And with the Golden Globes happening tonight, the many “Yellowstone” fans out there may well be wondering: has Taylor Sheridan’s hit TV show ever received a Golden Globe nod?
The series has never yet received a Golden Globe nomination.
‘Yellowstone’ Has Never Received a Nomination for a Golden Globe
According to IMDb, it did win two Western Heritage Awards in 2019 and 2020. Composer Brian Tyler also netted an International Film Music Critics Award nomination for Best Original Score in 2019.
And in 2018, the Hollywood Post Alliance nominated the “Yellowstone” sound team for two Outstanding Sound – Television awards. Also, the American Society of Cinematographers nominated Director of Photography Ben Richardson for an award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episode of a Series for Commercial Television.
“Yellowstone” is not alone in being snubbed by the Golden Globes. The Netflix series “Bridgerton” also got shut out, as did “I May Destroy You.”
‘Yellowstone’ Fans Upset at Snub
On social media, “Yellowstone” fans railed against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for leaving “Yellowstone” out in the cold.
“@goldenglobes please tell me how Yellowstone hasn’t been nominated?!” one fan tweeted. “You pick the same shows every year for awards! Yet there are better shows out there and the the reviews and ratings prove it. Diversify more. #GoldenGlobes #yellowstone @Yellowstone”
Other fans also tagged the Golden Globes’ Twitter account with complaints. The series got no nominations in the Best Television Series – Drama category, the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series category or the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series category.
“@goldenglobes Congrats to all the nominees, but Kelly Reilly was snubbed,” another fan piped up. “She deserves all the awards for Beth Dutton. @Yellowstone @modernwest.”
HFPA Facing Controversy Over Self-Dealing, Ethical Lapses
The organization behind the Golden Globes has a lot of problems. In an investigation published last week, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the HFPA, a nonprofit, is rife with self-dealing, conflicts of interest and internal strife.
The Times found that the organization regularly pays its own members in ways that could violate Internal Revenue Service rules. Members took home nearly $2 million in payments from the HFPA in the last fiscal year simply for serving on committees.
An HFPA member told the Times that monthly membership meetings are “a war zone.” And the HFPA is the target of a lawsuit that accuses the nonprofit of operating like a cartel that accepts thousands in emoluments from the studios and networks it gives awards to.
But despite the problems plaguing the HFPA, the audience for the Golden Globes has remained steady. And in Hollywood, the Globes are viewed as second only to the Oscars in importance.
“When you think that such a small group makes those decisions, it’s kind of horrifying,” one longtime publicist told the Times. “The real problem is the studios need them.”