The Hollywood Foreign Press Association officially put the mad in Mad Men on Thursday morning when they snubbed the brilliant, beloved AMC drama in the Best Drama Series category, among others for the 2013 Golden Globes. The perennial nominated series (which won in the Best Drama Series category back in 2008) only earned one nomination, for its leading man Jon Hamm. The supporting cast, on the other hand — many of whom had a standout season, including Christina Hendricks, Jared Harris, and Elisabeth Moss — were completely shut out of the race. In Mad Men’s place for Best Drama is the divisive Aaron Sorkin HBO drama The Newsroom.
But Mad Men’s egregious exclusion wasn’t the only noticeable Globes snub in the Best Drama race. Sons of Anarchy, FX’s consistently overlooked, yet consistently well-executed, well-written, and well-acted (none of their cast, not even last year’s winner Katey Sagal made the cut) was left in the dust, as was Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, The Walking Dead, and newcomer Nashville. (Its leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, however, were not overlooked by the HFPA.)
The comedy categories had more than its fair share of shockers and snubs. NBC’s campy musical drama Smash somehow landed in the Best Comedy Series category (does unintentional comedy count?) and bumped critical darling and fan favorites like Parks and Recreation (Globes co-host Amy Poehler earned that show’s only nomination, despite its all-around great ensemble), Louie, Community, Veep, New Girl, and, despite going into its final season, Globes co-host and Best Actress nominee Tina Fey‘s 30 Rock didn’t make the cut.
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The 70th Annual Golden Globes will take place on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
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