Crazy Ex-Girlfriend probably had the most unexpected Golden Globes win. Definitely in 2016. Maybe ever.
The show went from being on the verge of cancellation to winning a Golden Globe tonight for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy. Rachel Bloom accepted the award.
And we all tried to swallow our disbelief.
Aside from the fact that the show has been plagued by seriously low ratings all season, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been consistently accused of anti-feminism, not just for its title but for some seriously controversial scenes like the “Sexy French Depression” song in a recent episode.
There has been so much negativity toward the show that CW President Mark Pedowitz addressed it at the Television Critics Association winter previews on Sunday morning.
“At the moment, I wish I had more optimistic [ratings] statistics. I don’t,” Pedowitz said, according to TV Guide. “What we do have is great faith in the show, great faith in the showrunners and the creators, Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom. We believe in the show. We stand by the show.”
Unfortunately, the reactions to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s win proves that not a lot of others are with him.
Now, let me put in a caveat here, because I love The CW (Vampire Diaries all the way!). And I love seeing The CW nominated because it means the network will get to keep doing all the amazing things it does.
But Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just came out of nowhere!
Ricky Gervais even made a joke that the Golden Globe winners had paid for their award. Uh… was the joke less of a joke and more of a way to call out the award show?