)

Certified units: 10 million

"Nants ingonyama" apparently translates to “Here comes a lion.” And if you've seen this Disney classic—which is about to get a live-action remake—you certainly know what "Hakuna Matata" means.

8. Footloose (1984)

Certified units: 9 million

When Ann Wilson of Heart was prepping to duet for the song “Almost Paradise” for Footloose, she broke her wrist. But she refused painkillers because they’d affect her singing voice.

9. Top Gun (1986)

Certified units: 9 million

The songs of Top Gun “still define the bombastic, melodramatic sound that dominated the pop charts of the [mid-80s],” according to AllMusic

10. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Certified units: 8 million

According to Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons, they were introduced to bluegrass through the Coen brothers's O Brother, Where Art Thou, saying “That movie kind of heralded the advent of bluegrass in mainstream British culture."

11. Grease (1978)

Certified units: 8 million

According to Box Office Mojo, Grease is the second highest-grossing musical of all time, beaten only by 2017’s Beauty and the Beast.

12. Waiting To Exhale (1995)

Certified units: 7 million

The song “Exhale” is famous for its "shoop" chorus. But writer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds explained that it’s a result of every time he wanted to write actual lyrics, they just got in the way.

13. The Little Mermaid (1989)

Certified units: 6 million

According to co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker, “Part of Your World” was nearly cut from The Little Mermaid after a black-and-white and sometimes sketched version made a test audience squirm with boredom. Everyone kept with it until a more polished version solved the problem.

14. Pure Country (1992)

Certified units: 6 million

Not bad for a movie that only grossed $15 million (and one you've probably never heard of).

15. Flashdance (1983)

Certified units: 6 million

The song “Maniac” was originally inspired by a horror film the songwriters saw (the lyrics were rewritten for Flashdance).

16. Space Jam (1996)

Certified units: 6 million

Not only was "I Believe I Can Fly" the best-selling soundtrack single of 1997, but third place was Monica’s “For You I Will”—which is also from Space Jam.

17. The Big Chill (1983)

Certified units: 6 million

By RIAA certified units, The Big Chill soundtrack is the fifth biggest Motown album of all time.

18. City of Angels (1998)

Certified units: 5 million

One of the chief songs from the soundtrack—“Uninvited” by Alanis Morissette—caused some piracy issues. A California radio station got their hands on a bootlegged copy and played it. Someone recorded the song off the radio and uploaded it to the internet (this was in 1998) and even radio stations began playing illegally downloaded versions. As a result, Warner Music was forced to release the album to radio stations a week earlier than planned.

19. The Jazz Singer (1980)

Certified units: 5 million

Fun Fact: Neil Diamond won the first Razzie for Worst Actor for this movie and was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor.

20. Evita (1996)

Certified units: 5 million

Evita started off as a concept album in 1976. Then two years later it premiered on London’s West End. In 1979 it debuted on Broadway and an album was released that went platinum in the U.S. before Madonna got to it.

Honorable Mention: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Certified units: 5 million

Whether a Broadway cast recording counts as a soundtrack or not is debatable, but Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cultural powerhouse managed to shift as many units as Madonna and Neil Diamond, according to the RIAA .

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