“House of Cards” has a question for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Where’s the love?
You can understand the shot-in-Baltimore Netflix series feeling slighted. Monday morning, when nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes were announced by the HFPA, “House of Cards” was nowhere in sight. No nomination for Best TV Series Drama, even though it had been nominated twice before. No nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series, though Kevin Spacey had been nominated twice before, and won once. No nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Robin Wright, though she’s been nominated three times, and also won once.
No nominations at all. Hey Golden Globes, what’s up with that?
Has there been a big drop-off in quality for the series, which had its fourth season released back in March? Not according to the Emmys, which awarded 12 nominations to the series’ latest season. True, it took home only one, in a minor category (production design) that the Golden Globes don’t even recognize. Still, both Wright and Spacey, as well as the series itself, were at least noticed.
So what’s the matter, HFPA? Were you scared off by the season four storyline that officially made the Underwoods Washington’s premier power couple? Got something against TV series shot in Baltimore? (It never showed “The Wire” any love, and continues to laud that traitorous series, “Veep,” that abandoned B-more for Los Angeles.) Or do you just not comprehend quality when you see it?
A word of warning: Frank Underwood is not a man to be crossed lightly. Just ask Zoe Barnes what happened when she tried. You can find her in the subway.