The Golden Globe 2014 nominees were announced this morning and there are a lot of surprises. Not only are many of the usual suspects – George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Mad Men, Homeland etc. – not listed. But several unknowns got the nod.
“Given the predilections of the HFPA [Hollywood Foreign Press Association], they are a celebrity-obsessed group. What you hear publicists say about them is ‘it’s all about casting the carpet, who can they get on the carpet,'” Entertainment Weekly’s awards show expert Anthony Breznican told Entertainment Weekly Radio‘s Dalton Ross. “[But this year’s nominees] are not celebrities. These are actors. And the fact that the Globes chose them, it speaks well to the Globes. You can’t look at this list and say they just went for famous people.”
But that’s the big screen, the TV categories are a whole ‘nother story, which Dalton notes made some pretty shocking omissions, including Mad Men and Homeland.
Listen to him go down the rabbit hole with Entertainment Weekly TV expert Lynette Rice about the undeserving sitcom that was nominated for a Globe, and the two categories she says the Globes nailed — with a prediction of who will take best actress in a TV drama.