Aziz Ansari Lost The Golden Globe To Gael Garcia Bernal & The 'Master Of None' Star Was Not Prepared
It was his first ever Golden Globes nomination, but unfortunately Aziz Ansari lost the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor In A Television Comedy Series. His work in Master of None was, well, masterful so he definitely deserved to be nominated alongside TV greats like Gael Garcia Bernal for Mozart in the Jungle, Rob Lowe for The Grinder, Patrick Stewart for Blunt Talk, and Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent. Ansari represented Netflix in the streaming-heavy category that also repped two shows from Amazon, but he lost to Mozart in the Jungle's Gael Garcia Bernal — an outcome Ansari was totally unprepared for.
The comedian joked during the show that he'd lose, but he thought he'd lose to Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor. Ansari came prepared with a book titled, Losing to Jeffrey Tambor with Dignity, which should be a real book, because c'mon. But, Tambor also missed out on the win. Instead. Garcia Bernal picked up the trophy for his work in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. He plays Rodrigo in the show, the New York Symphony's new "young, flamboyant, talented" composer.
And, his talent translated off the screen and resonated with viewers and critics alike. Garcia Bernal definitely deserved the award, but it's too bad Ansari was snubbed in the process. But, even though he lost, Ansari should be proud that his show addressed so many important issues (race, sexism, and more) while remaining hilarious, on point, and totally modern. Though Ansari didn't win at the Golden Globes, the true winners are everyone who watched his show, and hopefully Ansari can take solace in that.