Westworld wins Critics’ Choice awards, Golden Globe nods

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Westworld may have been regarded as among the year’s best in fandom circles – and critics’ 2016 retrospective lists – but now it’s starting to get the same kind of acclaim from a more official source, as well: those fine (and mysterious!) gents and ladies who hand out awards.

Just this morning, the Golden Globes unveiled its full list of nominations, and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO show pops up in three different categories: Best Television Series – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (for Evan Rachel Wood, who portrays, of course, Dolores Abernathy), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (this time for Thandie Newton, the irreproachable Maeve Millay). We wish Westworld all the luck in the (Wild West) world – especially as it goes up against its sibling production, Game of Thrones, in the Best Television Series category.

What makes the news all the more exciting is this little tidbit: the Golden Globe nods come hot on the heels of the show’s performance at the Critics’ Choice Awards last night. In addition to being in contention for Best Drama Series (whose award went to Game of Thrones – hardly a surprise there), the show landed a win for both Best Actress in a Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – once again for Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton, but of course.

(And we shouldn’t forget the fact that the Writers’ Guild of America is also nominating Westworld for two awards, as well. All this is quite impressive for a freshmen show that was trapped in development hell for the past several years.)

This is only the start of a beautiful (and extended, one can hope) future for HBO’s new darling, as the show ended its first season in a resounding fashion and plows ahead to a second season.

Do you think the series stands a chance against Game of Thrones for its Golden Globe? Should it have won more accolades in the Critics’ Choice ceremony? Let us know in the comments.

22 responses to “Westworld wins Critics’ Choice awards, Golden Globe nods”

  1. ERW should definitely win.

    But no nomination for Anthony Hopkins?!

    There isn’t an equivalent category for the Golden Globes, but Louis Herthum as Peter Abernathy should be nominated for Guest Actor when it’s time for the Emmys.

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  2. Flayed Potatoes,

    The acting in Westworld is great and if they win, it would be deserved, but I am still rooting for GOT to win this one, as it’s long overdue. That may not be a consideration with the voters, it is for me! 🙂 .

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  3. “Are we very old friends?”
    OMG ERW was so fantastic in this demanding role, as was Thandie in hers. Well deserved for both. To be able to completely, convincingly change “emotional aspects” in a split second and nail the emotion, or for the most part, lack of emotion as demanded by a mod, is an extraordinary talent. ANALYSIS: This show is going to give GOT a run for the money. I hope GoT wins, but I won’t be disappointed if WW takes some of these awards.

    So GLAD that this site exists so that we will be able to express our enthusiasm for it. Don’t know if we can hold the momentum for an entire year, but I know you guys will give it a great try.

    Happy holidays to everyone out there. I thought I would be on both sites a lot more than I have been lately, but family drama and holiday errands have taken their toll.

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