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Golden Globes recap: Game of Thrones Season 6 loses all over the place

Game of Thrones lost. That’s the big takeaway from last night’s Golden Globes ceremony. It was nominated for two awards and it lost them both. Now the producers and actors plot their revenge…

But not really. To be honest, the show has never done that well at the Golden Globes. It’s been nominated for six awards over its six years on the air, and has won only once: Peter Dinklage won in the Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film category in 2012, for his work on Game of Thrones Season 1. Since then, nada. Compare that to the Primetime Emmy Awards, where the show has been nominated 30 times and won eight awards. (And I’m not counting all the additional awards it’s picked up at the Creative Arts Emmys, which is focused on behind-the-scenes work.) For whatever reason, the show has a hard time getting a foothold with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


Here are the losers:

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Olivia Colman – The Night Manager (winner)
  • Lena Headey – Game Of Thrones
  • Chrissy Metz – This Is Us
  • Mandy Moore – This Is Us
  • Thandie Newton – Westworld

This was Headey’s first Golden Globe nomination and first loss. She’ll have two more chances to win, after Seasons 7 and 8. (Well, assuming Cersei lives to see Season 8.)

Cersei Coronation Gown Game of Thrones

Best TV Drama
  • The Crown (Netflix) (winner)
  • Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)

Interestingly, George R.R. Martin picked Westworld to win this category. We were hoping for Thrones to pull it out. We were all disappointed.

Game of Thrones was also worked into a couple of bits throughout the telecast. For example, Kit Harington made an appearance during the opening bit, a parody of the musical number at the top of La La Land (which swept the movie categories, by the way). Harington, slumbering in a limo, appears at 1:17.

He woke up. Geddit?

Host Jimmy Fallon also mentioned the show in his opening monologue. “What would it be like if King Joffrey had lived?” he asked. “Well, in 12 days we’re going to find out.”

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!


  • The Crown was good but to beat out GOT no way. What reasons they had for this decisions I would like to know but the golden globe awards are clueless.

    • GG are awarded by professionals. fans have no say and the profs are a small group

      I’d say a nom is a real plus in this case

      everyone doesn’t have to like your toys

      I play with mine nicely on my own.

  • Waiting on GRRM’s “SAD” blog post today after Giants got killed and GOT lost Globes…. you can bet its coming within 3 hours… this will set him back on writing at least another 2 weeks.

  • Even though this sucks, I still think that the Emmys are more prestigious and I’m glad that GoT dominated them the past two years. I didn’t have high hopes for them taking anything from the Golden Globes anyway…but to lose to “The Crown”?! Everyone has their own tastes, but I was so bored with that show and feel like I’m alone in my sentiment there. To each his own!

    • No–i enjoyed The Crown but don’t think it’s half the show GoT is. I was disappointed.

  • Game of Thrones loses ” all over the place” !? Lol Really??

    It was nominated for 2 GG awards.
    To say it’s losing all over the place is a little much don’t you think.
    It’s not gonna win every single award. That’s just how it is.
    Thrones is a big winner to me!

  • Look at how much fun the cast has when they’re together at one of these events! Seeing Maisie and Sophie ham it up is enjoyable, showing what a family they have become over the years. They may have lost the two awards they were nominated for, but are enormous winners in all the other ways that matter!