We like to talk rather extensively about the people who score Golden Globe nominations leading up to the awards, but this year, we’re taking a slightly different approach in also discussing some of the notable snubs. In the Peak TV era, more people are getting overlooked than ever, and there are so many different factors that can go into it. Sometimes, your show airs too early, your audience is too small, or you air on network TV and don’t get the respect you deserve.
In this article, we’re focusing on the snubs in the Actress in a Television Series – Drama category. (You can read up about the nominees over here.) Note that you can vote in the comments below for who you think was the most notable snub, and we’ll announce the winners the morning of January 8, prior to the awards themselves airing on NBC.
Also, note that we’re trying to take personal preference out of the equation, and these snubs are based more on pre-show buzz and past Hollywood Foreign Press trends.
Gillian Anderson, “The Fall” (Netflix) – Like we said yesterday with Jamie Dornan, Anderson was always a longshot given that “The Fall” has a relatively small viewership compared to other shows out there; yet, her performance as Stella Gibson was brilliant, and often HFPA members tend to vote for international flair.
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC) – There was a time in which Viola was nominated for everything for this role, but this just goes to show the cyclical nature of TV awards shows in this era; there are so many options that it becomes hard even as a third-year show to get a little bit of love.
Lauren Graham, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (Netflix) – Given the buzz surrounding the show’s big return to the air, we know there was a contingent of people who wanted to see both Graham and Alexis Biedel score a nod. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen for either party; we found Graham’s work especially heartwarming and at times heartbreaking throughout the four-episode revival.
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” (Fox) – She won the award just one year ago, and given that her take on Cookie Lyon hasn’t changed since then when it comes to excellence, we were a little surprised to not see her included.
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America) – She’s coming off of winning the Emmy earlier this year, so to see her not on the ballot has to make a few members of the Clone Club out there a little bit unnerved. What gives?
Now, we turn this over to you! Vote for your favorite in the comments below, and head over here to get some other news when it comes to the Golden Globes and the various nominees! (Photo: Golden Globes.)