Yesterday, we posted the IMDB Users Top Shows of 2013. HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ was number one. George R.R. Martin’s television-adaptation of his books is immensely popular with the common folk, but not so much with the Hollywood Foreign Press. The fantasy show was grossly overlooked by the Association without a single nomination in ANY category.
This is a relatively common trend for the show. Last year, they were completely snubbed as well. Despite the lack of ‘love’ from the Golden Globes, the show’s following is as strong as ever. Fortunately, the Golden Globes aren’t the final measure of a show’s success. Season 3 of ‘Game of Thrones’ made headlines in more ways than one. The ‘Red Wedding’ episode drew as much buzz around a single episode than any other show on TV.
Two successive years of zero nominations in no way is a reflection the show’s quality. Their current status with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is far cry from two years ago when the show cleaned up. Peter Dinklage took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie Series and the show was nominated for Best Drama Series. As a fan of the show and someone who has read all the books this upcoming season should be as good as any other. Golden Globes or not ‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the best shows on television.
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