2018 Golden Globe TV nominations slugfest: Editors debate surprises
After our in-house editors debated the highs and lows of the Golden Globe TV nominations announced Monday, senior editors Rob Licuria and Matt Noble were joined by contributors Charles Bright and Zach Laws to give their take on the surprises, snubs and their favorite nominees. Watch the video above.
In yet another golden year for television, there were bound to be a few surprise inclusions and disappointing snubs. For Bright, his most surprising nominee was Katherine Langford. “I thought her performance in ’13 Reasons Why’ was amazing but it did catch me off guard ,” he admits. “Because that show has been off the radar as it came out back in February, it was definitely very jarring to see her there, but a pleasant surprise.”
“I have a lot of negative thoughts about some of the snubs,” Noble declares. “But I thought I would start with something positive. It was just fantastic to see a show like ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with Rachel Brosnahan get in,” he says. “It warmed my heart when I saw that pop up.”
For Laws, “there’s a lot to be disappointed about what’s not here,” he opines. “But what is here that makes me happy is the inclusion of Kyle MacLachlan for ‘Twin Peaks.’ Surprisingly, that’s the only nomination for this show, but I’ll take it,” he laughs.
“I’m very happy for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ not a surprise, and I’m super happy for Ann Dowd,” Licuria says. “And I’m very happy for Caitriona Balfe for ‘Outlander,’ as it’s very hard to be nominated for a third season show three years in a row [at the Globes]. And I’m very happy for Sterling K. Brown, although I would have liked to have seen Milo Ventimiglia too.” But Licuria was baffled by the sheer number of unlikely snubs. “Where’s Matt LeBlanc? Where’s Tracee Ellis Ross?” he asks. “Where are the three other actors from ‘Will & Grace’? Where’s Noah Schnapp? Where are the ‘Game of Thrones’ actors?”