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Golden Globes snub ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Atlanta’ in TV series races

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood’s Golden Globe voters on Thursday snubbed earlier winners “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Atlanta” in the highest tv series nominations, favoring newcomers in a crowded discipline of critically adored programming.

FILE PHOTO: 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards – Photo Room – Santa Monica, California, U.S., 11/01/2018 – The solid of “The Handmaid’s Tale” poses with their award for Best Drama Series. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

NBC’s household drama “This is Us” and the ultimate season of Netflix Inc’s political thriller “House of Cards” additionally had been left off the checklist of contenders nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards will probably be handed out Jan. 6.

They had been edged out without warning nominee “Bodyguard,” a British TV thriller picked up by Netflix, and Amazon.com Inc’s “Homecoming,” which stars Julia Roberts in her first main TV position. The reveals will battle Russian spy story “The Americans,” homicide thriller “Killing Eve,” and “Pose,” about transgender fashions in the 1980s, for greatest tv drama.

In the perfect TV comedy race, final 12 months’s winner, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” a couple of 1950s housewife-turned-comedian was nominated together with morality comedy “The Good Place” and first-time nominees “Barry,” “Kidding,” and “The Kominsky Method.”

“Huge thanks to the HFPA for continuing to celebrate our show and putting us in such fantastic company,” “Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan stated.

Streaming retailers and cable channels have flooded viewers with premium programming in latest years, prompting critics to declare a Golden Age of Television and leaving audiences overwhelmed with decisions. Golden Globes voters scattered nominations throughout 30 series and TV motion pictures.

FX Networks, a unit of 21st Century Fox, landed probably the most nominations of any outlet with 10, adopted by AT&T Inc’s HBO and Amazon’s Prime Video with 9 apiece.

While it was omitted of the perfect drama race, Hulu’s “Handmaid’s Tale” did rating a nomination for lead actress Elisabeth Moss and supporting actress Yvonne Strahovski. “Atlanta” star Donald Glover was nominated for lead actor in a comedy for the series on FX.

Limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” additionally on FX, led all TV series with 4 nominations.

Sacha Baron Cohen was a shock nominee for his provocative Showtime community present “Who Is America?,” which embarrassed U.S. politicians by duping them with a pretend persona performed by the comic.

“This is such a special honour for me as the HFPA are always among the first to really appreciate my ever-evolving humour,” he stated.

HBO series “Succession” was amongst 14 reveals with a single nomination every. Kieran Culkin was nominated for supporting actor in a TV drama for his position as a privileged son of a rich media mogul.

“I was hoping for more but I love that we got the one,” “Succession” government producer Adam McKay stated. “The great thing with TV and streaming is that it plays over such a long arc. We know it’s going to have its days in the sun.”

In the film race, actor Ryan Gosling was snubbed for his portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong in “First Man,” as was Saoirse Ronan for “Mary Queen of Scots.”

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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