It's impossible to please everyone when it comes to an awards show, so it's not surprising that the 2016 Golden Globes nominations had some TV snubs. What is surprising, though, is what made it onto that list of snubs. Or, perhaps it's not surprising, after all with so much great television on cable, network, and streaming services, I don't envy the people who had to make the decisions about which shows and actors got a Golden Globes nod and which shows got snubbed. Everything from the old favorites like Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black were up for awards, as were beloved newcomers like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Flesh and Bone, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Unfortunately not all your fav shows could nab a nomination and several TV mainstays were rejected this year.
Of course, there's still the Emmys if they didn't pick up GG this time around, so all hope isn't lost on the awards show circuit. Still, let's take a moment and ponder how and why the Hollywood Foreign Press Association dared to let these series go unrecognized. My forever tears about the Amys, guys.
Taylor Shilling, Orange Is The New Black, Best Actress In A Comedy
Despite her outstanding shift from relatable (kinda) protagonist to full on villain, Schilling was skipped over by the Best Actress category. I hated her in Season 3, but I respected her acting, so it's a shame to see her passed by.
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer, Best Actress In A Comedy
Golden Globes, how dare you not recognize the genius that is Amy Schumer? Not only was this most recent season of Inside Amy Schumer always hilarious, but it was super thought-provoking too. That kind of comedic ability should have been rewarded. She did score nods for Trainwreck, so all wasn't lost, but IAS deserved some too!
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation, Best Actress In A Comedy
Another hilarious Amy, her show Parks and Rec was passed over in its last chance to win since the show wrapped its final season earlier this year. Honestly the former GG host deserved better.
Broad City, Best Comedy
There were a lot of good comedies in 2015, so I understand that all of them couldn't be nominated. But Broad City was one of the year's best showings, and that pegging scene was revolutionary.
The Good Wife, Best Drama
Similarly to the comedy section, the drama category was full of so many good shows. Unfortunately The Good Wife didn't make the cut to the disappointment of its fans.
Jessica Jones, Best Drama
Premiering so close to the GG nominations date, I'm not totally surprised that it was looked over this year. But still, the Netflix series got everyone talking and was definitely good enough to compete with the other dramas. Hopefully next year!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Best Comedy
UGH. I might never forgive the HFPA for this one.
Mad Men, Best Drama
Another unfortunate tale of a show's last chance at victory swiped away. At least Jon Hamm got a nod.
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones, Best Actor in a Drama
Jon Snow didn't die just to be ignored at the Golden Globes, OK?