Congratulations to all the Golden Globe winners, I was rooting for Slumdog (winner of best picture drama, director, and a couple others), however as I mentioned to the ThinkHero crew a few months ago, I was disappointed at the lack of science fiction shows that should have been nominated. Here are the ThinkHero related winners -
Best Supporting Actor in Motion Picture – Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Best Actress Television Series – Anna Paquin -True Blood
Best Animated Feature – Wall -E
And thats it. My question is where were the nominations for Battlestar Galactica? LOST? Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles? How does BSG, one of the best TV shows, in its best season not to even get nominated? Both BSG and LOST were praised by most of the critics. The lack of nominations is a slap in the face to Sci-Fi fans everywhere.
I know 2008 was a great year for Sci-Fi and Comic Book movies and television, probably the best year ever in terms of volume and overall quality with movies like The Dark Knight, Iron Man, and TV shows like BSG and LOST.
So as the popularity and quality grows, when will the respect come? Or is it like comedies, where they no longer are nominated for Oscars?
Even the Emmys left off the great sc-fi shows of this year. LOST won an Emmy in its first year, but nothing in sci-fi since has been nominated, and if it didn’t happen this year, perhaps it won’t happen again for awhile.
So what do you guys think? Am I overreacting? Or is there a serious lack of respect for the genre given the quality of material that was created in the past year? Please comment or even send me an email if you want.