Golden Globe Nominations Snubs & Surprises: ‘This Is Us,’ ‘First Man,’ ‘The Conners’ & Hugh Jackman Left Out

Christmas came a little early for some of Hollywood’s finest this morning as the nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globes were announced by Terry Crews, Leslie Mann, Christian Slater and Danai Gurira.

For the likes of Vice, A Star Is Born, Sacha Baron Cohen, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Killing Eve, there are some nice shiny presents under the awards season tree waiting to be opened when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s shindig takes place live and hopefully well liquored up on NBC on January 6. However, for others like This Is Us and First Man, it was not such a good start to the day.

Take a look at the names and titles that were significantly snubbed by the HFPA members today.

The Conners – The Roseanne spinoff couldn’t replicate the Golden Globes love the mothership drew in for its original run. With all the blast radius from the crash and burn of Roseanne herself, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf seem to have been burned too, at least in terms of nominations.

Emma Stone – Sure, the Oscar winner got a nomination for The Favorite film today but Stone pulled off a crazy good tour de force in Netflix’s Maniac also.Yet, oddly the actor and the Cary Joji Fukunaga directed show were shunned in the TV categories.

First Man – Claire Foy picked up a Support Role nom but beside that and an original score nod, the critically praised Damien Chazelle directed Neil Armstrong pic couldn’t make even a small step for its helmer, itself or star Ryan Gosling.

Chadwick Boseman  & Michael B Jordan – Black Panther was one of the biggest and best reviewed films of the year and was right there in Best Motion Picture – Drama category but the king of Wakanda and his throne usurping Killmonger cousin were royally left with nothing. That’s not very super.

This Is Us – A regular the past two years and a winner with Sterling K. Brown last year, this just wasn’t the year for the NBC blockbuster. This is a real surprise & snub. WTF HFPA?

Women Movie Directors – Lot of talent in the Best Director – Motion Picture category this year for sure. But for an industry seeking more equity and to be more inclusive, was all of it really male-only?

Cold War – The Paweł Pawlikowski helmed film was in competition at Cannes and is Poland’s entry for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars but received a chilly reception this morning

Atlanta – Donald Glover snagged a nomination but the second season of the Emmy winning FX series itself wasn’t a place the HFPA wanted to visit this year.

Hereditary – The Toni Collette led flick had big box office and big praise but the Ari Aster directed film couldn’t scare up a nomination.

The Hate U Give – No love for the powerful pic

Patrick Melrose – Benedict Cumberbatch scored a nom but the drug drenched five-parter series from Showtime was left cold turkey in the limited series or TV movie category.

A Quiet Place – Besides a Best Original Score nom, not a sound was made for the John Krasinski directed post-apocalyptic horror flick

Hugh Jackman – The Front Runner frontman campaigned hard but ended up pulling off a Gary Hart for real: he didn’t get the nomination.

Murphy Brown – Breaking news for the Candice Bergen led CBS revival, the HFPA gave you three wins in the past and another nomination for two-time past winner Bergen today but the Diane English created journalism sitcom had no Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy scoops today.

Issa Rae – The Insecure co-creator and star didn’t get her third Globes nomination this morning, which can’t feel good.

First Reformed – The Ethan Hawke led religious drama from Paul Schrader has had its prayers answered by the AFI and the National Board of Review and has been praised with four Indie Spirit Awards. However, he HFPA refused to sing in the film’s choir.

Robin Wright – the House of Cards fell down for the show and especially the past game changing Golden Globe winner who was widely expected to receive a nomination for her role as the first female POTUS on the last season of the Netflix series.

Better Call Saul – the AMC series clearly didn’t get the call on Thursday.

Sam Elliott – The actor took a punch from a drunk Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) in a Star Is Born but overlooked today for his role as the big brother and manager to the singer, Elliot took a real hit today.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Past Best Actress winner Elisabeth Moss was given a nomination for the second season of Hulu’s acclaimed dystopian drama, as was Yvonne Strahovski in the supporting category but the past Best Drama winner itself was locked out

Evan Rachel Wood – leading the robot revolution at the Westworld theme park turns out not to resonate that much with the 90 members of the HFPA.

Black-ish – Two years ago Trace Ellis Ross won for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy. This year not so much-ish for Ross or the Kenya Barris created ABC sitcom

Yellowstone – no ride on the Globes noms range for the very well watched Paramount Network drama or its star Kevin Costner


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