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Ahead of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, several names were thrown into the winners hat. The outcome, however, was much different than expected.
Here are five winners who folks thought were going to nab the coveted statue, but sadly, went home empty handed.
Mary J. Blige: Mary walked into award season on top — being nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role in Netflix’s, Mudbound. But mere days after picking up the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival for her role as the resilient matriarch, Florence Jackson, she was hit with an upsetting loss.
In the category for Best Supporting Actress, it was Allison Janney (I, Tonya) who took home the Golden Globe over Mary, Laurie Metcalfe (Lady Bird), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) and Hong Chau (Downsizing). 
It is still, however, Mary’s year!
Issa Rae: The Insecure actress was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy, but the LA native lost to Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Folks thought Rae would be picking up her first Globe considering the year she has had; from landing on new television shows AND becoming a face for Cover Girl. Not to mention, the show garnered attention around the globe and to put it frankly, it’s amazing.
Denzel Washington: Listen, we get it; the category for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama is always a tough category. But Washington’s performance in Roman J. Israel, Esq. was impeccable, which is why his name was a major contender in the popular category. His performance, however, simply just couldn’t stand against Gary Oldman in the Darkest Hour. 
Game of Thrones: Say whaaaaaaaa??? This was by far one of the most shocking losses of the night. This is Game of Thrones we are talking about, people. Maybe the phrase “winter is coming” just became too played out because instead, it was The Handmaid’s Tale that took the home the award for Best TV Series, Drama.
Black-ish: Anthony Anderson and company might bring laughter into the homes of millions around the nation, but unfortunately, their perfectly timed jokes about growing up Black in a predominately white neighborhood and culture just couldn’t hold up against Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 
Maisel beat out black-ishMaster of None (Netflix), Smilf (Showtime) and Will & Grace (NBC). 

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