Someone apparently has to call the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and inform them that Game of Thrones exists. After all, the only way to explain GoT not being nominated in any 2014 Golden Globes category is to assume that the HFPA just isn’t aware that GoT is a TV show.
Seriously. This is insanity. Season 3 was the year GoT really went mainstream. Episode 9’s “Red Wedding” scene was probably the most talked-about TV event of any series in 2013, and the show garnered Emmy noms for Best Drama, Best Supporting Actress (Emilia Clarke), Best Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage), and Best Guest Actress (Diana Rigg). But, if you vote for the Golden Globes, it’s like you’ve never heard of the show.
The nominees for Best Drama are Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Masters of Sex, and House of Cards, all fine shows, for sure, but come on. GoT combines the finest elements of all of these shows. Breaking Bad’s ruthless anti-hero? That’s pretty much everyone on GoT. Downton Abbey’s charming Britishness? GoT employs more English actors than a London performance of Hamlet. The political intrigue of House of Cards, the titillation of Masters of Sex, the scandalous romance of The Good Wife? Check, check, and check.
Sorry Golden Globes, but you’ve missed the boat on this one. Maybe subscribe to HBO before coming up with the nominations next year. We’ll even give you our HBOGO password, if that’s what it takes.