Golden Globes 2017: Is ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Outlander,’ or ‘Better Call Saul’ biggest Drama Series snub?

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With our official Golden Globes Preview Series resuming today discussing all of the nominees for the upcoming ceremony — including our take on the race itself — we also thought this year it’d be fun to issue the Hollywood Foreign Press a mea culpa. Because of that, every day we’re going to be looking also at a field of five snubs, and leaving it up to you to determine which of the shows should have been added to the mix more than any of the others.

Note that the shows we’re singling out here are not based on personal preference — we have the CarterMatt Awards for that — and are instead based on industry insight and buzz going into the show. Still, we’ll create a separate article on January 8 (the morning before the awards air on NBC) announcing who all of the top snubs were across all of the different categories. We’re beginning with Drama Series today, but will continue through all of the others on a daily basis. Feel free to vote however much you wish! Hopefully, these articles will give us more of a sense as to what precisely the HFPA got wrong.

Drama Series – The Snubs

“The Americans” (FX) – If finally received some long-awaited love from the Emmys this past year, but by the time that the Globes came around, it feels almost clear that a lot of people within the Hollywood Foreign Press forgot that the show was on the air.

“Better Call Saul” (AMC) – Given that critics are for the most part positive on season 2, this was probably just a case of there not being enough spots, and the show coming on too early in the year in order to be remembered by many voters. At least Bob Odenkirk got something.

“The Good Wife” (CBS) – While the final season was far from perfect, this would have been a nice way in order to send the series out into the sunset. We considered it a longshot, but we’ve absolutely seen the voters be a tad sentimental in the past.

“Mr. Robot” (USA) – A notable snub given its widespread popularity over the past to years; the show did come under fire somewhat in season 2 for taking too long to get to its central twist, but in terms of format and design, there remains nothing on TV quite like it.

“Outlander” (Starz) – Last year, the drama really broke through in a way that we were hoping to see from other awards shows. Other than a nod for Caitriona Balfe, that did not happen this time. Hopefully, this will change moving into next year’s nominations.

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