25 unforgivable Golden Globes TV snubs: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘When They See Us,’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus deserved better

Every year the Golden Globes make a statement by announcing who’s in and who’s out of their annual gala that celebrates the best of television and film. But for this 2019 calendar year, the TV snubs seem especially egregious. Everyone from Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) to Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) were left off the list when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named their 77th annual nominations on the morning of Monday, December 9. Scroll down to see the 25 most unforgivable snubs for the 2020 Golden Globes.

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The Golden Globes were never the biggest fans of “Game of Thrones,” and that’s never been more evident than this year when they snubbed it for Best Drama Series and Dinklage for Best TV Supporting Actor, among others. HBO’s fantasy epic received only a single nomination for lead actor Kit Harington. Alas, the departing series will have to make due with its record-breaking 59 Emmy Awards.

Many awards watchers are stunned over the across-the-board omissions for “When They See Us,” Netflix’s limited series about the Central Park Five. Lead performers Jerome (who recently won the Emmy Award for Best Limited Series Actor) and Niecy Nash were ignored for their true-to-life depictions, as was the entire ensemble cast.

And what about Louis-Dreyfus being skunked for “Veep”? The beloved actress recently said goodbye to Vice President Selina Meyer after surviving a personal battle with cancer, so for the Globes to ignore her this year — after failing to ever give her a win for the political laffer — seems especially cruel.

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The Golden Globe winners in TV and film will be revealed Sunday, January 5 on NBC in a ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais. Here are the Top 25 television snubs, based on the combined predictions of Gold Derby’s Experts, Editors, Top 24 UsersAll-Star Users and all Users:

NOT BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Game of Thrones” — 7/1
“Pose” — 11/1

NOT BEST TV DRAMA ACTOR
Jeremy Strong (“Succession”) — 13/2
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) — 30/1

NOT BEST TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Zendaya (“Euphoria”) — 6/1
Regina King (“Watchmen”) — 18/1

NOT BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Russian Doll” — 6/1
“Schitt’s Creek” — 13/1

NOT BEST TV COMEDY ACTOR
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) — 11/2
Ricky Gervais (“After Life”) — 13/1

NOT BEST TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) — 17/2
Hailee Steinfeld (“Dickinson”) — 14/1

NOT BEST TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES
“When They See Us” — 39/10
“El Camino” — 10/1
“Years and Years” — 28/1

NOT BEST TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES ACTOR
Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) — 10/3
Aaron Paul (“El Camino”) — 6/1
Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”) — 15/1

NOT BEST TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES ACTRESS
Niecy Nash (“When They See Us”) — 13/1
Kathryn Hahn (“Mrs. Fletcher”) — 22/1

NOT BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) — 9/2
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) — 13/2
Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) — 18/1

NOT BEST TV SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”) — 5/1
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) — 28/1

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