Golden Globes Snubs: No Love For Taraji P. Henson, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, ‘Empire’, Matthew McConaughey

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Year after year, people scoff at the Golden Globes and year after year, many of those same people stamp their feet at not getting any love from the much-feted members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Here are some of the biggest titles and names that were passed over this morning:

2016 Golden Globe Awards

Taraji P. Henson The Empire star is the heart and soul of Hidden Figures, and while her co-star Octavia Spencer got a Supporting Actress nom, the cookie did not crumble for last year’s Best Actress – TV Series Drama winner.

Tom Hanks The Sully star could not land the plane with the HFPA – which is almost as incredible as the real-life events of the Clint Eastwood-helmed pic, which missed out on directing and best pic noms too.

Fences – No best pic or best director for Denzel Washington — though the Oscar winner did get a best actor nom and Viola Davis got one for best supporting actress.

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Matthew McConaughey – The Gold star and past Globes and Oscar winner just didn’t glitter enough for the Golden Globes this time, though the Iggy Pop co-written title tune from the Stephen Gaghan-directed flick did.

Martin Scorsese – Silence is the acclaimed director’s passion project but the historical spiritual drama couldn’t raise a mummer for the Oscar winner or stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield –  the latter was given a nom for his Hacksaw Ridge work however.

Sausage Party With a title that immediately raises more than eyebrows, the animated pic co-written and co-starring Seth Rogen was the first CGI-animated pic to be rated R by the MPAA and obviously was not a delicacy to the HFPA.

Michael Shannon – The Nocturnal Animals actor received a nomination for 99 Homes last year but his role in the much-nominated Tom Ford directed pic didn’t make the light of day.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead never gets any real recognition from the HFPA, but The Good Wife and Grey’s Anatomy alum’s turn as villain Negan on the AMC blockbuster garnered a Critics’ Choice Award last night and deserved at least a shout-out this morning.

Emily Blunt – The star of The Girl On The Train did not get a ticket to her sixth nomination today. The noms train should not have left the station without her.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – After a strong Season 2, the Ellie Kemper-led Netflix comedy was un-nominated today — in all categories.

Michael Keaton – The Founder star was not on the morning menu.

Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta was hot today in the HFPA’s eyes, but the pivotal Paper Boi actor was left out in the cold – and that’s not peachy.

House Of Cards Looks like Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and the Netflix political drama were not holding the right deck.

Helen Mirren – Not even a look for the Eye In The Sky star?

Better Things the Pamela Adlon and Louise C.K. FX comedy is poignant, often hilarious, and sometimes so true if feels more like a documentary on modern L.A. life and family – but neither the show nor its lead landed a nomination.

Warren Beatty – The legend’s Rules Don’t Apply obviously did not need apply this year for either its director-star or the film itself.

Billions The big money big drama Showtime series was one of the best new shows of the year and had heavyweights Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, both past Golden Globe winners. Yet, its account was empty at the nominations ATM today. Was its January 2016 debut too long ago for the HFPA membership to remember?

Gilmore Girls – The Netflix A Year In The Life reboot was all atwitter on Twitter during the Thanksgiving weekend so you’d think the Hollywood Foreign Press would want to seem a little populist. Alas, even with Lauren Graham a 2001 Best Actress nominee there was no Globes cream in the coffee of Stars Hollow this year.

Mr. Robot Last year’s Best Drama winner came back with more intrigue in its second season and even snared best actor and best supporting actor noms for Rami Malek and Christian Slater today. Even with that, the series was surprisingly off the list.

Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us is the only Big 4 breakout show this season, but no Supporting Actor hug for its TV Dad.


Empire The Lyons of the Fox blockbuster did not roar this morning – shut out!

Kevin Costner – The three-time past Golden Globe winner blasts off with some of his best work as the barrier-discarding space-race boss in Hidden Figures – sadly it remains hidden glory.

Black Mirror Once prophetic, the Charlie Brooker anthology satire became virtually breaking news regarding our troubled relationship with technology with its third season on Netflix. Guess the 90-plus members of the HFPA weren’t plugged in.

Silicon Valley Hold on, the HBO tech comedy was nominated the past two years, but today the power was turned off?

The King’s Choice Norway’s Oscar entry about the real-life monarch who stood up to the Nazis invasion is a story now largely forgotten outside of the Scandinavian nation. The HFPA totally forgot it today.

Luke Cage Marvel’s latest Netflix series about Harlem’s bulletproof hero seemingly crashed the streaming service the weekend it launched, had strong performances from lead Mike Colter as well as Mahershala Ali (who was recognized for his Moonlight role) and Rosario Dawson — plus a killer soundtrack by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. And yet nothing. Genre bias?

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