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Sunday night saw the Golden Globes take place in California. And streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime Video picked up some awards.

Netflix won two for its epic royalty series 'The Crown', while Amazon picked up one for its film 'Manchester by the Sea'.

'The Crown' won Best Television Series – Drama, as well as Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Claire Foy in her role as Queen Elizabeth II.

Meanwhile, 'Manchester by the Sea' – which was distributed by Amazon Studios – won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for Casey Affleck.

Between them, the two streaming services had 20 nominees for this year's awards, including 'Stranger Things', 'Transparent', 'Mozart in the Jungle', 'Mr. Robot' and 'Better Call Saul'.

This shows just what big players Amazon and Netflix are, despite being relatively recent entrants onto the TV and film scene.

Both firms aren't resting on their laurels, either. They're trying to outdo each other with original content in an attempt to draw viewers and win awards. Which is good news for us telly addicts.

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