The day after the Golden Globes is a difficult one for many shows. You can be happy for some shows while being sad for others; this is the nature of TV these days, since there is so much good programming on. Someone’s always going to feel snubbed or left out.
The great news for “Outlander” is that it was invited to the party Sunday night, with nominations for the show along with actors Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies. Unfortunately, it ended up losing in all categories to “Mr. Robot,” Taraji P. Henson, and Christian Slater. Is there still a silver lining for fans to take away from the show? We’d say so, and for many different reasons.
1. Fan presence – We weren’t at the Globes this year, but we’ve heard that “Outlander” fans outside the Beverly Hilton were among the most vocal and passionate there. This certainly could open the eyes of many who were in attendance. Sure, people who frequent social media likely know the extent of the “Outlander” fandom already, but it is so easy to be so insular when on Twitter and Facebook, forgetting in the process that the majority of Hollywood Foreign Press voters may not frequent them with the same regularity.
2. Face time with the HFPA – Being at the awards enables the actors and producers to make some more connections, which could pay off in a big way down the road. While some new shows do win at the Globes, there are others that take an additional year or two to get that award. Getting to know the HFPA voters and the organization better never hurts.
3. Screen time – The Globes air on NBC, while the red-carpet pre-show airs on E!. How many viewers of these channels are that aware of “Outlander”? Maybe some, but if the awards exposed even just a fraction of people to it, some of them could turn around and be viewers down the road. That’s excellent free advertising that could help down the road.
4. There’s plenty more to come – Readers of Dragonfly in Amber know a thing or two already about coming up. We’re not the sort to dive into book spoilers in articles like these, but let’s just say that there are going to be plenty of other opportunities for the show to be honored based on the material.
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