Maisel wins the 2018 Golden Globe for best TV comedy


The streaming giant announced Thursday that "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" will be available to stream at no cost starting Friday, January 12 at 12:01am local time and concluding at 11:59pm local time Monday, January 15, using the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including the Fire TV and mobile devices, and online.

The series, set in 1958, centers on a Jewish housewife and mother of two who tries her hand at stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her.

Rachel Brosnahan took home the Globe for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy for her performance in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", which was also deemed Best Television Musical or Comedy.

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"Oy, the Spanx", said Amy Sherman-Palladino while accepting the award at the ceremony held in Los Angeles. She also thanked Amazon: "Their support was completely unwavering at all times", she said. It boasts Sherman-Palladino's trademark rapid-fire dialogue and eccentric characters, like Susie (Alex Borstein), Midge's misanthropic manager.

Hollywood bible Variety described its win for best TV comedy series - ahead of Black-ish, Master of None, SMILF and Will & Grace - as a "surprise". The series won the Golden Globe for Best TV Series - Drama.

Just a couple months after premiering to critical praise, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took the top comedy series trophy. The series has been renewed for two-season order by Amazon.