It’s time for the Golden Globes!

First given in 1944, the Golden Globes are widely regarded as the official kick-off of Hollywood’s awards season. The Golden Globes are prestigious, given to the best in both Film and Television, which makes the Golden Globes a sort of hybrid between the Emmys and the Oscars. Unlike its big sister, the Oscars, the Golden Globes split the film categories into “Drama” and “Musical or Comedy” while eschewing categories for technical achievements, like cinematography and editing. The Golden Globes are focused on big names and talent, which ensures that a lot of beautiful people show up to the ceremony and a lot of people tune in to watch. (Also, they serve dinner and tons of booze during the ceremony, which means lots of drunk people. Always good for ratings!)

So while Hollywood doesn’t regard the Golden Globes as prestigious as the Oscars, Hollywood does see the Golden Globes as an opportunity to recognize achievement from a larger group of films. More importantly, the Golden Globes take place before the Academy announces Oscar nominations and give a sharp insight into who the Academy might choose to recognize that year.

You’d think that would have translated into more and more horror films receiving recognition, but alas, that hasn’t happened.

This year, however, The Shape of Water and Get Out are both nominated in film, with Stranger Things and Twin Peaks receiving some nominations in television. It’s heartening to see such recognition, especially for Get Out, which is more of a straight horror movie than The Shape of Water, but no less carefully and expertly made.

To celebrate horror at the Golden Globes, I’ve created a companion piece to my Horror at the Academy Awards post and compiled a list of all the horror films and TV shows that have been recognized at the Golden Globes.

Enjoy!

First, here are the horror Golden Globe nominations for 2018, both for film and television (I will update once the winners are announced!):

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The Shape of Water

Nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Sally Hawkins – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Octavia Spencer – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Richard Jenkins – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro – Best Director – Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Wins:

Guillermo del Toro – Best Director – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat – Best Original Score – Motion Picture

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Get Out

Nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Daniel Kaluuya – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Stanger Things

Nominations:

Best Series

David Harbour – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Twin Peaks

Nomination:

Kyle MacLachlan – Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Film 1944-2017

This list should be too surprising in its failure to recognize iconic and groundbreaking horror movies throughout the years. Like the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes tend to have a conservative idea of Why a Movie Is Worthy, and horror is largely excluded from that list. But like the Academy Awards, sometimes there’s so much buzz and momentum behind a particular prestige horror film that even they have to acknowledge the movie, maybe let them win some stuff. The most notable examples are, unsurprisingly, The Exorcist, The Silence of the Lambs, and Black Swan.

It is interesting to see the difference in wins between the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

(Note: I’ve organized the list by the year the film was honored for the Golden Globe, not the year the film was released.)

2011

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Black Swan

Nominations:

Natalie Portman – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Mila Kunis – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Darren Aronofsky – Best Director – Motion Picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Win:

Natalie Portman – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

2010

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Coraline:

Nominations:

Best Animated Feature Film

2008

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Helena Bonham Carter – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Johnny Depp – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Tim Burton – Best Director – Motion Picture

Wins:

Johnny Depp – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

2007

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Pan’s Labyrinth

Nomination:

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language (Mexico)

2002

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The Others

Nomination:

Nicole Kidman – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Shadow of the Vampire

Nomination:

Willem Dafoe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

2000

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The Sixth Sense

Nominations:

Haley Joel Osment – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Night Shyamalan – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

1995

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Interview with the Vampire

Nominations:

Kristen Dunst – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Elliot Goldenthal – Best Music, Original Score

1994

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Addams Family Values

Nomination:

Anjelica Huston – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Nomination:

Danny Elfman – Best Music, Original Score

1993

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Death Becomes Her

Nomination:

Meryl Streep – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

(DAMN STRAIGHT)

1992

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The Silence of the Lambs

Nominations:

Jodie Foster – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Anthony Hopkins – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jonathan Demme – Best Director – Motion Picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Ted Tally – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Win:

Jodie Foster – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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The Addams Family

Nomination:

Anjelica Huston – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

1991

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Misery

Nomination:

Kathy Bates – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Win:

Kathy Bates – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

1987

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Aliens

Nomination:

Sigourney Weaver – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama golden globes

Little Shop of Horrors

Nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Miles Goodman – Best Music, Original Score

1985

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Ghostbusters

Nominations:

Bill Murray – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“Ghostbusters” – Ghostbusters – Best Original Song

1983

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Cat People

Nominations:

Best Music, Original Score

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” – by David Bowie – Cat People – Best Original Song

1981

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Altered States

Nomination:

William Hurt – New Star of the Year – Male

1980

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Alien

Nomination:

Best Music, Original Score

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The Amityville Horror

Nomination:

Best Music, Original Score

1977

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Carrie

Nomination:

Piper Laurie – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

1976

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Jaws

Nominations:

Steven Spielberg – Best Director – Motion Picture

Best Film – Drama

“Jaws,” John Williams – Best Music, Original Score

Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Wins:

“Jaws,” John Williams – Best Music, Original Score

1974

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The Exorcist

Nominations:

Best Picture – Drama

William Peter Blatty – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

William Friedkin – Best Director – Motion Picture

Linda Blair – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Linda Blair – New Star of the Year – Actress

Max von Sydow – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Ellen Burstyn – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Wins:

Best Picture – Drama

William Peter Blatty – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

William Friedkin – Best Director – Motion Picture

Linda Blair – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

1972

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A Clockwork Orange

Nominations:

Best Picture – Drama

Stanley Kubrick – Best Director – Motion Picture

Malcolm McDowell –  Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

1969

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Rosemary’s Baby

Nominations:

Mia Farrow – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Ruth Gordon – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Roman Polanski – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Christopher Komeda – Best Music, Original Score

Win:

Ruth Gordon – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

1967

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Wait Until Dark

Nominations:

Audrey Hepburn – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

1961

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Psycho

Nomination:

Janet Leigh – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

1957

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The Bad Seed

Nominations:

Eileen Heckart – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Patty McCormack – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

1946

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Nomination:

Angela Lansbury – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture[edit]

Win:

Angela Lansbury – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

 

TV (1956-2017)

There hasn’t been a lot of recognition of horror at the Golden Globes, particularly in the TV category. However, a select slate of hugely popular horror/sci-fi shows has garnered much acclaim. The most recognized show is sci-fi/horror classic The X-Files, which surprises no one, as it was a groundbreaking show in the 90s. More recently, shows like American Horror Story, Stranger Things, Dexter, and True Blood received nominations for their achievements. This trend reflects a general willingness in television to dive into genre series (be it fantasy, sci-fi, or horror) while adhering to a high standard of storytelling. As a horror fan, seeing these kinds of horror at the Golden Globes is encouraging.

However, I think the Golden Globes routinely snub successful, incredible horror shows, mainly Penny Dreadful (which deserved more than one paltry nomination) and Hannibal, whose first season was pretty kick ass.

For this section, I decided to list the awards by Television Show rather than by year.

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American Horror Story

Nomination:

Jessica Lange – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role a Miniseries or Television Film (2012)

Win:

Jessica Lange – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or Television Film (2012)

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American Horror Story: Asylum

Nomination:

Best Television Series – Drama (2013)

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American Horror Story: Coven

Nominations:

Jessica Lange – Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film (2014)

Best Television Series – Drama (2014)

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American Horror Story: Freakshow

Nominations:

Jessica Lange – Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film (2015)

Kathy Bates – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or Television Film (2015)

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American Horror Story: Hotel

Nominations:

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2016)

Lady Gaga – Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film (2016)

Won

Lady Gaga – Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film (2016)

(Get that EGOT, Lady Gaga!)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nomination

Sarah Michelle Gellar – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (2002)

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Dexter

Nominations:

Best Television Series – Drama (2009, 2010, 2011)

Michael C. Hall – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Julia Stiles – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (2011)

John Lithgow – Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (2010)

Won:

Michael C. Hall – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (2010)

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Nominations:

Lance Henriksen – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (1998, 1999)

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Penny Dreadful

Nomination

Eva Green – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (2016)

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Stranger Things

Nominations

Best Television Series – Drama (2017)

Winona Ryder – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (2017)

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Twin Peaks

Nominations

Best Television Series – Drama (1991)

Kyle MacLachlan – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (1991)

Piper Laurie – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (1991)

Sherilyn Fenn – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (1991)

Wins

Best Television Series – Drama (1991)

Kyle MacLachlan – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (1991)

Piper Laurie – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (1991)

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True Blood

Nominations

Best Television Series – Drama (2009, 2010)

Anna Paquin – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (2009, 2010)

Win

Anna Paquin – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (2009)

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The X-Files

Nomination

Best Television Series – Drama (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999)

David Duchovny – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)

Gillian Anderson – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)

Win

Best Television Series – Drama (1995, 1997, 1998)

David Duchovny – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (1997)

Gillian Anderson – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (1997)

 

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