Every year, the Golden Globe nominations are filled with surprising success stories, shocking snubs, and ones that leave you scratching your head. And this year is no expeciton. As the nomination come rolling in, fans are seeing a series of Golden Globe nomination surprises, particularly when it comes to TV shows.
Although each category features its share of standard nominations (Game of Thrones for Best Drama, Julia Louis Dreyfus for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical, just to name a few) there were a few surprises during this year's nomination ceremony on Dec. 10. And while some made fans jump for joy, others left viewers scratching their heads.
The most notable surprise from the 2016 Golden Globe ceremony was Amy Poehler's snub for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical. This marked Poehler's final year playing passionate, eccentric Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation, a role which garnered her three Golden Glob nominations in the past.
But this isn't the only nomination that elicited an array of emotions. Here are several other Golden Globe TV surprises that will make you sad, happy, and straight up confused.
1Lady Gaga's First Nomination
Little Monsters are thrilled to see Lady Gaga nominated for her role on American Horror Story: Hotel. And we can't blame them
2Terrance Howard's Snub
Though Empire and Taraji P. Henson both earned nominations for Best Drama and Best Performance by an Actress - Drama, respectively. But much to fans' surprise, Terrance Howard's portrayl as power-hungry music mogul Luscious Lyon failed to earn him a nomination.
3Streaming Shows Take The Lead
Be it the shows themselves or the men and women starring in them, Netflix and Amazon series dominated the TV categories this year, even beating out HBO favorites like Game of Thrones and Veep. Though bigger shows like Transparent and Orange Is The New Black come as no surprise, lesser-known series like Mozart In The Jungle and Narcos caught the eye of the HFP.
4Kerry Washington's Lack Of Nomination
Last year marked the first time the actress was nominated for her role as political badass Olivia Pope, and Gladiators assumed she was be on the ballot this year. But much to their disappointment, Pope was edged out by other leading ladies, including fellow Shondaland star Viola Davis.
5'House Of Cards' Absence
Both the Netflix series and it's lead actor Kevin Spacey were left out of their respective categories, despite being nominated the past two years. Luckily for fans, Robin Wright received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress — Drama.
6Amy Schumer Nom-Snub Combo
Thursday's nominations brought a mix of emotions for Amy Schumer and her adoring fams. Though the actress received a Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nomination for her role in Trainwreck, her on- and off-screen work on Inside Amy Schumer was completely ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press.
7'Game Of Thrones' Got Shafted
Though the series itself earned a Best Television Series - Drama nomination, many were wondering why stars like Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams were missing from the list of individual nominees.
8Aziz Ansari Earned His First Nom
One of the most pleasant surprises of the ceremony was hearing Aziz Ansari nominated for Best Performance by an Actor — Comedy. The nomination comes from his portrayal of Dev, a millennial man navigating the dating world in 2015, in Masters of None. As a fan of the comedian, it's comforting to know he's found success after Parks and Recreation.
9'Parks and Recreation' Received Zero Love
It's bad enough that Amy Poehler was snubbed from the Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical category. But to ignore Parks and Recreation, the series that brough us Lil Sebastian, Treat Yo Self, and Cones of Dunshire, is as tragic as a world without waffles. And if you ask Leslie Knope, that's pretty freakin' tragic.