At least Lindsay Lohan wasn’t nominated for Liz & Dick.
Several awards prognosticators seriously thought Lohan had a real chance of being nominated for a Golden Globe this morning for her critically panned Lifetime movie, likely figuring the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would want the actress at their show next month (remember star-studded The Tourist for best picture in 2010?). The HGPA resisted, but the fact some thought Lohan might get nominated should give you an idea of how not-very-seriously to take their actual choices.
That said: There’s snubs and surprises this year that will make you sputter into your Lucky Charms.
– Mad Men. No Mad Men?! First, the acclaimed awards favorite loses the best drama series Emmy to Homeland, ending its streak. Okay. But now the Globes ignores the show entirely for the series category. We all felt the awards fatigue for this AMC favorite, but did the drama really drop so low in quality that it went from a perpetual frontrunner to not even being nominated?
– Game of Thrones. Whaaa? The second season was better than the first. And the first was nominated for Emmy and Globes best series. Yet HBO’s Thrones was shut out of best drama here, and co-star Peter Dinklage, who won the Emmy last year, was absent for best supporting despite having arguably better material this round.
– American Horror Story: This is quite a surprise because the HFPA really seems to appreciate writer-producer Ryan Murphy. They’ve previously nominated AHS, and Glee and Nip/Tuck (with the latter two having won series categories in the past). But this year? No AHS in the movie/mini category. Murphy’s new NBC comedy The New Normal was also half-expected to get a nomination.
– Sherlock: A personal favorite, shut-out of best movie/mini. The HFPA has shown they can appreciate crime procedurals (with actors from The Mentalist and Without a Trace getting nominated in prior years). You would think BBC’s critical darling Sherlock — arguably the finest crime drama in years on any network — would have easily secured a nomination. But, once again, Sherlock was robbed (though at least Benedict Cumberbatch received a nod).
– Sons of Anarchy: Is it really a snub if it’s always snubbed? Discuss.
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