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Golden Globe Nominations: The Biggest Surprises and Snubs

Golden Globes: GET OUT got in Picture and Actor but missed out on crucial Director and Screenplay nominations

There was a lot to hem and haw about this morning with the Golden Globe nominations but then, isn’t there always? In a year stacked with strong contenders it’s inevitable that there will be some righteous snubs and some surprising inclusions. Here are some of the standouts from today.

All the Money in the World hitting the December 4th deadline and gobbling up three high-profile nominations (Director, Actress – Drama, Supporting Actor).

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Jordan Peele (Get Out) left off the Director list (see above) making the category exclusively male, the least diverse and only from the Drama contenders.

Supporting Actress being the most diverse category with Mary J. Blige, Hong Chau and Octavia Spencer.

Call Me By Your Name snubbed in Director and Screenplay. Ouch.

The Shape of Water and Three Billboards bouncing back big time after a rocky start with the early critics’ awards.

Michelle Williams, Denzel Washington and Helen Mirren nominations over more widely predicted contenders like Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson.

No BPM or Foxtrot in Foreign Language Film.

The Big Sick shut out completely (giving Amazon zero nominations).

Gary Oldman being Darkest Hour‘s only nomination.

Beauty and the Beast getting completely shut out, even in Song, in favor of The Greatest Showman.

After Deadpool‘s success here, Logan and Wonder Woman (arguably bigger successes) not showing up anywhere.

Girls Trip, one of the biggest comedies of the year, snubbed in Motion Picture – Comedy and Tiffany Haddish in Supporting Actress.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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