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Snubs and Surprises from the 74th Golden Globe Nominations!

By Freddy  /  13 Dec 2016 (Tuesday)

The nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards have just been announced. ‘La La Land’ leads the nominations with 7 mentions, followed by ‘Moonlight’ with 6. 

Singapore may not have screened all of the listed films, but you must have seen some of these, so let’s talk about the surprises and snubs.
(Scroll down to check out the full list of nominees)


Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by An Actor In A Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

It is rare for superhero films to get any major nominations, let alone two. Therefore, we were surprised that when one comes along, it is an R-rated one at that. Will this open the doors to more superhero films being nominated for the prestigious awards? We just have to wait and see.

Best Motion Picture - Animated

Image credit: Universal Pictures

If Deadpool was a pleasant surprise, this one baffles us. It’s a fun film for the kids, alright, but it does not scream (or sing) Oscar-worthy. How do they choose to include Sing but not Disney's Finding Dory? It makes more sense to us to include 'Sausage Party' or even the Illumination Entertainment’s other animated feature, the Toy Story-ish 'The Secret Life of Pets'.


Disney's Finding Dory

Image credit: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Well, speaking of Disney's Finding Dory. Disney and Pixar animated films have been award staples in any animated feature category. Disney's Finding Dory is a great entry that is well-loved by critics and deserves to be nominated.


Image credit: Paramount Pictures

This long-awaited Martin Scorsese film that took over 25 years to make, curiously did not get a nomination for the Best Director category. The star-studded cast which includes Andrew Garfield (nominated for Hacksaw Ridge), Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver did not score any acting nominations either. It would also make a strong contender for Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture - Drama. It is surprising that ‘Silence’ has zero nomination.


Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

This Clint Eastwood-directed film starring Tom Hanks in the titular role is another film that somehow has zero mention. Also a well-loved film by critics, this film is expected to get a nomination in acting (for Tom Hanks’ performance) and screenplay.

The 74th Golden Globes awards ceremony to take place on January 8th. 

What other films did you expect to see, or are surprised to see, in the nominations? Shout out below! 

The full list of nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester By the Sea

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea
Nocturnal Animals

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini 

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Original Score
Hidden Figures
La La Land

Best Original Song
“Gold,” Gold
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana
“Faith,” Sing
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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