As always, Hollywood's biggest party delivered a big list of small screen favorites, but there are a few snubs (No American Horror Story?) and surprises (Yay, Stranger Things!) that left us scratching our awards show-loving heads. Let's break down the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's most shocking TV inclusions and omissions…
SNUB: Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us.
Don’t get us wrong -- we're thrilled that This is Us
snagged a coveted nomination in the Best Comedy Series category, and both Mandy Moore
and Chrissy Metz secured accolades
as well, but what about Milo Ventimiglia
?! The patriarch of the Pearson family has delivered countless awe-inspiring scenes over the dramedy's first season, and even graced audiences with his trophy-worthy tush in the pilot. That alone deserves a win.
SURPRISE: Stranger Things. Nope, you're not in The Upside Down -- Stranger Things was really nominated! It's not every year that the summer's biggest series maintains enough momentum to dominate awards season, but Stranger Things is not your ordinary summer smash. The Netflix drama, which pays homage to '80s sci-fi flicks, has been this year's most binge-worthy watercooler series, and now it could get the awards acclaim to match.
SNUB: Orange Is the New Black. Although Orange Is the New Black has never actually won a Golden Globe in the past, the Neflix dramedy has always been a strong contender in the Best TV comedy category, and stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba have both received two nominations each in the past. Apparently the HFPA no longer wants to bunk with ladies of Litchfield…
SURPRISE: Atlanta. Well, this is certainly a peachy surprise! FX's buzzed-about new show is the only freshman series to make it into the highly competitive Best TV Comedy race. Donald Glover, who executive produces and stars in the innovative comedy, also received a nod in the Best Comedy Actor category.
SNUB: American Horror Story: Roanoke. Similar to OITNB, American Horror Story has always been a leading series in both nominations and wins, but this year the FX darling was denied any attention. Apparently the lost colony of Roanoke lost them the nominations…
SNUB: Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
No matter how you feel about those highly controversial last four words
of Netflix's Gilmore Girls
revival, TV fans can all agree on one thing: Lauren Graham
should have received some kudos for her emotional performance as Lorelai Gilmore. Graham's heart-wrenching nature-side monologue about her favorite memory with her father -- played by the late Edward Herrmann
-- should have been enough to solicit tears, and votes from the HFPA.
SURPRISE: Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, The Americans. It's about damn time! After years of screaming "SNUBBED!" at the top of our lungs and lists, we're thrilled that the HFPA has finally acknowledged the brilliant acting on FX's The Americans. Although the series did not make the list for Best TV Drama, the espionage thriller's two leads -- and real-life couple! -- Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell each received a well-deserved first-time nomination.
SNUB: Sam Heughan and Outlander.
Sam Heughan has, once again, been denied the well-deserved awards show love for his courageous portrayal of Jamie Fraser, and this year, Outlander
has also been snubbed from the Best Drama series category. We know the fandom is ready to rage a Battle of Culloden-level war on the HFPA, but dinna fash, Outlander
fans! The series wasn't completely shut out of the Globes race! Caitriona Balfe was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama
, thanks to her hauntingly beautiful performance in season two of the Starz hit series.
What nomination surprised you the most for the 2017 Golden Globes? Which TV series were you hoping would make the list this year? Share your thoughts with @LeanneAguilera