Shocking Golden Globe TV snubs: Sam Heughan, Lena Headey, Kevin Spacey, Ruth Wilson …

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While the Golden Globe nominations for TV went mostly as we predicted, there were a number of strong contenders left out in the cold, including defending champs Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") and Ruth Wilson ("The Affair"). Also absent was "Outlander" fan favorite Sam Heughan, even though the show received three nominations. And though "Game of Thrones" earned a nom for Best Drama Series, its supporting actors were snubbed, including Lena Headey and recent Emmy champ Peter Dinklage.

See some of the other most significant Globe snubs below. Read our report on the Globe TV nominees right here.

Golden Globes 2015: Complete list of nominations

NOT NOMINATED: Comedy Series
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
"Master of None"
"The Last Man on Earth"
"The Grinder"
"Jane the Virgin"

Will Forte, "The Last Man on Earth"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Billy Eichner, "Difficult People"
Denis Leary, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"

NOT NOMINATED: Comedy Actress
Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jane Fonda, "Grace and Frankie"
Constance Wu, "Fresh Off the Boat"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Julie Klausner, "Difficult People"

"House of Cards"
"Downton Abbey"
"Mad Men"
"Better Call Saul"
"The Man in the High Castle"

Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Sam Heughan, "Outlander"
Terrence Howard, "Empire"
Clive Owen, "The Knick"
Kyle Chandler, "Bloodline"

NOT NOMINATED: Drama Actress
Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"
Melissa Benoist, "Supergirl"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Krysten Ritter, "Jessica Jones"

NOT NOMINATED: Movie/Limited Series
"Show Me a Hero"
"True Detective"
"Texas Rising"

NOT NOMINATED: Movie/Limited Series Actor
Timothy Hutton, "American Crime"
Jason Isaacs, "Dig"
Colin Farrell, "True Detective"
Ricky Gervais, "Derek Special"
Matt Bomer, "American Horror Story: Hotel"

NOT NOMINATED: Movie/Limited Series Actress
Rachel McAdams, "True Detective"
Nicole Kidman, "Grace of Monaco"
Saoirse Ronan, "Stockholm, Pennsylvania"
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Angela Lansbury, "Driving Miss Daisy"

NOT NOMINATED: TV Supporting Actor
Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Ted Danson, "Fargo"
Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Kit Harington, "Game of Thrones"

NOT NOMINATED: TV Supporting Actress
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Jean Smart, "Fargo"
Julie Walters, "Indian Summers"
Mo'Nique, "Bessie"
Allison Janney, "Mom"

"House of Cards" photo credit: Netflix

"Outlander" photo credit: Starz

"Game of Thrones" photo credit: HBO

"The Affair" photo credit: Showtime

5 thoughts on “Shocking Golden Globe TV snubs: Sam Heughan, Lena Headey, Kevin Spacey, Ruth Wilson …

  1. How did the host Ricky Gervias not get nominated?? I didn’t love the Derek special that much but usually the host is nominated if they’re eligible. It happened to Amy Poehler in 2013 and 2014 when she won.

  2. What is the deal with everyone overlooking Sam Heughan? He is such a commanding presence. Tobias Menzies is phenomenal, but Heughan’s performance during the torture of Jamie was gut-wrenching. Still scratching my head.

  3. Personally, I think all this back patting int he industry is BS!!! I don’t watch any if the awards shows anymore. Too many!! Is it not enough that they soak us for trillions of dollars so that we can be entertained? There are so many awesome actors!!!! And there is so much bias and corruption. It’s stupid really!!!

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