Golden Globe Nominations 2015: My Snappy Judgments

The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were, as per usual, a mixed bag. For every inspired nod (congrats, Gina Rodriguez!) there was one that had be scratching the skin off my scalp (Downton Abbey over Homeland). So without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s list.

I’m Super-Ecstatic About:
* Nods for Jane the Virgin and, because it bears repeating, its star Gina Rodriguez.
* All the love for CBS’ still-smokin’ The Good Wife, which scored nods for best drama, best actress (Julianna Margulies) and best supporting actor (Alan Cumming).
* Fargo! Allison Tolman!
* How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis sneaking into the best actress race.
* Transparent‘s Jeffrey Tambor snagging a lead actor nod. (And the show scoring a nomination, too.)
* Matt Bomer making the cut in the crowded supporting actor race for The Normal Heart.

I’m Rolling My Eyes About:
* The Globes’ infuriating tradition of lumping every single genre in the supporting acting races. Enough. (Yes, I copied and pasted this directly from last year’s Snappy Js. And I will continue to do so until something changes.)
* Downton Abbey‘s best drama nod. Love the show, but that slot belonged to the resurgent Homeland. Or Hannibal.

I’m Super-Pissed About:
* No love for The Walking Dead. Ditto The Mindy Project. Ditto Hannibal.
* The absence of The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in the drama actor and actress categories.
* The omission of Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga.
* Carrie Coon from The Leftovers getting left out.
Masters of Sex (and its leads) getting the shaft.
Sons of Anarchy‘s criminally underrated Charlie Hunnam getting zilch.
Scandal‘s Bellamy Young getting bupkis.
* No love for The Big Bang Theory, or its cast.
* Homeland getting snubbed for its comeback season. Also, where the hell is Mandy Patinkin?!
* No Tatiana Maslany?!
* The Dreadful omission of Eva Green.

Okay, that’s my two cents’ worth. Now it’s your turn. Post your own snappy judgments below. And click here to view a list of all the major nominees.

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