The List of the 'Biggest Golden Globes Snubs' Is Out & TBH, We're Actually Surprised

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With the holidays -- and all of the Hallmark movies our hearts can take -- in full swing, there's another season on the horizon that involves gold statues and long acceptance speeches. The 2019 Golden Globes nominations are out that have some people excited and ready to tune in come January. (Others might not give a flip, and that's totally OK.) With this long list of recognition comes praise for actors and actresses who starred in memorable movie and television roles. But as with all things in life, there are those who some feel didn't get the shine they deserve. A list of the "biggest Golden Globes snubs" surfaced that has critics taking to social media to express their outrage in solidarity with their fave star, film, or TV series.

  • Vice leads the pack, commanding six Golden Globes nominations, whereas A Star Is Born just steps behind with five.

    New York Daily News reports Green Book and The Favourite also have five Golden Globes nominations.

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  • Some noteworthy standouts added some diversity to the nominations -- such as Black Panther,

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    Spike Lee's BlacKKKlansman, based on a true story about a black detective -- the first in the Colorado Springs Police Department -- who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, received four Golden Globes nominations.

  • Crazy Rich Asians,

    "I am just so proud to be a part of this film. This film is not just for Asians, it's for anyone who has ever felt that they struggle to be accepted or they've been otherized," star Gemma Chan told E! News about Crazy Rich Asians and the importance of representation, prior to the film's Golden Globe nominations. "Really, it's a celebration."

    The acclaimed movie, with an all-Asian cast, received two Golden Globes nominations: Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy, and Constance Wu's Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy.

    Sandra Oh -- who made Emmy history back in September as "first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for best lead actress in a drama series" -- will make history if she wins the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama for her role on Killing Eve.
  • and Pose.

    The Hollywood Reporter notes Pose's Best Television Series Drama nomination is historic as it marks the first time a majority trans cast received a Golden Globes nomination in any category. (Actor Billy Porter, who's not transgender, is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama.)

  • There were also some surprises.

    As crazy as Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? is, we're surprised he's nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Musical or Comedy.

  • But as with all things, the 2019 Golden Globes nominations had a number of snubs that are getting a side eye.


  • For starters, the Ryans were shut out.

    USA Today points out Ryans -- Ryan Gosling in First Man, Ryan Coogler, Black Panther director, and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (he earned a Best Actor nomination for the first Deadpool) -- were shut out of the nominations.

    The outlet also notes Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, stars in Coogler's Black Panther, were also shunned.

  • And expected contenders -- such as This is Us, A Quiet Place, and Widows -- didn't get any love either.

    As much as that show makes people cry like they lost their loved one, it's crazy to think This Is Us didn't receive a single nomination.

    In addition to the films and TV shows shut out, USA Today highlights that heavy hitters in the game -- such as Clint Eastwood (The Mule), Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!), and Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner) -- were snubbed, too. The outlet also notes Amandla Stenberg's performance in The Hate U Give and John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt's roles in A Quiet Place were in many ways deserving of Golden Globes nominations but weren't recognized.

  • Then there's that little film in theaters called The Grinch that's commanding ticket sales at the box office but failed to score a nom.

    Believe it or not, The Grinch "missed out on an animated movie nomination," USA Today notes in its list of "biggest Golden Globes snubs."

  • And women being shut out from the Best Director category.

  • Folks are also ticked off certain genres, such as horror movies, aren't represented.

    Toni Collette acted her face off in Hereditary.

  • And called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for overlooking deserving television shows that have been nominated in the past.

  • It's always something.


    The 2019 Golden Globes airs January 6 on NBC.

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