Earlier today, we went through the list of who will and should win among the six actress nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Now, we’re back to take on the next part of our tradition in looking at some of the snubs. These are the actresses who were deserving, but were overlooked for several different reasons. Maybe they are on a show often forgotten by voters, of a crowded field in general, or simply their show being on a couple of years and losing some buzz.
Below, we’re bringing to you the field that we feel best represents the biggest snubs, based mostly on our perception of how the Hollywood Foreign Press chooses some of their candidates. At the bottom of this article, we want you to tell us which actress you found to be the most egregious snub! At the end of our own personal voting period on January 8 (the morning before the Globes air on NBC), we’ll give you the results.
Comedy Actress – The Snubs
Anna Faris, “Mom” (CBS) – Given how much love we do tend to see her co-star Allison Janney frequently receive during awards shows, it remains stunning in some way that Faris doesn’t get anywhere close to the same amount.
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix) – She’s an acting icon on a streaming series — if anything, all of this sounds exactly like what the HFPA would want! Fonda’s also been nominated many other places for her role, so why not here?
Sutton Foster, “Younger” (TV Land) – While Foster was a darkhorse from the beginning, the HFPA does have a tendency to nominate such underdog candidates and this is a show that continues to (deservedly) get a lot of love from critics.
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) – Her show may be a victim of when it premieres, given that by the time the Globes are making their selection, shows like “Divorce” and “Insecure” are more in the forefront; this also may be a disadvantage of her show streaming all episodes in a single day.
Emmy Rossum, “Shameless” (Shameless) – She and her co-star William H. Macy have been awards-show darlings in the past for this show, so it’s incredibly surprising to see them both snubbed on a year when there were two seasons eligible due to a scheduling quirk.
Now, let’s turn this over to you! Vote for who you think is the biggest snub below, and head over here to get some more news regarding the Golden Globes and various nominations / snubs.
If you want to tell us more about some other snubs, share in the comments! (Photo: Golden Globes.)