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Why Golden Globes 2019 May Snub The Haunting Of Hill House From Its Nominations List

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The 76th Golden Globes are not very far away. After the controversial Emmys 2018, which essentially put a white-washed show despite promises of embracing diversity, the Golden Globes too, are already subject to critical scorn. The Golden Globes have bloated their supporting actors category, making no distinction between drama, comedy, and limited series. At the Golden Globes, some shows will likely not get their well deserved nods, owing to selection restrictions. This October Netflix strengthen it’s Halloween programming with Mike Flanagan’s horror presentation ‘The Haunting of Hill House’. This adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic novel instantly became the highest rated Netflix show to exist. The show has also donned the cap for the highest rated horror show in recent times. There are also rumors doing rounds that Netflix will soon announce The Haunting of Hill House Season 2. However, with Netflix yet to announce the renewal of Hill house, it is likely that Golden Globes will snub this utter masterpiece of a show.

Golden Globes Will Snub The Haunting of Hill House Because Of Nomination Restrictions

First of all, it is difficult to decide in which category should we place The Haunting of Hill house. It is essentially a drama series but only one season is officially out right now. There are; however, plans for a Haunting of Hill House season 2 in an anthology style. But for now, the lack of official information largely presents The Haunting of Hill House as a limited TV series. The future of this Netflix show is still uncertain, and so it it’s likeliness to receive a Golden Globes nomination.

In Which Categories Will The Show And The Actors Sit?

The Golden Globes 2019 have toughened their nominations game in the supporting actors category. The Haunting of Hill house, to start with, does not make any distinction between its supporting cast and main cast. Olivia and Hugh Crain and their family, are all lead characters on the show. But the Golden Globes 2019 nominations require shows to draw lines between a specific quota of lead cast members and supporting cast members.

The Haunting of Hill house has maintained a perfect balance in narrating the sagas of each of its lead stars; hence, it would be a difficult gamble for the show to drag some characters to the main spotlight while leaving some others to stay in the background. Actors are definitely looking forward to their tokens of appreciation; hence, the cast members for The Haunting of Hill House will be wanting places in the lead cast nomination list. As for the Golden Globes, nominations for the supporting cast I know much more inclusive. The competition is way too tough for characters from an inaugural season to survive in the category .

A Pioneering Horror Show But Will It Comeback With The Haunting of Hill House Season 2?

The Haunting of Hill house was, in every way, a brilliant show. It exceled with  the prowess of its lead cast and with its efficient and effective story telling. The series is ideally now a brand in itself.

Whether it’s just a ghost lingering in the background of a scene or a masterfully executed long take, Flanagan’s direction stands out throughout the show’s 10 episodes. It’s with such sophistication yet precision that he is able to chronicle this family’s tragic story and convey their every emotion. All the cast members including  Timothy Hutton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Mckenna Grace, Julian Hilliard, Michiel Huisman, Violet McGraw, Victoria Pedretti, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Paxton Singleton and Lulu Wilson shine equally brightly on the show. The first season did great justice to the horror genre. But we are yet to see if The Haunting of Hill House season 2 will further The legacy of its ancestor.

Here are more of the snubs Golden Globes 2019 made.

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