WTF? Why So Few Golden Globe Nominations for the Best Show of 2016?

Last year, Mr Robot scooped the Golden Globe for Best TV Series and Rami Malek won Best Actor at the Emmy’s but can he and Christian Slater’s nominations secure first prize for Season Two?

Nominations - Rami Malek

The nominations see Rami Malek as candidate for Best Actor in a TV Series.

Nomination - Christian Slater

While Christian Slater received his nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, which is slightly odd considering Mr Robot doesn’t even exist!

The Golden Globe Awards for Excellence in Film and Television are the year’s first highlight and are often a good indicator of which way The Oscars are going to go, but we’re here to concentrate on TV and our fave hero and anti-hero… though it still remains to be seen which is which!

So let’s take a sneak peek at who we’re up against! Rami is up against some fine actors with decades more acting experience:

Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

While Christian goes toe-to-toe with some even more well-known names:

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Maybe if Christian Slater wins, it will make up for him being turned down for a role in Diff’rent Strokes as a twelve-year-old!

With the Golden Globes a little over three weeks away, Mr Robot Hacks wishes both actors the very best of luck.

2016 saw some great new TV like Westworld, Stranger Things and This is Us, but is Mr Robot really not one of the five best shows of the year?


Game of Thrones will probably win because it has something no other show has… tits AND dragons!

Jimmy Fallon hosts The Golden Globes on January 8th.

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