The Golden Globes might be known as the drunkest night in Hollywood — seriously, there's a lot of booze there — but at the end of the night, it's not all fun and drinks. As is true with any awards show, there must be winners and there must be losers. Billy Bob Thorton took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama, which meant that the other four actors left the show empty handed. And, while fans can and will debate who should have won until the end of time, it's clear that Matthew Rhys was snubbed for Best Actor in a TV Drama.
Rhys has been starring on The Americans for four years, but this was his first nomination for the role. Over the years, The Americans has been on many, many snub lists, and Rhys in particular has been an overlooked performer. In contrast, this was Liev Schreiber's fourth nomination in a row without a win for his role in Ray Donovan, essentially making him the next Jon Hamm of the Globes. Meanwhile, Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, fresh off his Emmy win, was nominated for the second year in a row, as was Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk. Rounding out the bunch was Thorton, nominated for his new Amazon show, Goliath.
A lot of fans of The Americans were taken aback by Thorton's win, especially considering Goliath, an Amazon original, is a brand new show with, thus far, very little buzz.
The first two awards have gone to Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton over Mahershala Ali and Matthew Rhys. (????) #GoldenGlobes— Aaron Roberts (@aalroberts) January 9, 2017
Me when Billy Bob beats Matthew Rhys from the Americans pic.twitter.com/aefzZ3yhza— Megan Frye (@MeganPFrye) January 9, 2017
MATTHEW RHYS WAS ROBBED AGAIN IS THIS SOME KIND OF ANTI-RUSSIAN THING BUT HE'S ONE OF THE GOOD RUSSIANS#GoldenGlobes— Jason Ginsburg (@Ginsburg) January 9, 2017
The Americans might go un-loved at the Globes this year, but at least it has plenty of fans.