Characters from Universal's '1917' on the battlefield.

Universal's '1917' Wins Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama

NBCUniversal and Sky combined for four awards at last night’s 77th Golden Globe Awards, presented annually by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and aired on NBC.

Universal Pictures’ sweeping World War I epic ’1917’ took home ‘Best Motion Picture - Drama’. The film’s director Sam Mendes, who also co-wrote and produced the film, earned ’Best Director’ in the motion picture category.

The film, which is now playing in theaters and will open in IMAX later this month, depicts two young British soldiers who are given a seemingly impossible mission to cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Sky Original’s ‘Chernobyl’ also collected a pair of Golden Globes, winning for ‘Best Miniseries or Television Film’ and ’Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film’ for actor Stellan Skarsgard and his portrayal of soviet politician Boris Shcherbina.

The award-winning series, which tells the untold story of history’s most destructive nuclear accident, also won 10 Emmy Awards, including three Primetime Emmys, in September.