This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press made official their full list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes, but given that this is still in our mind the golden age of television, not everyone was going to get what they deserved. There would be snubs; some would be saddening, while others would be infuriating.
We will say that as disappointed as we are by a few snubs here and there, this is by and large one of the best list of nominees that we’ve seen across any of the awards shows this year. It is diverse, it recognizes new shows, and it also doesn’t just go with the biggest stars (for the most part).
Here are some of the snubs that immediately caught our eye.
“The Leftovers” – Our personal favorite series of the year so far leaves with nothing.
Sam Heughan – While “Outlander” and stars Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies were nominated, he was unfortunately snubbed in a tough category.
Peter Dinklage – Months removed from winning the Emmy, no Globes nomination.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – The Netflix series is popular, but couldn’t crack the comedy category.
Amy Poehler – The former host didn’t get a nod for “Parks and Recreation’s” final season, and neither did the show.
“Homeland” – Even though season 5 is widely beloved, the Globes are going with new shows this year.
“The Affair” – The reigning champ will not get a chance to defend itself.
“Luther” – Voters have seen the series, and we’re willing to wager it was worth a spot.
“The Good Wife” – Other than Alan Cumming, the CBS series missed the boat this year.
“The Americans” – You can basically include them in every snub article until the end of time.
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