Because I am a self-professed TV show junky and “critic extraordinaire,” I had in mind to sacrifice my typical Sunday schedule in front of the tube to watch the Golden Globes.
However, as unoriginal as this blog title is because it gives away what happens next, no, I didn’t watch the Golden Globes. As a matter of fact, when reviewing the list of winners, I was surprised to see none of the shows that I typically watch were winners except for one – House of Cards.
Kevin Spacey deserves the nod for Best Actor in a dramatic television series in recognition of his role as Francis Underwood, the manipulative U.S. congressman who seeks political revenge on his transgressors and climbs the White House ladder.
I was shocked, however, when it came to the winner of Best Series. Showtime’s The Affair had some stiff competition. How the hell the did Game of Thrones, The Good Wife or House of Cards not win this one is beyond me. Personally, I don’t give two shits about Downton Abbey. I was equally disappointed that The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies didn’t take home Best Actress in a dramatic series!
I am skipping comments on most of the remaining categories because, for example, I am not up to pick apart what original score should have won. When it comes to music, especially a score, it’s even more subjective, more so than trying to judge acting or directing. But because the trailer to The Theory of Everything literally moved me to tears, I have tried to get around to watching that movie in theaters. It’s no wonder it took home Best Score for Jóhann Jóhannsson and Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne. I’ll just kick myself if I wait too long and watch it via DVD or OnDemand. Some movies are worth the theater experience, and I can tell after watching enough movies and trailers The Theory of Everything is one of those movies.
On to my personal rant: I will say that I am shocked that Taylor Schilling of Orange is the New Black didn’t kick Gina Rodriguez’s ass, but I guess some one out there thought Rodriguez’s performance in Jane the Virgin was more noteworthy. Huh? And it was too bad that Jessica Lange of American Horror Stories: Freak Show didn’t win Best Actress in a miniseries. What a huge disappointment! I think Lange should have definitely taken home the Globe. And Fargo beat out True Detective in best TV miniseries…WTF is that all about? I guess I have some catching up to do.
I also think HBO’s hilarious Silicone Valley should have easily won Best Comedy Series, and I am equally blown away that Annie was nominated at all, judging by the poor reviews the movie received for its recycled and malformed plot.
Nonetheless, review the below articles for a list of the 2015 Golden Globe winners and nominees as well as interesting commentary: