'Atlanta' to 'Stranger Things': 12 Newbie Noms for the Globes and SAG Awards

7:00 AM 11/8/2016

by Michael O'Connell

These dramas, comedies, minis and movies all earned buzz but premiered outside of Emmy eligibility, giving the HFPA and SAG first crack at honoring them.

  • Stranger Things

    Netflix, Drama

    Curtis Baker/Netflix

    The year's biggest breakout goes into awards season untested. Can zeitgeist translate to statuettes?

    Read THR's review here.

  • Chance

    Hulu, Drama

    David Moir/Hulu

    A solid critical reception and a starring role in a serial for House's Hugh Laurie shouldn't be underestimated.

    Read THR's review here

  • Queen Sugar

    OWN, Drama

    Andrew Dosunmu/OWN

    Creator Ava DuVernay offers a built-in boost, likely driving Queen Sugar into many FYC conversations.

    Read THR's review here

  • This Is Us

    NBC, Drama

    Ron Batzdorff/NBC

    Broadcast's lone ratings breakout of the new fall season also is one of its most well-received by critics.

    Read THR's review here

  • Westworld

    HBO, Drama


    The net's latest big swing has many critics confused — but a sprawling cast and high production value could garner favor.

    Read THR's review here

  • Atlanta

    FX, Comedy

    Quantrell D. Colbert/FX

    Comedic auteurs frequently are embraced, and star-creator Donald Glover has many talking about his FX breakout.

    Read THR's review here

  • Crisis in Six Scenes

    Amazon, Comedy

    Courtesy of Amazon

    Yes, it landed with a thud. But Woody Allen still carries plenty of weight — especially with the HFPA.

    Read THR's review here

  • Fleabags

    Amazon, Comedy


    Under the radar, sure — but the Phoebe Waller-Bridge import at least has the creative class buzzing. 

    Read THR's review here

  • Divorce

    HBO, Comedy

    Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

    Speaking of HFPA sway, Sarah Jessica Parker could fill a generous mantel with her Sex and the City Globes (and SAG Awards).

    Read THR's review here

  • The Good Place

    NBC, Comedy

    Mike Schur's Parks and Recreation follow-up is a quirky favorite, and star Ted Danson is a silver-haired awards darling.

    Read THR's review here

  • Churchill's Secret

    PBS, Movie

    Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Daybreak Pictures and MASTERPIECE

    A quintessentially British telepic, it boasts Michael Gambon and PBS' Masterpiece stamp of approval.


  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

    Netflix, Miniseries


    The four-part revival of the beloved WB dramedy arrives just in time for nomination talk.