The Hollywood Foreign Press Association showered awards praise on biopic/dramedy Vice, about US vice president Dick Cheney, which received six Golden Globe nominations on Thursday.
But it was a bad morning for everyone named Ryan (Gosling, Coogler and Reynolds) at the 76th annual awards show, which reveals its winners on January 6.
These were the most notable snubs: Ryan Gosling lost out on a nomination as astronaut Neil Armstrong in First Man – also overlooked for best drama). Ryan Coogler was passed over as the director of Black Panther (nominated for best drama). And Ryan Reynolds, who earned nominations for best actor and best movie for 2016’s Deadpool, was shut out for Deadpool 2.
And Kiwi Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, tipped for Oscar glory has not passed the first hurdle, with both her performance and film Leave No Trace overlooked by the awards loong considered a proving ground for the Oscars race.
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Other snubs include:
This Is Us. The NBC drama was completely shut out, including from the best drama category. Previous acting nominees Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K Brown (who made history last year as the first African-American to win best actor in a TV drama series) all went missing.
Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan. Black Panther cruised into the best drama nomination without lead actor Chadwick Boseman, T’Challa himself, earning a best actor spot. Michael B. Jordan, as villainous Erik Killmonger, was also denied a best supporting actor nomination.
Clint Eastwood. The 88-year-old film legend’s latest drama, The Mule – his first lead role since 2012’s Trouble With the Curve – was stubbornly denied in all categories, including best actor.
The Grinch. The animated film version of the Dr. Seuss classic, with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Christmas-hating creep, has been a moviegoing favorite this holiday season. But it missed out on an animated movie nomination.
Atlanta. The FX series, created and starring Donald Glover, took best comedy at the Golden Globes last year, but failed to earn that nomination in 2018. Glover was nominated for best actor in a comedy, an award he won last year.
A Quiet Place. Director and star John Krasinski’s box-office hit (US$330 million worldwide in box office), his first starring collaboration with wife Emily Blunt, has received the kind of rare critical raves for a horror film to warrant awards recognition (with an impressive 95 per cent critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes). The film was nominated for movie of the year at the People’s Choice Awards, but scratched out only a best original score nomination.
Widows. With an all-star cast (including Viola Davis and Liam Neeson), Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen’s heist-drama seems poised for awards glory. But it received nothing at the Golden Globes, not even for best actress for Davis.
The songs of Mary Poppins Returns. Emily Blunt (as Mary Poppins) and Lin-Manuel Miranda scored in the major acting categories, and the movie was nominated for best comedy or musical. Though Marc Shaiman’s score earned a nomination, none of the songs in the musical, including The Place Where Lost Things Go, were recognised.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. With both A Star As Born and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody moved to the drama section, there was room for another actual musical to move into the best comedy or musical category. Ten years ago, the original Mamma Mia! took two nominations, for best comedy or musical, and best actress for Meryl Streep. But the sequel was shut out in 2018.
Amandla Stenberg. (The Hate U Give): Stenberg has earned raves for performance in the timely drama as student Starr Carter, who witnesses the fatal police shooting of her childhood best friend. The drama was shut out.
Hugh Jackman. Given that Jackman nabbed a best actor nomination last year for The Greatest Showman, it would have seemed that the beloved Aussie actor could ride into this year’s awards with a nomination for his serious political drama The Front Runner, playing Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart. But he did not.
Meryl Streep. Sure, Streep has a smaller role as Donna in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! than she did in 2008’s first film, which earned her a best actress nomination. And Streep has one memorable scene in Mary Poppins Returns. But this is three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, who has won eight Golden Globes. Any time she’s overlooked, it’s a snub.
The full list of nominations is here:
Best Motion Picture – Drama
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman – Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike – A Private War
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Lucas Hedges – Boy Erased
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Best Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyCrazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale – Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Robert Redford – The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly – Stan & Ollie
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Best Motion Picture – Animated
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Never Look Away
Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice
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