The 2013 Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and our good friends at HBO’s “Game of Thrones” were left with ZERO mentions for the fantasy series. Despite both the show and Peter Dinklage being nominated last year — with Dinklage winning for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. Many fans believe the second season of “Thrones” was more successful than the first. And, pretty much everyone ever, thinks Dinklage — who won an Emmy in 2011 –heartily deserves a nod for his fantastic portrayal as Tyrion Lannister.
It wasn’t a strong showing for any geeky TV series, other than perennial nominees “Big Bang Theory” and its star Jim Parsons. “American Horror Story: Asylum” stars Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange earned tips of the hat for Best Supporting Actress, Television and Best Actress, Miniseries or Television Movie respectively, so that’s cool for horror hounds. And for all of Tumblr, “Sherlock” star Benedict “Not-Khan/Gary Micthell/Or Any Other Trek Guy So Stop Asking” Cumberbatch nabbed a nomination for Best Actor, Miniseries or Television Movie. But that’s it, gang.
Is the Hollywood Foreign Press opposed to genre entertainment? Perhaps. Historically, fantasy, horror and science fiction have been the bastard children of award shows. But honestly, do we really expect our nerdy faves to earn the “recognition” we feel they deserve from an organization like the Globes? Should we? Do we even need these turkey award shows? I say no, sir. I say we tell ’em to shove it. Anyway, there’s always the MTV Movie Awards, Hugos, Scream Awards and other genre-centric festivities. So it’s not like there aren’t places for geeks to hand each other trophies. We don’t need the Hollywood Foreign Press to legitimize zombies. George Romero, Robert Kirkman, and the millions who tune into and love “The Walking Dead” every week already did that. Horror, sci-fi and fantasy belong to us.
In animated flick news, there were few surprises. “Brave,” “Frankenweenie,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Rise Of The Guardians, and “Wreck-It Ralph” got the honors this year. Would’ve been nice if “ParaNorman” made the cut, but what are ya gonna do? “Wreck-It Ralph” has it in the bag no matter what.
King Geek, Quentin Tarantino had a nice morning. His “Django Unchained” pulled in nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (for DiCaprio and Waltz), and Best Screenplay.
The 2013 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler airs Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Watch it nude, covered in blood, while sitting in an iron throne and feasting on a horse’s heart.