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Awards Season

Awards season is upon us.

The Golden Globe nominations have just been announced. And once again GAME OF THRONES is a finalist in Best Television Series - Drama. Congrats to David Benioff, Dan Weiss, HBO, and our amazing cast and crew. This year we are up against OUTLANDER, MR. ROBOT, NARCOS, and EMPIRE.

Will we win? Maybe. We've been nominated before, but never won -- but that was true of the Emmy Awards as well, until this year, so maybe this time will prove to be the charm in the Globes as well. Actually, none of the nominees in this category have ever won, so someone is going to be taking home a Globe for the first time. I'm glad to see OUTLANDER getting some recognition, after being snubbed by the Emmys; it's a superb show. Never watched the other three, so it's hard to say how they stack up.

Sad to say, none of our actors were nominated. Boo, hiss. Lena Headey deserved a nod for sure, and some of our other regulars as well.



For a full list of those who were, go to:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/golden-globe-nominations-complete-list-847494

OUTLANDER did very well with noms for Tobias Menzies in Supporting Actor and Catrionia Balfe in Lead Actress, both well deserved... but the Hollywood Foreign Press should really have made it three by nominating Sam Heughan too. He was amazing as Jamie Frazier.

The film nominations were a mixed bag, in my opinion. Very pleased to see MAD MAX:FURY ROAD up for Best Drama, and Bryan Cranston nominated for his performance as Dalton Trumbo in TRUMBO... a superb film that deserves a lot more attention than it's getting.

Also pleased to see the nominations for THE MARTIAN... but wait... THE MARTIAN is up for Best Comedy or Musical?????? Was that for Mark Watney's toe-tapping rendition of "Get Me Home Before I Starve To Death?" Or maybe that ever popular musical number, "Growing Potatoes in Poop, Heigh Ho?" I mean, c'mon guys, a nomination is a nomination, but...

Meanwhile, on other fronts, the Writers Guild of America also announced their screenwriting nominations. GAME OF THRONES is up twice. David Benioff and Dan Weiss and Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill are up collectively as a writing staff, up against the writing staffs of MR. ROBOT, MAD MEN, BETTER CALL SAUL, and THE AMERICANS.



David and Dan are also nominated for best single episode for "Mother's Mercy," competing with episodes of NARCOS, THE LEFTOVERS, THE GOOD WIFE, MAD MEN, and BETTER CALL SAUL. For a complete list of finalists, go to:

http://awards.wga.org/wga-awards/nominees-winners

Finally, we also have acting nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, which can be found here:

http://variety.com/2015/film/awards/sag-award-nominations-2016-nominees-full-list-1201657169/



SAG gave GOT three nods: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama, Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble... and Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama.

My congratulations to everyone who was nominated. You deserved it! And my condolences to all those who were not. You were robbed!

Comments

angelos_l
Dec. 12th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
Congratulations!

Apart from Game of Thrones, I think Mad Max, The Martian and Better Call Saul definitely deserve some recognition, and I've been told that Mad Men is also worth it. From the rest, I've only tried to to watch mr. Robot... I know that many people like it a lot, but it seemed unoriginal to me. It was like watching David Fincher's entire filmography combined, without the contribution of David Fincher. But opinions differ I guess.

I have a feeling that Game of Thrones is going to win the Golden Globe. Good luck to you!
iroberts007
Dec. 12th, 2015 04:44 am (UTC)
Agree?
The Martian is fantastic and Mad Max is good. Better Call Saul is great but you don't like Mr. Robot? Blasphemy!
angelos_l
Dec. 12th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Agree?
Mr. Robot was basically the Social Network,the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Fight Club combined together. Some shots were even identical to shots in those films! That can be a good thing for many people, but I didn't enjoy the familiarity I felt, and I also found the plot to be predictable. I watched it with a friend, and we are both huge Fincher fans...In order to understand how we felt, imagine reading something that is an obvious a Song of Ice and Fire ripoff, but doesn't have the soul of the original work. Maybe I'm being too strict with the series, and overall I'm cool with subtle references, hommages and easter eggs, but I just don't like it when I see an artist's work copied and presented as something else.

Nice avatar by the way :)
iroberts007
Dec. 12th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Agree?
I've never seen the Social Network and never really liked Fight Club (I felt cheated with the ending) so that explains maybe why I didn't notice what you did. I just don't have that same frame of reference. Robot is predictable but that didn't bother me much because it was kind of telegraphed. I get more upset when there are no hints and then it is just sprung on me at the end.

Thanks about the Avatar. Only 1 week to more Ewoks!

Crossing my fingers. No 1999. No 1999. No 1999.
clonedllama
Dec. 12th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Agree?
I couldn't get into "Mr. Robot" either. I found it to be rather clichéd and predictable. That's disappointing because I was hoping for there to finally be a good show about modern technology. Oh well. Lots of other good shows! :)
OberynMattell
Dec. 12th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Agree?
Ditto, didn't do it for me either.

Edited at 2015-12-12 09:24 pm (UTC)

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