Golden Globes most shocking film snubs: Ryan Gosling lost in space, Viola Davis robbed, Sam Elliott out of tune


The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday morning, December 6, and just as interesting as the films and performances that were nominated are some of the top contenders that didn’t make the cut. Scroll down for some of the most noteworthy omissions, and check out the complete list of nominations here.

Among the biggest disappointments was the significant under-performance of the Neil Armstrong biographical drama “First Man.” It earned noms for Best Supporting Actress (Claire Foy) and Best Score (Justin Hurwitz), but Ryan Gosling was lost in space for his leading performance, Damien Chazelle was left out for his directing, and the movie was absent from Best Film Drama.

However, “First Man” did better than “Widows,” which was entirely shut out. The film was helmed by Steve McQueen (director of Golden Globe winner “12 Years a Slave”) and stars Viola Davis (Golden Globe winner for “Fences”) as a woman who loses her husband in a robbery gone wrong and must pull off a heist of her own to repay his debts. Despite critical acclaim, no one from that film was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

There were also notable snubs from films that otherwise did well. For instance, while “A Star is Born” is the most nominated dramatic movie of the year, Sam Elliott was unexpectedly left out of Best Film Supporting Actor for his role as Bradley Cooper‘s brother. Yalitza Aparicio was snubbed for her leading role in “Roma” even though the film earned nominations for writing, directing and Best Foreign Language Film.

Yorgos Lanthimos missed out on a Best Film Director nom for “The Favourite” despite five other bids for the offbeat historical comedy. And Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Crazy Rich Asians”) were absent from supporting categories even though their movies were nominated for Best Film Drama and Best Film Comedy/Musical, respectively.

Who do you think was the most egregious snub on Golden Globes morning? Below, see 47 films, actors, directors and screenplays who failed to appeal to the Hollywood Foreign Press.

NOT BEST FILM DRAMA
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“First Man”
“First Reformed”
“A Quiet Place”
“Widows”

NOT BEST FILM DRAMA ACTRESS
Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Toni Collette, “Hereditary”
Viola Davis, “Widows”
Natalie Portman, “Vox Lux”
Julia Roberts, “Ben is Back”
Saoirse Ronan, “Mary Queen of Scots”

NOT BEST FILM DRAMA ACTOR
Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther”
Clint Eastwood, “The Mule”
Ryan Gosling, “First Man”
Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
Hugh Jackman, “The Front Runner”

NOT BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL
“The Death of Stalin”
“Eighth Grade”
“Love, Simon”
“The Old Man and the Gun”

NOT BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL ACTRESS
Kathryn Hahn, “Private Life”
Regina Hall, “Support the Girls”
Lily James, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

NOT BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL ACTOR
Steve Carell, “Welcome to Marwen”
Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool 2”
Nick Robinson, “Love, Simon”
Lakeith Stanfield, “Sorry to Bother You”

NOT BEST FILM SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman, “Boy Erased”
Margot Robbie, “Mary Queen of Scots”
Meryl Streep, “Mary Poppins Returns”
Michelle Yeoh, “Crazy Rich Asians”

NOT BEST FILM SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”
Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2”
Nicholas Hoult, “The Favourite”
Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther”

NOT BEST FILM DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle, “First Man”
Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Rob Marshall, “Mary Poppins Returns”

NOT BEST FILM SCREENPLAY
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“Eighth Grade”
“First Reformed”
“A Star is Born”

NOT BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Early Man”
“The Grinch”
“Smallfoot”

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