HBO got Killed at the Golden Globes


Despite fairly good chances, HBO wasn’t able to take home a single Golden Globe last night.

Well, this doesn’t happen often. HBO, usually the king of award shows, was taken to the cleaners last night. No HBO actor or series pulled in a single win. That’s not really how we thought this was going to go, but apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press had other ideas. To be fair, there other ideas were pretty good. But the Golden Globes were shockingly harsh to HBO this year.

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This just goes to show how fierce the current television landscape is. While that’s great for viewers, it significantly heats up the competition between networks. Again, good for fans and viewers. And the shows that did end up were winning were great picks in their own right. The Crown and Atlanta are both excellent in their respective genres and deserve recognition. That also means that Westworld, Game of Thrones, and Veep have to lose.

It’s not all that surprising that Lena Headey and Thandie Newton lost. Headey has unfortunately had trouble getting recognition for her role as Cersei Lannister for years, and Oliva Colman really is fantastic in The Night Manager. These are not easy choices. We’ve speculated before on when HBO’s reign at award shows was going to come to a close, and it’s worth considering that it might be now.

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What will be truly interesting to see is if this is the start of a trend that will extend to the Emmy’s. No offense to the Golden Globes, but the Emmy’s are where it’s at. Competition has maybe never been more intense than it is right now. This would all be a little different if the winners weren’t fantastic shows and actors. But they are. If you have access to Netflix and haven’t watched The Crown yet, we have to wonder what exactly you’ve been doing with your life.

Even though HBO was slain, good television is being recognized. And we’re down with that. You can check out the full list of winners at the Golden Globes official site.