2017 Golden Globes TV Nominations Snubs Show A Lot Of Major Performances Didn't Make The Cut

It's that time of year again. Award season is finally here, which means it's time to focus on those individuals who were overlooked and won't have the chance to take home a shiny trophy that will probably sit either in a glass case or in their bathroom. On Monday, Dec. 12, there were too many unfortunate 2017 Golden Globe TV nominations snubs, because that's just the way the world works. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association can't nominate everyone, but to exclude these following talents? It's really is mind-boggling.

I wish I could give each actor who puts their heart and soul into their work an award. Though, it wouldn't really count for anything and I don't know if they'd appreciate it as much as an actual Golden Globe statue. Whatever the case, there's just no way to recognize everyone currently on television, especially since there is just so much TV to watch these days. It's impossible to keep up and then when you do, another slew of projects are released. Between network television, cable TV, and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, it's a never-ending process of trying to stay up to date with what is new in television.

That said, let's get to those who were wrongly snubbed and will not be taking home a 2017 Golden Globe.

Lauren Graham


There's no doubt Lauren Graham killed it once again as Lorelai Gilmore in Netflix's revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She gave one of her best performances as the beloved character in all four episodes, but especially "Fall." She really did deserve the recognition.

Ellie Kemper

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As the titular character in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it's surprising to see that Ellie Kemper didn't score a nomination. She's charming, delightful, and beyond hilarious. She's yet to receive a Golden Globe nom, but maybe next year.

Kelly Bishop

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Like her TV daughter, Graham, Kelly Bishop killed her performance in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life as Emily Gilmore. I think all GG fans will agree that Emily stole the entire revival and had the best story line.

Milo Ventimiglia

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With each new episode of This Is Us, Milo Ventimiglia has stolen the show as Jack. Between his emotional and uplifting speeches with his children to his devout love for his wife, Rebecca, he really should've been nominated.

Tatiana Maslany


She may have finally won a 2016 Emmy, but it's time for the Orphan Black star to take home a Golden Globe. Hello, she plays multiple roles and pretty much makes up the entire cast. What is it going to take for her to win all of the awards?

Sterling K. Brown


Maybe I'm just being selfish here, because I want Sterling K. Brown to be nominated for everything and win every single award out there. There's no arguing he is beyond phenomenal. Yes, he scored a nom for his role in People vs. O.J. Simpson, but what about This Is Us? Really, he should've been nominated twice.

Viola Davis

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Viola Davis not getting nominated for How to Get Away With Murder is mind-boggling. She never fails in giving a fantastic performance as Annalise Keating. Whether she is delving out a powerful monologue or getting drunk and dancing as Annalise, Davis is fabulous.

Terrence Howard

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In my opinion, he plays one of the most hated men on television. Terrence Howard is unbelievably great as Empire's Lucious Lyon. It continues to be confusing why he isn't receiving any love from any award show.

Jaime Camil

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Recognition for Jaime Camil as Rogelio de la Vega on Jane the Virgin is long overdue. His comedic delivery is so on point and he is such a shining star in The CW series. I know his character would agree with me.

Taraji P. Henson

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Yes, she won a Golden Globe in 2016 for her Empire role as Cookie Lyon, but she deserved another nomination. Week in and week out, Taraji P. Henson continues to prove why she is a true TV talent.

Millie Bobby Brown

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The entire Stranger Things cast is fantastic and it's awesome to see Winona Ryder scored a Golden Globe nom for her role. However, Millie Bobby Brown stole the Netflix series as Eleven. She didn't even need to have any speaking lines and was a scene stealer.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that there are so many snubs, because that's how it usually goes with award shows. However, it'd be nice to see those who deserve the recognition finally get it.