NBC Hannibal Snubbed By Golden Globes 2014
The list of the nominations for the Golden Globes 2014 have been released, and our darling Hannibal is not on the list.
What is on the list are Breaking Bad, Downtown Abby, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Masters of Sex. You can’t be too mad about Breaking Bad; they just finished their show up, and I’ve heard it is pretty good, and it’s their last chance to earn awards. I have not watched any of the other shows in the list, but Hannibal is such a beautiful show, even at its most grotesque, and all of the different departments work together so wonderfully that it is a huge shame that it hasn’t been nominated.
However, not even Hannibal actors and actresses have been nominated for anything. And that’s just plain wrong. Again, Breaking Bad is listed in Best Performance By an Actor in a TV Drama, but also in the list is James Spader for his performance in The Blacklist. I haven’t watched The Blacklist and I did like James Spader in Boston Legal, but The Blacklist came out after Hannibal did on the same channel. With the performances that Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy have given us, they deserve to be on that list. If I was selecting actors to nominate and could only pick one from Hannibal, I would select Hugh Dancy, mainly because Will is technically the main character, thus Dancy is the lead actor, but also because while it is incredible how Mikkelsen communicates the small details of Hannibal’s inner thoughts with the most subtle of movements, Dancy has a great talent for showing the distress someone goes through when they just are not interpreting the world around them as it should be interpreted but also how such a person would be able to hide it most of the time. Even if something new happens in your head, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people around who – who can’t see or hear it – will notice. If anything, Dancy’s performance is very accurate of what it is like to live with a mental condition, both before the encephalitis and after.
The actresses who are nominated, instead of our lovely actresses, are two actresses from Orange Is The New Black and an actress from Scandal, The Good Wife, and House of Cards. I have not watched those shows, so I cannot tell if our actresses are more deserving or not, but Kacey Rohl should’ve been nominated for her performance of Abigail Hobbs. Abigail was such a complex character with so many different layers, and Rohl did such a great job.
The Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.