LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood’s Golden Globe voters on Thursday snubbed previous winners “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Atlanta” in the top television series nominations, favoring newcomers in a crowded field of critically adored programming.
NBC’s family drama “This is Us” and the final season of Netflix Inc’s political thriller “House of Cards” also were left off the list of contenders nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards will be handed out Jan. 6.
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They were edged out by surprise nominee “Bodyguard,” a British TV thriller picked up by Netflix, and Amazon.com Inc’s “Homecoming,” which stars Julia Roberts in her first leading TV role. The shows will battle Russian spy tale “The Americans,” murder mystery “Killing Eve,” and “Pose,” about transgender models in the 1980s, for best television drama.
In the best TV comedy race, last year’s winner, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” about a 1950s housewife-turned-comedian was nominated along with morality comedy “The Good Place” and first-time nominees “Barry,” “Kidding,” and “The Kominsky Method.”
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“Huge thanks to the HFPA for continuing to celebrate our show and putting us in such fantastic company,” “Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan said.
Streaming outlets and cable channels have flooded viewers with premium programming in recent years, prompting critics to declare a Golden Age of Television and leaving audiences overwhelmed with choices. Golden Globes voters scattered nominations across 30 series and TV movies.
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