Although successful at awards shows in general, Game of Thrones has always struggled to gain a foothold at the Golden Globes. To this day, the only person involved with the show to ever win a Golden Globe has been Peter Dinklage, who took home a statute for his work as Tyrion Lannister in season 1. Since then, it’s been nothing but nominations, and not many, at that.
HBO tried to change things this year by submitting Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke for the Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively, and by holding back on submitting anyone else. Game of Thrones being an ensemble show, HBO usually submits several cast members for consideration, but with how little luck they’ve had over the years, the network may have been trying to avoid vote splitting by keeping the number of applicants small.
It didn’t work. Game of Thrones season 7 got only one nomination: Best TV Drama, and no one’s expecting it to win. On the flip side, the Golden Globes have announced that both Harington and Clarke will be presenters at this year’s ceremony, so…consolation prize?
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I’m sure it’ll be a good time; it’s always fun to see the cast in formalwear, and Harington and Clarke have good chemistry, onscreen and off. As for what Game of Thrones has to do to win a freaking Golden Globe already, I think the best option is to wait. For whatever reason, the Hollywood Foreign Press has never been on the Game of Thrones bandwagon, but after season 8 airs, I feel like it will honor the show for its contributions as a whole, along with everyone else.
The 75th Annual Golden Globes will air this Sunday, January 7, 8:00 p.m. EST on NBC. Noted Game of Thrones fanatic Seth Meyers is hosting, which bodes well for potential sketches:
Boatsex sketch, maybe? The PG version?