Why “Yellowstone” Wasn’t Eligible For A Golden Globe Nomination This Year

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Yellowstone Didn’t Receive Any Nominations At The 2024 Golden Globe Awards…And There’s A Reason Why

At one time, Yellowstone was one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) show on television. Despite this, the series received little attention from awards ceremonies.

Fans were always baffled when Yellowstone and its stars would be snubbed. Over the course of its run, the show has won just one award. It took home the trophy for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series – One Hour from the Cinema Audio Society Awards in 2022.

Yellowstone itself has also never been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Series lead Kevin Costner received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 2023. He eventually won the award.

Kevin Costner won a Golden Globe Award in 2023 for playing John Dutton in Yellowstone
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Yellowstone Isn’t Eligible For A Golden Globe Nomination In 2024 – But Why?

The nominees for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards were announced on December 11, 2023. Once again, Yellowstone didn’t receive a single nomination, nor did any of its stars.

But, there’s actually a reason why the show didn’t earn a nod from the Golden Globes this year. It wasn’t eligible.

To keep things short, Yellowstone aired its midseason finale in January 2023. The series was originally supposed to return to finish out its fifth season later in 2023.

However, a number of factors combined to keep that from happening. It started with rumors of behind-the-scenes drama with Costner.

Kevin Costner in Yellowstone
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After that, Yellowstone announced Season 5 would be its last. It originally promised to finish out the season in the Fall of 2023.

But then the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes occurred. Production could not continue while the strikes were ongoing.

The WGA strike ended on September 27, while the SAG-AFTRA strike ended on November 9…long after Yellowstone hoped to return.

Yellowstone then shared a new timeline. The show is now aiming to air its final episodes in November 2024.

So Why Wasn’t Yellowstone Eligible For A Golden Globe Nomination?

These setbacks resulted in Yellowstone airing just one new episode in 2023. That new episode being its midseason finale, “A Knife and No Coin.”

This is the reason why Yellowstone wasn’t eligible for a Golden Globe nomination this year. According to the Golden Globes’ rules, a series must have:

“…a total running time of at least 150 program minutes aired during the qualifying year. Each qualifying episode of a television series must be a minimum of twenty (20) program minutes.”

“A Knife and No Coin” was only 51 minutes in length, so it didn’t meet the Golden Globes’ requirements.

As long as filming stays on schedule, the series may be eligible at next year’s Golden Globe Awards. Hopefully things stay on track so we can see some new episodes of Yellowstone in 2024!

In the meantime, head below to learn about the story behind “A Knife and No Coin.”