While the Golden Globes are rarely the most reputable awards in Hollywood (this reporter still isn’t over any and all nominations for The Tourist), this year’s nominees are at least mixing it up.
Surprisingly, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association completely snubbed television mainstays Homeland, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones. Admittedly it’s harder to accommodate such meticulous dramas in the Globes, whereas the Emmys include categories for writing, directing, and individual episodes. Still, not nominating Mad Men for TV drama is like not nominating Modern Family for comedy–which, to be honest, is the kind of upset this awards shows needs.
Additionally, the HFPA did itself a solid by nominating those snubbed by Emmy: most notably, Tatiana Maslany (x9) for Orphan Black. Also recognized were Monica Potter (Parenthood), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), and Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), apart from the usual crop of expected nominees in Oscar-bait movies. Anna Gunn and Jeff Daniels, winners in their respective Emmy categories, were both snubbed for Globe nominations. Again, it’s surprising–but won’t it be nice to hand someone else some hardware?
Among television shows, fall breakouts that broke into the categories were Masters of Sex for drama and the Brooklyn Nine-Nine for comedy. As for movies…you now have one month to watch all those I-know-I-should-watch-it dramas in the theaters. The Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, January 12th, hosted by our queens Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.