Besting last year’s winner and fellow Amazon streaming series Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle took home Golden Globes for Best TV Comedy or Musical and Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical for Gael García Bernal’s performance as Rodrigo de Souza. And for the man behind the maestro, the wins were just as surprising as they were for those at home expecting a Transparent repeat.
“I’m thinking ‘What the f—, wow, this is really weird, great, incredible,’ ” Bernal told EW about his mindset after hearing his name being called as the winner.
“[I was] going to the stage thinking, ‘This is really incredible, this is really surprising, this is really emotional,’ ” he continued, adding that his win was “very meaningful” to him. “I think of my kids, my family, my very big family, all the people I adore, and my new family at Mozart in the Jungle.”
And the wins were not just a good bit of personal news: Bernal saw the series’ achievements as a great sign for the show’s future moving forward.
“It gives [the show] more life, definitely, and I think it means that everybody is going to get laid tonight. We must, we must,” he joked
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The wins mark two consecutive awards in each category for Amazon, following Transparent‘s Best Comedy win and Jeffrey Tambor being named Best Actor in a TV Comedy last year. Bernal saw Mozart‘s success this year as a continued sign of the open opportunities the streaming service provides its creators.
“We never get kind of hindered or restricted by anything,” he said about the show’s relationship with Amazon. “We get complete creative freedom, and that is such a luxury nowadays. To be able to experiment, to change things, to play around, it’s lovely.”
Bernal, who dedicated his win to “music” at the Globes, also spoke with EW on the red carpet about why filming the show made him the most nervous he’s ever been. See the full list of Golden Globes winners here. Mozart‘s first two seasons are now streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
Reporting by C. Molly Smith.