What the Golden Globes giveth one year, they often taketh away the next. As the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are suckers for fresh blood, it’s commonplace for voters to completely drop a show just one year after rewarding it with a nomination, or even a win. Of last year’s eligible Best Drama Series lineup — winner “The Crown” and nominees “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things” and “This Is Us” — which one is the likeliest to be snubbed at the 2018 Golden Globes? Vote in our poll below.
The great news for these four dramas is that the fifth nominee, HBO’s sci-fi/western “Westworld,” will not air within the 2017 calendar year. That means it’s not eligible at the 2018 Globes, which opens up a slot, presumably for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This recent Emmy winner just premiered in April, so it’ll be going up against the second cycles of Netflix’s “The Crown,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and NBC’s “This Is Us” at the Globes, as well as Season 7 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Nobody has seen the new seasons of “The Crown” or “Stranger Things” yet as they debut in the coming months, so it’s tough to say whether they’ll earn repeat noms. But “This Is Us” just premiered to its biggest ratings yet and should be considered a strong contender to return based on popularity. With a major Emmy win under its belt for Sterling K. Brown as Best Drama Actor, the Globes may want to follow suit as they love being seen as hip and cool. The fact that “This Is Us” airs on NBC, the same network that houses the Golden Globes, also doesn’t hurt.
With the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” being the most buzzed-about installment yet, you’d think it would be a no-brainer for the Globes to continue nominating it. But “Game of Thrones” is not a show that’s ever been embraced by the HFPA. While TV’s fantasy epic is the most rewarded drama series in Emmy history with 38 victories, it’s only won a single Globe, for Peter Dinklage in 2012. Hmm, do voters even watch “Game of Thrones”?
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