75th Golden Globes: The Nominations, The Surprises & The Snubs

Awards season is in full swing. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes, honoring the best in both film and television. The glitzy event is my favorite to watch since it always delivers unforgettable moments.

Leading the pack with seven nominations is Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water with seven. Tied for second with six nods apiece are The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Lady Bird follows with four, while Call Me By Your Name, The Greatest Showman, All the Money in the World, Dunkirk, and I, Tonya all snagged three mentions each.

Over on the television front, Big Little Lies dominated with six nominations. Feud: Bette and Joan was close behind with four while This Is Us, Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale tied for third with three nods apiece. HBO lead all the networks with 12 nominations, followed by Netflix and FX with nine and eight respectively.

Now onto the snubs. With regards to film, the biggest disses occurred in the Best Director category. Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) and Jordan Peele (Get Out) all fell short even though each has won several Oscar precursors. Wonder Woman was always a longshot for an Oscar Best Picture nom, but the fact Patty Jenkins nor the film garnered attention from the HFPA, makes its chances for Oscar glory even dimmer.

Other notable snubs include The Big Sick not getting nominated for Best Comedy, Girls Trip’s Tiffany Haddish being MIA in Best Supporting Actress despite racking up a few nods this season and French LGBT film BPM (Beats per Minute) not snatching up a Best Foreign Film nod.

On the flip side, Christopher Plummer earning a Best Supporting Actor nomination for All the Money in the World is rather surprising. Director Ridley Scott hired Plummer just weeks ago in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal. He reshot all of Spacey’s parts with Plummer in just 11 days. Turns out the gamble was worth it. It’s also worth mentioning Plummer was always Scott’s first choice for the part, but caved when the studio wanted a bigger name in Spacey.

The biggest snub on the small screen has to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her HBO show Veep failing to secure a nomination. Also missing the cut were This Is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, The Leftovers, Mindhunter and any cast member of The Game of Thrones. Black Mirror which won last year won’t be able to defend its crown due to its snub. Even Kristen Bell who woke up early to help announce the nominations found herself and her comedy The Good Place without a nom.

The 75th Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, air January 7, 2018 on NBC. Dwayne Johnson’s daughter Simone Garcia Johnson will hand out the statues as this year’s Golden Globe Ambassador formerly known as Miss Golden Globe. Check out all the nominations below.

75th Golden Globes Nominations

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Blackish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo