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And The Nominees Aren’t: Golden Globes’ Biggest Letdowns

The Nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globes have been announced, but as usual, the awards have failed to acknowledge some great actors and shows

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Like most award shows, the Golden Globes have proven to be utterly ignorant since they’ve left out some of the greatest shows. We’re not saying the nominees don’t deserve it —we’re saying that there are still others who deserve to at least be acknowledged.

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While it’s great that Masters of Sex has been recognized, considering it’s a relatively new show, and that Tatiana Maslany was finally acknowledged for her brilliant acting on Orphan Black, the Golden Globes have still disappointed since they failed to mention some brilliant shows and actors.

1. Mad Men

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Also left out of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it seems like this just isn’t Mad Men’s year. Not only did it not get nominated for Best Drama, but it also didn’t get a single acting award. Nothing for Jon Hamm or Kiernan Shipka? That doesn’t really seem to make sense to us, and we’re just a few steps away from boycotting the Globes.

2. Game of Thrones

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Come on, Golden Globes. Seriously? How can Game of Thrones not be nominated? It could easily WIN Best Drama. But okay, let’s say others deserve that spot, but did you really leave out Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey? Seriously considering the boycott now.

3. The Walking Dead

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The Golden Globes are tripping up. Season 4 was the best The Walking Dead has ever had, and you’re telling us they neglect to mention the show? What about Andrew Lincoln’s acting, then? No? You’re losing it, Globes. You’re losing it real bad real fast.

4. Homeland

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Hold up. Are you seriously telling us that there’s no nomination for Claire Danes or Damien Lewis, for what could only have been called the biggest show on all of TV in its first two seasons? We’ve scanned the list over and over again to see if we’ve missed it, but it’s true. Nothing for Homeland.

5. Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries

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Now, before you start bitchin’, let us explain that we know The Vampire Diaries not being nominated isn’t a big shocker. We get it, it’s a show about teenage vampires. But just listen: Like Tatiana Maslany, Nina Dobrev also plays many characters, three to be exact, and she does it beautifully. It’s like she takes on these personalities and everything changes, from her voice and accent to her walk. So, maybe The Globes should stop being so uppity and elitist, and consider some of the “non-serious” networks like The CW.

The List of TV Nominees:

• DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad

Downtown Abbey

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Masters of Sex

• DRAMA – ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

• DRAMA – ACTRESS

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Corey Stoll, House of Cards

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

• SERIES, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES – SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer, The White Queen

Hayden Panettiere , Nashville

Monica Potter, Parenthood

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

(Many categories, that we didn’t think were relevant, are missing)

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