Surprises and Snubs at the Golden GlobesThe dust has settled after this year’s Golden Globes nomination announcement this morning, and this particular set of nominees seems even stranger than ever (Callie Thorne, anyone?). Isn’t that why we love the Globes? So, take a load off! Grab that gingerbread latte! And check out our list of Golden snubs! By Tom Hardej
1. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids or Mike & Molly)
The biggest snub has to be for Melissa McCarthy in not one but two categories. She’s already been nominated for a Critics’ Choice award and a SAG award for her role in Bridesmaids, AND she won the Emmy for Mike & Molly, so we figured that it was a safe bet that she would be up for two Globes this year. We figured wrong.
2. Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
We’re not saying that the Hollywood Foreign Press are a bunch of creepy old men, but…they do have a penchant for nominating young pretty girls. They picked Rooney Mara this year for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and we were sure they would go for Elizabeth Olsen instead, who was amazing in Martha Marcy May Marlene. It looks like her chances for Oscar glory are getting slimmer and slimmer.
3. Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
The Globes usually love the weird stuff, so we’re surprised to see Kirsten Dunst off the list for her role in Melancholia, which is definitely “the weird stuff.” She was flawless, but this year’s race for Best Actress is jam-packed, and the Globes picked Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin instead.
4. Steve Carell (The Office)
To be fair, Steve Carell already won in 2006 for The Office, but after he lost at the Emmys, we figured he would be given one last chance at the Globes. But no dice. He’s off the show now, and the HFPA has moved on too.
5. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Another big omission in the Actor in a Comedy Series category was from the other Emmy champ—Jim Parsons. The Globes instead opted for his costar Johnny Galecki and even honored the show. Maybe they didn’t like his cameo in The Muppets, since that movie was totally snubbed as well.
6. Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men)
After all the drama with Two and a Half Men this year, we thought for sure that the Globes would want to have their say in the matter by giving Ashton Kutcher his first nomination. But then maybe it was better for them to stay out of the whole thing after all.
7. Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Two words: Ron. Swanson. Fail, Golden Globes. Epic fail.
8. Pick anyone from Modern Family—Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill—whoever is easiest
Modern Family wasn’t snubbed exactly, since the show was nominated for Best Series and both Sofia Vergara and Eric Stonestreet got nods. But the rest of the crew are equally deserving, and we would have loved to have seen Ed O’Neill, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on that list too.
9. Glenn Close (Damages)
Sure, Glenn Close was nominated for her role in the film Albert Nobbs, and she might just win, but how can you leave her out of the Best Drama race for Damages? It would be one thing if the other nominees were all stellar, but really, Globes? Callie Thorne for Necessary Roughness?
10. Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Michael C. Hall has already won once for Dexter, and we were sure that he was going to be nominated again. Instead he was left off the list for Jeremy Irons in The Borgias and Kelsey Grammer in Boss. Show of hands: Who here watches those shows? Enough said.
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