Golden Globes 2015 Nominations announced

The nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were announced today and Game of Thrones has finally been acknowledged after a bit of a drought.

News after the jump.

Game of Thrones was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama but individual actors were snubbed this year in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories.  In its category, GoT is up against some traditional favorites from years past like Downtown Abbey and The Good Wife, as well as facing competition from newer shows like House of Cards and The Affair.

HBO led the TV nominations with 15.  Unfortunately, Game of Thrones hasn’t received much love from the Golden Globes.  In 2012 it had two nominations, one for Best Television Series – Drama and another for Best Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage, which he won.  In the years since it hasn’t been nominated at all.  Maybe the long drought is over and it has a chance of winning Best Series this year.

The winners will be announced on January 11, 2015.  We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed.

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    1. Don’t think Game of Thrones will win it this year. This season was very good but could have been better. I think season 7 is where they have a chance to snag best series awards similar to how The Lord of the Rings won for The Return of The King

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    2. Turncloak:
      Don’t think Game of Thrones will win it this year. This season was very good but could have been better. I think season 7 is where they have a chance to snag best series awards similar to how The Lord of the Rings won for The Return of The King

      Honestly, I don’t think GoT will ever win best drama for any award. It’s a genre show and the story material is too controversial. I’m surprised it’s gotten the awards and nominations it has.

      For me, awards and such are beside the point now. As long as the series maintains its quality and story relevance to the final season, I’m happy.

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    3. Turncloak:
      Don’t think Game of Thrones will win it this year. This season was very good but could have been better. I think season 7 is where they have a chance to snag best series awards similar to how The Lord of the Rings won for The Return of The King

      Look at the competition though. I watch them all except for Downton and think even a ‘lesser season’ of GoT is more entertaining than any of them. Those aren’t Breaking Bad-esque programs to beat, and without bias, GoT should be favored. However, knowing how these awards typically go I fully expect House of Cards to win. The Affair? Uh no.

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    4. Congrats GoT. The actors in the show were always going go be snubbed, it’s got the biggest ensemble cast on TV. At least the show was recognised again knowing how much these award shows omit genre shows.

      GoT is the best show nominated, it should win, but yes the HFPA will probably favour HoC, or even TGW, which I do enjoy.

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    5. I’m happy that Game of Thrones was nominated in the Drama Series category, because recognition for this great series is always nice! I also wouldn’t be totally surprised to see it win given the lack of a clear frontrunner a la Breaking Bad last year. But if it loses to something like The Good Wife or House of Cards, I won’t see it as too much of a slight. The television awards at the Golden Globes tend to be an afterthought, even more than they are at the various guild awards where movies are also honored. Factor in the HFPA’s small voting membership and their history of rather idiosyncratic choices, and I tend not to view any snubs from their corner with the same disappointment that I might when say, the Emmys overlook something (which already isn’t that much).

      As for the acting categories, Game of Thrones faces an even more pronounced disadvantage at the Golden Globes than it does at other awards because it lacks a clear lead performer. While the Globes separate comedy and drama for the Series and Lead categories for the TV awards, they don’t extend the same privilege to the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories. Not only do they mash comedy and drama together, but they throw all of the supporting players from miniseries and TV movies in there as well. That’s how you get a Supporting Actor field that pits Matt Bomer and Bill Murray for HBO original movies vs Colin Hanks for a basic cable limited series vs Alan Cumming and Jon Voight for regular supporting roles on limited series. That’s pretty much the definition of a grab bag. Frankly, it’s not surprising that Peter Dinklage wasn’t able to noticed in such a chaotic category, especially since he doesn’t have movie-star name recognition and his performance doesn’t have the advantage of being shiny and new (that’s even more true for someone like Lena Headey on the Supporting Actress side. Good luck finding any space for her to plant her flag when Oscar Winner Julia Roberts can’t get nominated and Kathy Bates is devouring every piece of scenery in sight).

      The Golden Globes tend to make for a more entertaining telecast than the Emmys and the Oscars – primarily because they serve alcohol during their ceremony. So they’re fun, but even more than those two ceremonies, they shouldn’t be revered as the ultimate standard of quality for television and film.

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    6. The Golden Globes are irrelevant , as are most other awards. The Golden Globes, are about as useful as geniyal warts or pubic lice…

      But even so I know that this does mean something to the people involved in making this show, so to them I say congratulations and good luck!

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    7. Clob: Look at the competition though.I watch them all except for Downton and think even a ‘lesser season’ of GoT is more entertaining than any of them.Those aren’t Breaking Bad-esque programs to beat, and without bias, GoT should be favored.However, knowing how these awards typically go I fully expect House of Cards to win.The Affair?Uh no.
      Clob,

      Agree! Without BB, the field is wide open. I think GoT could actually win this year. Maybe House of Cards. And The Affair is the “new kid on the block” – so maybe that one will take the prize. My boyfriend and I are actually watching The Affair – the story is ok, but so much of the dialogue is cringe-worthy and the plot moves so slowly – like a daytime soap opera. All I can think of is Dominic West turned down the role of “Mance Rayder” to do this?

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    8. I f*cking hate the Golden Globes. Good to see Game of Thrones nominated for Best Drama though

      No Gone Girl or Interstellar for best picture? Give me a break

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    9. All I can think of is Dominic West turned down the role of “Mance Rayder” to do this?

      He would have been a worse choice. Hinds has the cunning nature and wry look down perfect, and he’s old enough to be a contemporary of Qhorin Halfhand and Jeor Mormont. West isn’t, and I’d hae watched the entire thing waiting for him to blurt out, “Da fuck did I do?”

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    10. Another fine acknowledgment for all involved in GoT.

      Even though it’s not nominated, I’ll be cheering for Breaking Bad. The plunging necklines are a fascinating aspect of the GGs as well.

      The Hound,
      I’m rather surprised as well at some of the films not nominated.

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    11. Jared,

      Now she has a well deserved break, but no news on that battle that was too big to film in Iceland. You’d think even our spies would have been able to catch a glimpse of it, but nada a word or even hint at when it was or will be shot. Have to give credit to security for ramping up and tightening down the sets and their perimeters to prevent a little espionage.

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    12. Something very strange just happened on Game of Thrones Wiki: one of the Wikia Staff people came on (the hub guys who run the Wikia network) and told the Admins that he’d been contacted by a Season 5 cast member, who wanted their name added to the Season 5 cast listing.

      He said her name was Mary Jordan and that she appeared in episode 10 of Season 5. But he said that she told him that she wasn’t allowed to reveal her character’s name yet (which might not be significant).

      I am trying to confirm this with them now, we can’t just take a random person’s word for it but need a casting sheet or something.

      Has anyone here been able to track down a casting sheet with a “Mary Jordan” on it?

      What might plausibly be a female role in the Season 5 finale? Might be nothing, but what surprise new character would be important?

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    13. Greatjon of Slumber,

      Agreed. Not a fan.

      I can’t understand the hatred for “genre” shows. As an actor, doesn’t it add to the difficulty of a role to have to get into the mind of the character as well as adapt to a very different, sometimes fantastical, setting? Wouldn’t doing those roles believably and thoroughly be a better job of acting than say, playing a lawyer-mom in Chicago (no offense to TGW, I like the show, but c’mon)?

      The Dragon Demands,
      Oooooo! Can’t think of any females added to the story at the end of DwD. Green Grace maybe?

      Bride of Ramsey?

      Late introduction of Arianne (I know, grasping at straws)? Only Ep. 10, so WoW spoiler? So exciting! Thanks, DD! Keep us posted.

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    14. Ashara D,

      If she’s legit, she’s a guest actress and probably Irish. So, she’s not Arianne and Jeyne Poole or whatever show variant we get would need to be intro’d earlier.

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    15. Felt Pelt,

      Was about to post that. But we ought not to jump to guessing who she is until we can actually confirm her casting. Which we can’t really as yet. I haven’t found a CV.

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    16. There’s like seven actresses named “Mary Jordan”, I’m not even sure this is a legitimate casting report, and even then, it might be yet another *unknown* actress with no online profile, also named “Mary Jordan”. I’ll update with more information as I receive it.

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    17. Felt Pelt:
      The Dragon Demands,

      Probably this Mary Jordan, who was just in a movie with Littlefinger:
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1103771/

      Her credits go back to 1960 so she must be an older woman. Maybe Lady Dustin at Winterfell?

      If she played married women in 1960 and 1962 (“Mrs Mason”, “Mrs Brown”), she’s too old to be Lady Dustin, who would be around Ned’s age.

      Wasn’t there a leaked casting call for an older lady who is supposed to be helping Brienne and leading her through “hostile territory”? Maybe that’s who she’s playing?

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    18. Great to see Mark Ruffalo get some recognition. Loved that guy since he wore a “great ‘stache, bro” in “Safe Men”.

      If you like dark comedy, and/or would like to see Peter Dinklage as a hired hit man, then watch “Safe Men”. One of my favorites, and yes, there is a pretty funny penis joke in it regarding Paul Giamatti’s character.

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    19. Balerion The Cat,

      Nice find! December 15 would make sense as a date for HBO to release their Yearender video as two of their shows, The Newsroom and Getting On, will be airing their season finales on that day (series finale for The Newsroom). I don’t watch either show, but I may have to turn the channel away from football and over to HBO for the five minute window before and after each of those shows airs in the hopes that I’ll see it. Fingers crossed.

      Otherwise, it looks like the boxing video is going to be released on demand, so maybe we’ll get to see the regular Yearender video that way. Either way, someone is going to have to find a way to link it here so that we can parse every frame of the footage. 😉

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    20. …now people are wondering if they simply recast Lady Stoneheart – why rehire an expensive actress for a role that can’t speak? She only has to remember.

      Also, Mary Jordan can’t be the “old woman Brienne befriends” because she is said to appear in multiple episodes – this one, only in the finale. And it was odd how much they emphasized “can’t say what the role is” — other people said if they were a “Meereen cobbler” or whatever.

      Frankly I’d rather take a recast LS than the prospect of no LS at all. And maybe the prosthetics are so heavy we wouldn’t really notice.

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    21. GoT must win this year. Now BB has ended GoT should and hopefully will, dominate now. It’s the best show on TV by a mile. Even HoC and TD can’t get near GoT.

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    22. The Dragon Demands:
      …now people are wondering if they simply recast Lady Stoneheart – why rehire an expensive actress for a role that can’t speak?She only has to remember.

      Also, Mary Jordan can’t be the “old woman Brienne befriends” because she is said to appear in multiple episodes – this one, only in the finale.And it was odd how much they emphasized “can’t say what the role is” — other people said if they were a “Meereen cobbler” or whatever.

      Frankly I’d rather take a recast LS than the prospect of no LS at all.And maybe the prosthetics are so heavy we wouldn’t really notice.

      If they showed some random actresses’ made-up face and said: “Oh, this is resurrected Catelyn”, that would just look silly. If you don’t have Michelle Fairley playing Stoneheart, what’s the point of having Stoneheart in the first place?

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    23. It’s nice to see a genre show being recognized by the Golden Globes. But I think a win is about as likely as the U.S. electing a female president.

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    24. Mine is the Furry,

      LOL Ry! You’re so bad. I almost snorted water through my nose.

      Annara Snow,

      I agree with you. It should be

      Michelle Fairley. LS should still be recognizable. We are talking about a major character recasting there. Show viewers would still need to see Cat in the UnCat.

      That’s just my opinion.

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    25. Flora Linden: It’s a genre show and the story material is too controversial. I’m surprised it’s gotten the awards and nominations it has.

      All shows are “genre” shows from one genre or another. However, what makes it odd is that GoT is fantasy: and fantasy is taken only slightly more seriously by TV and film people than it is by literary people. (Well, it almost has to be!)

      However, the “controversial” nature of the material is a plus. Although the GG’s tend to go a little “vanilla,” the TV series that get the nominations from most of these groups tend to revel in controversial issues. That’s why critics like them: they want stories that take on real issues and think through how people would deal with them. (This is not a new thing: it goes back at least 200 years.)

      It’s to Thrones credit that people have seen past the Swords and Sorcery to even notice these things.

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    26. Perhaps Jordan can’t say what the role is because it’s a minor one with no name…..

      (I am betting on a certain “nun” of sorts….)

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    27. The Hound:
      There’s ZERO chance for Game of Thrones to win. It’s a fantasy show dude. (and it features a lot of beeeeewbs and violence)
      Their only chance is the last season

      The Hound,
      Dudette – but that’s ok. “Lost” won a slew of awards back in the day – and so did “The X Files”. More supernatural/sci-fy than fantasy, but still. And Breaking Bad, which won so many awards I’ve lost count, had both beeewbs and violence.
      “Breaking Bad beeewbs”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN3YKSRcq4k
      “Breaking Bad violence”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAy3Z6VFGMk
      I’m still hopeful 🙂

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    28. Tereeza777,

      Lost and Breaking Bad are not even close to the strong sexual content and graphic violence of Game of Thrones. NOT. EVEN. CLOSE

      Also Breaking Bad, Lost and X-Files are not from a fictional universe therefore you can’t compare them to GoT.

      And btw Breaking Bad didn’t win anything too major except in the acting categories before the final Season.

      PS: Sorry Dudette 😀 Sometimes I don’t pay attention to the username because I answer really fast…

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    29. Big congrats to GOT for its success these last two days.

      Also, Michelle Fairley is back in Belfast (pic’s from yesterday). She’s probably free now her stint in “Resurrection” is pretty much over (those who saw the latest episode know what I’m talking about) http://i62.tinypic.com/24xm1bo.jpg

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    30. Lightbringer,

      Unlikely. Tinypic again, huh? That could’ve been taken any time and anywhere (and I believe I’ve seen it before too, for what that’s worth). Tinypic does not give any context for its images, so naturally it’s the go-to for misleading posts.

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    31. Lightbringer,

      Seeing as she’s from NI, we can’t assume that it means anything. But it’s definitely good for those that still had some hope left in them.

      Tatters,

      Okay… Care to elaborate? Because that’s a pretty big and pretty groundless statement

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    32. jentario,

      The Tinypic picture has no source, so it doesn’t prove anything by itself. If it had been posted on twitter or something by a legit person from NI, then I’d count it to mean something. As it is, there’ve been too many attempts to convince folks that

      Stoneheart’s

      in, using unsourced Tinypic images for me to trust another.

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    33. ahahahahah not even a nomination for Mad Men in any of the categories…. not even for the actors… the GG are such a joke 😀

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    34. Lightbringer,

      Interesting. A bit too late though, no? Shoot is almost over.

      For what it’s worth, Peter McGinley’s (Anguy) Tweeter was unusually quiet the last few days of November. This was when Daniel Portman was in Belfast (probably alongside Gwen Christie). If any Brotherhood material was shot, it was likely then.

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    35. Ron,

      As I said above though, that Tinypic image comes without a source or any kind of context. If it were a twitter link or an instagram photo with a date and location cited in it, it might be believable. But it comes with neither. So where and when it was taken is left entirely to our faith in the fellow who posted it. Given how many fake

      Lady Stoneheart

      posts there’ve been using Tinypic images, I’m inclined to think this is another hoax.

      And if there was a legit source somewhere on the internet, why post it through such a purposefully non-descript image-hosting site? It just doesn’t gel.

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    36. Wimsey: All shows are “genre” shows from one genre or another. However, what makes it odd is that GoT is fantasy: and fantasy is taken only slightly more seriously by TV and film people than it is by literary people. (Well, it almost has to be!)

      However, the “controversial” nature of the material is a plus. Although the GG’s tend to go a little “vanilla,” the TV series that get the nominations from most of these groups tend to revel in controversial issues. That’s why critics like them: they want stories that take on real issues and think through how people would deal with them.(This is not a new thing: it goes back at least 200 years.)

      It’s to Thrones credit that people have seen past the Swords and Sorcery to even notice these things.

      Regarding the controversial issues, I get the impression GoT is being made a convenient target by some people for how terrible the emphasis is on sex and nudity and violence on TV while hypocritically ignoring that prime-time network TV or other cable series sometimes feature far more disturbing and over-the-top examples of that. Just my opinion.

      And you’re right – fantasy, not genre, would be a better description in this case. And I do think GoT is a lightning-in-a-bottle thing, one those franchises like Star Wars or James Bond that transcends a niche to become mainstream and stand alone. I love GoT , but I’m not even remotely interested in anything else in fantasy (although I do enjoy ABC’s Once Upon A Time).

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    37. Flora Linden,

      I’m not expecting it exactly, but I won’t be surprised if GoT pulls a Friday Night Lights and pulls some awards away from more expected winners in its final season as a gesture toward the complete series.

      Whether that happens is going to heavily depend on the strength of the final season(s) though. If they go out with a bang and maintain a decent level of critical and popular success through to the close, I could see them getting some “series achievement” awards. If they collapse at the end, that’s very unlikely to be on the table.

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    38. cubicz, Maybe Rowan? “Rowan is tall and skinny, too lean and leathery to be called pretty. She has long legs and red brown hair.”

      Mary Jordan:
      Playing Age: 35-40
      Hair: Auburn
      Eyes: Blue
      Height: 5’7″
      Build: Slim

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    39. A tidbit off of Casting Call Pro:

      Markham Pickering as Night’s Watchmen. According to this very source he played a Harrenhal prison guard in s2 too.

      In his own words on the Casting Call Pro page his experience is only that of a “featured extra” on GoT, so this is small news obviously…but hell, it’s news nonetheless.

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    40. Clob:
      Look at the competition though. I watch them all except for Downton and think even a ‘lesser season’ of GoT is more entertaining than any of them. Those aren’t Breaking Bad-esque programs to beat, and without bias, GoT should be favored. However, knowing how these awards typically go I fully expect House of Cards to win. The Affair? Uh no.

      I don’t think it was a “lesser season”. If you look at most polls and forums, most people agree that season 4 was the best so far.

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    41. bristolcity: If you look at most polls and forums, most people agree that season 4 was the best so far.

      The ratings held over the year, too: and they were higher than Season 3’s. I will be interested to see how much higher the ratings go. Thanks to binge watching, people can catch up in just a few weeks. And the show is kind of catchy!

      I was very concerned that the Red Wedding would hurt the audience. Online fandom is a poor comparison with real audiences, but it definitely hurt the fandom 13 years ago. (A lot of fans thought that Robb Stark was the real hero, you know!) However, any negative effect it had obviously was outweighed by everything else.

      My worry for this year is that many people find Crows to be a dismal and dreary read. I’m worried that this part of the show will lose people. Hopefully, aggressive adaptation will smooth out these problems. After all, one advantage of doing an adaptation is that you get to know what didn’t go over well in the original! (If nothing else, excising or condensing the new protagonists and consolidating at least two storylines should improve the pace of the narrative: that could do a lot to make this more entertaining. After all, the story itself is pretty cool.)

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    42. So yeah. Michelle Monaghan for best supporting actress. Her scene with MM at his apartment alone is worthy of this accolade.

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    43. Am I in the minority who thinks Season 4 was GoT’s strongest?

      And the Affair is very good, I like it a lot, but I still believe Dominic West gives off a very “contemporary” vibe, and therefore think he would not have worked as Mance.

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