The Biggest Snubs of the 2018 Golden Globes Nominations

On Thursday morning, nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globes were announced from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. While this year’s awards season officially launched after Thanksgiving with the Gotham Awards and honors from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics’ Circle, nods for the Golden Globes — which will air live on NBC on Jan. 6, hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg — kick the conversation into higher gear when it comes to the sport of Oscar prognostication. On the movie side, nominations were led by Vice, Adam McKay’s scathing account of Dick Cheney’s rise to power, which scored six, while The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story led the TV side with four.

The field included several surprises, among them Sasha Baron Cohen for Who Is America?, John C. Reilly for Stan & Ollie and Lucas Hedges for the opioid abuse drama Ben Is Back. But the fact that the Globes separates the honors for movies by drama and musical or comedy — doubling the size of certain categories — makes certain snubs sting a little more. Below are the 2019 Golden Globes snubs that stung the most.

First Man

After winning five Oscars, including Best Director, for La La Land in 2017, Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong drama failed to nab a nomination for Best Picture or for Ryan Gosling’s understated turn as the NASA pioneer. It did earn nominations for Claire Foy’s supporting role as Janet Armstrong and for its score by La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz.

First Reformed

This somber drama by Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader might not have felt like a lock, given its release all the way back in May and modest box-office performance. But Ethan Hawke’s performance as a pastor in turmoil and Schrader’s screenplay have gotten much love from critics and deserve to remain in the conversation as the season presses on.

Michael B. Jordan

Black Panther nabbed noms for Score, Song and Best Picture – Drama — Marvel’s first movie nominated in the latter category. But Jordan’s multilayered villain deserved love in the Supporting Actor field.

Sam Elliott

Man consider Elliott’s put-upon older brother of Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born to be a leading contender for Supporting Actor, so his absence here was a glaring one.

Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski’s smoky romance set in 1950s Poland seemed like a lock for Foreign Language film. Perhaps it will

Source:: Time – Entertainment


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