Nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards were announced this morning, and wouldn’t you know it – Game of Thrones is on the list! It has been nominated for Best Television Series – Drama for the fourth time, although it has yet to bring home a win in this category. Award season is looking good for our favorite fantasy show so far, with Game of Thrones already having secured Best Drama nominations from the Writers Guild of America and The Critic’s Choice Awards.
Game of Thrones faces some tough competition, as it goes up against The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us, and The Crown. The Handmaid’s Tale is a particularly strong competitor, as the show garnered an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series earlier this year. The Crown is another likely threat, as it looks to repeat its 2017 Golden Globe win over Game of Thrones. Check out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s press release for the full list of nominees.
Although we reported last month that HBO submitted Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington for consideration in the lead acting categories, neither made the cut. Game of Thrones has only ever received two Globes nominations for acting, and both were in the Supporting category: Peter Dinklage in 2012 (the eventual winner) and Lena Headey in 2017 (who lost to Olivia Colman for The Night Manager). Dinklage’s win was the first and only Golden Globe Award for the series, but perhaps they’ll have better luck this time around!
The Game of Thrones nod also helped push HBO to the top of the Golden Globes nominations list according to The Wrap – giving it 12 in total. This isn’t much of a surprise given HBO’s domination of the Emmys earlier this year. Perhaps we’ll see the network repeat its success and snag the most trophies here as well.
The 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony will air on January 7, 2018 on NBC.