‘Outlander’ hanging on at Golden Globes: Caitriona Balfe earns 4th straight nomination, while Sam Heughan is skunked

While “Outlander” Season 4 continues to heat up the airwaves on Starz, it was a different story on Thursday, December 6 when the 2019 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Caitriona Balfe earned her fourth consecutive bid as Best TV Drama Actress, but Best TV Drama Actor contender Sam Heughan was cruelly skunked by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association yet again. The show was also left out of the Best Drama Series lineup, a category it hasn’t been nominated in since Season 1 when it was beaten by “Mr. Robot.”

Balfe lost her prior three Golden Globe contests to Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) in 2016, Claire Foy (“The Crown”) in 2017 and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) in 2018. The only other acting nomination “Outlander” has ever received was in Best TV Supporting Actor for stand-out Tobias Menzies, who lost to Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”) in 2016.

Along with Balfe, the other four Golden Globe nominees for Drama Actress are Moss, Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”) and Keri Russell (“The Americans”).

As for Heughan’s Drama Actor category, this year’s crop of five contenders are Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Stephan James (“Homecoming”), Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”), Billy Porter (“Pose”) and Matthew Rhys (“The Americans).

And in the all-important Drama Series race, the five favorite shows are “The Americans,” “Bodyguard,” “Homecoming,” “Killing Eve” and “Pose.”

What do you think of “Outlander” Season 4 so far? In their video discussion for the most recent episode, “Savages,” our recappers Rob Licuria and Paula Licuria declared, “I think this was the best episode of the season so far, dare I say it.” Do YOU think the current season was worthy of Golden Globe nominations? Sound off down in the comments section.

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