2015 Golden Globe Nominations -- The Snubs & Surprises!

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Eeek -- I can hardly contain my excitement! Just one day after the 2015 SAG Award nominations were announced, this morning came the Golden Globe nominations! Yes, folks, awards season has officially kicked off, and it's going to be a really interesting and exciting race this year. Let's take a look at who was nominated -- and those who were shockingly NOT, shall we?


The Golden Globes are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and announcing the nominees on their behalf this morning were Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton, Kate Beckinsale, and Peter Krause. And the nominees are:

Best Motion Picture, Drama



The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy


Grand Budapest Hotel

Into the Woods


St. Vincent

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

David Oyelowo, Selma

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Ray Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Bill Murray, St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods

Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey

Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Director

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay, Selma

David Fincher, Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Fargo, FX

The Missing, Starz

The Normal Heart, HBO

Olive Kitteridge, HBO

True Detective, HBO

Best TV Series, Drama

The Affair, Showtime

Downton Abbey, PBS

Game of Thrones, HBO

The Good Wife, CBS

House of Cards, Netflix

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Girls, HBO

Jane the Virgin, The CW

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix

Silicon Valley, HBO

Transparent, Amazon Instant Video

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Clive Owen, The Knick

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

Dominic West, The Affair

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Louis C.K., Louis

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Frances O'Connor, The Missing

Allison Tolman, Fargo

So, the one thing about the Golden Globes that makes it so interesting is the way they split movies into best "comedy or musical" and "drama" categories. This gives a whole slew of actors the chance to get nominated for a Golden Globe though they probably will not get nominated for an Oscar. For example, no doubt that Quvenzhané Wallis is adorable in Annie and deserves her nom for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical," but doubtful she'll get the same love from the Academy.

It's also worth noting that after Modern Family just won their fourth consecutive Emmy for "Outstanding Comedy Series," they were NOT nominated for a Golden Globe this year. And none of the cast were nominated for their acting either! But you know who was nominated? This season's surprise breakout hit Jane the Virgin for "Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical" and star Gina Rodriguez for "Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy." One thing I love about the Golden Globes is they will pay homage to some of the smaller shows and therefore expand their audience.

Other snubs worth noting? Last year's "Best TV Series, Comedy" winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and once again, no love for The Mindy Project!

What do you think of the Golden Globe nominations? What were the biggest snubs and surprises for you?

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