‘Watchmen,’ ‘This Is Us’ & More 2020 Golden Globe Snubs & Surprises (PHOTOS)

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HBO’s dazzling drama starring Regina King and created by Lost‘s Damon Lindelof earned multiple nods for this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards but not one single acknowledgement for the Globes. Stacked with veteran actors and plenty of buzz, it’s shocking to see the series shut out from this year’s honorees.


When They See Us

Ava DuVernay‘s acclaimed limited series about the Central Park Five got no Golden Globes love despite garnering various accolades since it’s release earlier this year. It was also one of Netflix’s most-watched titles when it dropped, making this snub confusing to say the least.

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The Morning Show

Apple TV+’s flagship series earned multiple nominations including nods for series stars and executive producers Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Despite its star power, the series didn’t receive the best buzz when it debuted, so it’s surprising to see it pull in so many nods.


Game of Thrones

Sure, the final season of Thrones wasn’t everyone’s favorite, but the only category recognizing the show was the nod for Kit Harington as Lead Actor in a TV Drama. Considering the show’s broad-scale appeal across the globe, the snub is all the more unexpected.

This is Us - Season 4
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This Is Us

In past years, network favorite and enduring family drama This Is Us was an awards darling and a sure-bet when it came to the drama series category. No such luck this year, as Dan Fogelman‘s Pearson saga didn’t snag a single nod.


Jharrel Jerome

The young actor, who first broke out in the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight, wowed audiences with his raw performance as Korey Wise, one of the Central Park Five. And even though he won the Emmy earlier this year for the series, it wasn’t enough to convince voters.

This Is Us - Season 4
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Sterling K. Brown

Sure, This Is Us didn’t make any awards categories at the Golden Globes this time around, but among the most shocking is the omission of Sterling K. Brown. The actor has been a mainstay in the category for Lead Actor in a TV Drama since Season 1.

The Mother
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Lizzy Caplan

Sure, Hulu’sCastle Rock isn’t creating huge buzz, but perhaps leaving out Lizzy Caplan‘s insane performance as iconic Stephen King villain Annie Wilkes was a mistake? The actress essentially disappears into the role as a psychotic nurse battling her own demons and those lurking in the sleepy Maine town.

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Mj Rodriguez

Season 2 of FX’s drama drew in a lot of summer buzz with high praise for star Billy Porter who earned a nomination. But the exclusion of fan favorite Rodriguez is surprising as is the show’s.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

A previous awards favorite, it’s surprising to see that the Hulu original didn’t break through in a single category. Sure, Season 3 wasn’t considered by fans or critics to be the show’s best, but the cast is still just as top-notch as ever.

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The Golden Globe Awards 2020 nominations are in and there are more than a few shockers when it comes to this year’s list.

While the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is acknowledging various newcomers like The Politician and The Morning Show, many other highly-praised newcomers were ignored, while fan favorites like When They See Us, This Is Us, Watchmen, Game of Thrones and others were nearly shut out.

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Netflix dominated with series like 'Unbelievable' and 'The Crown,' while 'Game of Thrones' was largely ignored.

In the gallery above, we’re taking a look at the biggest snubs and surprises in the TV categories for this year’s Golden Globes.

2020 Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, January 5, 8/7c, NBC