NBC Can't Win Golden Globes It's Hosting

Nominations leave out the broadcast networks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 9, 2019 4:30 PM CST
NBC Can't Win Golden Globes It's Hosting
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was left out of the Golden Globe nominations this year.   (HBO via AP)

The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations, the AP reports. It was a crowning moment for Netflix, and not just for the jeweled one on Queen Elizabeth's head. The streaming service, which dominated the Globe nominations overall, edged out HBO to win the most TV nods on Monday. Netflix received 17 TV nods, to go with its 17 on the movie side. HBO was a close successor at 15. Two Netflix shows got four nods: The Crown, in its new Olivia Colman incarnation, in the drama category, and Unbelievable in the limited series category, tying with HBO's Chernobyl.

The shutout, believed to be the first, of the broadcast networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW and PBS—makes for a awkward situation for NBC, which will host the awards ceremony Jan. 5 and covered the nominations live on Today. "It's shocking and weird that NBC will still telecast the Globes even though voters decided that the network's programs aren't worthy to compete," said analyst Tom O'Neil of goldderby.com, adding that a similar scenario has been playing out at the Emmys. Perhaps the biggest snub went to HBO's Game of Thrones, which received only a leading actor nomination for Kit Harington. Another snub was rare bad news for Netflix: When They See Us, about the Central Park Five, was shut out. Julia-Louis Dreyfus was bypassed for the last season of HBO's Veep, as was Sandra Oh in Killing Eve. Her co-star Jodie Comer was nominated. The nominees are listed here.

(More Golden Globes stories.)

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