The thing about the Golden Globes is that everyone in Hollywood giggles at the self-important show, and yet everyone takes it seriously. So this morning’s announcement of the nominations for the 73rd annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association shindig undoubtedly left some rather glum as their awards hopes were Scrooged by the 100 or so members of the HFPA. Here are the biggest names and titles that missed the cut today:
Straight Outta Compton – Universal’s hit N.W.A biopic directed by F. Gary Gray apparently did not lay down a beat the HFPA could groove with.
Tom Hardy – A triple threat this year with Mad Max: Fury Road, a double shot in Legend and The Revenant. The versatile British actor was robbed – end of story.
Spotlight cast – The pic snagged a Best Picture, Drama, nomination. But though Liev Schreiber got a nom for his Ray Donovan work on TV and Mark Ruffalo scored one for the indie pic Infinitely Polar Bear, the actors and the rest of strong ensemble — including Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery — did not have the spotlight shined on them.
Mad Men – Yes, Jon Hamm got a nomination, but the four-time Globe-winning AMC series was left off the Best TV Series, Drama, list for its final season.
Ellie Kemper – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star was sheer comedy gold on the Netflix series. But despite a SAG Awards nomination, the actress missed out today as did co-star Tituss Burgess. Not funny.
Helen Mirren – The actress snared a Best Supporting nomination for Trumbo, but her powerful Woman In Gold role won’t be getting an Golden Globe this time round.
Tom Hanks – His Bridge Of Spies performance couldn’t get across to HFPA voters. Nothing for director Steven Spielberg either, though Mark Rylance got a Best Supporting Actor nom.
The Americans – The spies on this FX series can’t seem to come in from the Globes cold.
Jessica Chastain – Yes, The Martian got noms in Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Director for Ridley Scott, and Best Actor for Matt Damon, but its leading lady and past Globes winner was left out.
The Affair – Its first season won Best TV Series, Drama, at the 72nd Globes and Ruth Wilson took Best Actress, but only a Supporting Actress nom for Maura Tierney this time around.
Carey Mulligan – There was no vote for the Suffragette actress today.
Nicole Kidman – The Oscar winner grabbed a SAG Awards nomination yesterday for Grace Of Monaco but came up with no gold today. Perhaps it was the movie’s riches-to-rags, Cannes-to-Lifetime road.
The Walking Dead – Any hope the big Emmy wins by Game Of Thrones this year could signal a new day for genre shows obviously didn’t make it into the HFPA memo — not that we’d ever suggest they are out of touch.
Julianna Margulies – Not a good day for The Good Wife actress.
Meryl Streep – No record-breaking 30th nomination for the actress for either Suffragette or Ricki And The Flash.
Homeland – The Showtime spy series and its lead Claire Danes have had a winning relationship with the Globes but got nothing today despite one of the series’ strongest seasons and multiple SAG Awards.
Truth – The Dan Rather-based drama from Sony Pictures Classics on CBS News’ battle with the Bush White House came out of the gate this fall with awards-season fuel in its tank. Today’s lack of recognition seems to say that its run out of gas, no lie.
CSI – The past multi-Globe winner bowed out on CBS in September, but it looks the mega procedural is already forgotten by HFPA membership.
Parks & Recreation – Three-time Globes co-host Amy Poehler was a previous winner with her NBC show, but she and the comedy came up short today. Maybe if Ricky Gervais had been in it …
House Of Cards – Past Globes winner Robin Wright landed a nomination but the ground-breaking Netflix political drama itself lost out – and nothing for Kevin Spacey either, even with a SAG Awards nom yesterday. Umm, President Underwood, do we have a problem?