Over the course of 10 episodes, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story made a huge impact on audiences. Though the series was telling a story that people were familiar with – one that they thought they already knew all about – it still managed to cover new ground and shed insight on an old case. Its themes of racism, sexism and the power of good, old-fashioned greed proved just as relevant now as they were twenty years ago, and the series resonated with many viewers, to the point that it was almost a guarantee that the show would score its fair share of awards nominations. So how many Golden Globe nominations did People v. O.J. get?
People v. O.J. earned five nominations in Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (for Courtney B. Vance); Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (for Sarah Paulson); Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (for both Sterling K. Brown and John Travolta); and Best Television Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
After winning nine Emmys, it's no surprise that the show would go on to get a little Golden Globes love too, but because the Globes have a wider focus, encompassing both television and film, there were slightly less categories for People v. O.J. to snag nominations in. Despite the fact that there may not have been as many categories available, People v. O.J. is still leading the pack when it comes to television nominations. Its five nominations are the most for a single show out of those up for an award.
It was predicted that not only would People v. O.J. get a nod in every available category but that it would be the leading contender for the win in most of them, though of course there'll be no way to know how things will turn out until the Golden Globes air on on January 8. The nomination predictions ended up being spot on in this case, so there is definitely a lot of hope for the show taking home just as many wins.
Based on its performance at the Emmys, things are looking good for People v. O.J.