Apple has landed its first Golden Globes nominations.
The Morning Show, which streams on the tech giant’s Apple TV+ subscription service, earned three Golden Globes nods Monday morning. The show picked up a nomination for best drama series, and its stars — Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon — were both nominated for lead actress in a drama series.
Apple TV+ has only been available since Nov. 1, which the tech giant launched with a handful of original shows, including Morning Show, Dickinson and See. Still, the company has had its sights set on awards, holding events and screenings of its new slate of shows for voting groups like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which picks the Golden Globe nominees and winners.
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for today’s historic nominations,” Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of worldwide video, said in a statement. “After the debut of Apple TV+ just last month, today’s nominations are a true testament to the powerful storytelling that went into The Morning Show, as well as all of our Apple Originals.” Added Jamie Erlicht, also head of worldwide video at Apple, “The Morning Show is resonating with audiences all around the world and today’s recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association further reinforces how timely and special this series is. Congrats to Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder and the unparalleled cast and creative minds behind this project. We cannot wait to continue exploring the world of The Morning Show into season two.”
Morning Show, which hails from Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and is executive produced by Kerry Ehrin and Mimi Leder, stars Aniston and Witherspoon as anchors on a morning talk show going through transition after one of the hosts, played by Steve Carell, is ousted for sexual misconduct. Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar and Bel Powley also star.
The Golden Globe nominations follow a Critics’ Choice nod, announced Sunday, for Crudup in the supporting actor in a drama series category.
10:53 a.m. Updated with quotes from Apple executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.