We’re in total shock that Season 3 of Game of Thrones didn’t receive a single nomination for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, so we’ve come up with a few reasons it should have gotten love to show the Globes the error of their ways. Hopefully we can prevent this kind of atrocious omission in the future.
It’s redefined the scale of television. Game of Thrones has changed our perceptions of what a television show can be. With an enormous and talented cast, sprawling sets that span several countries, and ultra-realistic CGI special effects, GoT has blurred the lines between television and movies in a way that was unthinkable previously.
The Red Wedding. Season 3 especially upped the stakes for Game of Thrones, culminating in the now-infamous Red Wedding. Was there another scene on TV this year that brought about the kind of reaction that the nuptials of Edmure Tully did? We think not.
Jaime Lannister. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s performance as Jaime this year was outstanding. His Kingslayer confession to Brienne after being broken down both physically and mentally was one of the best pieces of acting we’ve seen onscreen all year. After his performance was snubbed at the Emmys, we thought, “At least there’s still the Golden Globes.” Now that he’s been snubbed again, we have no choice but to hope for justice next year.
Why do you think Game of Thrones deserved a Golden Globe nomination? Sound off in the comments!