People are furious that Paddy Considine didn’t get a Golden Globe nomination for House of the Dragon
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House of the Dragon fans have been left fuming after actor Paddy Considine failed to receive a single Golden Globe nomination for his breathtaking portrayal of King Viserys Targaryen.
Performances in the premiere season were second-to-none, putting many fans at ease after a rather disastrous final season of Game of Thrones.
Considine's performance, which depicted the rise and fall of the tragic first King Viserys, was nothing short of spectacular.
Even George R. R. Martin said so, and if you have the man who created the whole universe on your side you are on a bit of a winner.
Or so you'd think.
Apparently those handing out the nominations for the Golden Globes didn't agree, with the British actor coming away with zero nods.
Fans were not impressed.
Paddy Considine not even being nominated for a Golden Globe sums up why I don't really give much weight to awards season.— In Deep Geek (@InDeepGeek) December 12, 2022
One said: "Paddy Considine not getting nominated for a single Golden Globe is the reason I don’t believe in award shows anymore. Such a joke."
A second added: "PADDY CONSIDINE WAS ROBBED FOR VISERYS ON HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. BURN THEM ALL."
A third was just flat-out livid: "The Golden Globes really snubbed Paddy Considine and Matt Smith, I’m PISSED."
A fourth shared a video of one of the actor's more incredible scenes, alongside the caption: "No Golden Globes nomination for THIS performance of Paddy Considine is my villain origin story."
The lack of acknowledgment certainly flew in the face of reviews when the HBO hit originally dropped.
At the time, Collider’s Jessie Nguyen labelled Considine's performance as award-calibre.
"That's not an understatement," he stated.
"His talent isn't contained in a single scene, but rather in several small moments that add up to the overall impression of a loving, caring, generous, and suffering monarch.”
Martin took to his blog to share his thoughts on the show’s actors.
While he showered the entire cast with compliments, it was clear he had a favourite.
He wrote: "The character [Considine] created... for the show is so much more powerful and tragic and fully-fleshed than my own version in Fire & Blood that I am half tempted to go back and rip up those chapters and rewrite the whole history of his reign."
Martin added that the 49-year-old actor deserves an award, not only for his work throughout the series, but specifically in the 'Lord of the Tides' episode in which King Viserys makes his final walk to the Iron Throne as a frail old man on death's door.
Martin said: "If he doesn’t get [recognition], hey, there’s no justice."
Looks like there will be no justice.
How very Westeros of the Golden Globes, if you ask us.