Golden Globe Nominations 2015: Who Was SNUBBED? See List Here!
The 72nd annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning, bringing new twists to the 2015 awards season. Sure, there were the usual suspects (“Downton Abbey,” Claire Danes), the expected ones (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Theory of Everything), and even some pleasant surprises (“Transparent,” “Jane the Virgin”). But the nominations for 25 different categories came with a surprising number of snubs by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Among the biggest may be Angelina Jolie and Unbroken. While the film has yet to hit theaters, it’s been considered an awards contender for months, and included in predictions for both Best Director and Best Picture. But the movie didn’t score a nomination in either category here, nor did star Jack O’Connell for Best Actor, one day after it was also snubbed by the SAG Awards nominations.
Similarly left off the Golden Globes list was director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper for American Sniper, another drama that hasn’t opened yet, but has nevertheless already earned buzz and respect from critics. Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar failed to get any recognition, too. And it was a mixed bag for Gone Girl, which saw Rosamund Pike and David Fincher rewarded, but Ben Affleck and the film itself not.
On the television side, ratings and fervor for “The Walking Dead” continue to soar, but you wouldn’t known it from the nominations list, while “Veep” and “Homeland” were left out of the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories, respectively. Perhaps most surprising, though, is the absence of “Modern Family,” typically a perennial comedy nominee, along with “The Big Bang Theory.” And, bizarrely, last year’s winner “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and its star Andy Samberg were nowhere to be found. There was also no love for “Mad Men,” the final seasons of “Boardwalk Empire” and “Sons of Anarchy,” or the return of “The Comeback.”
Kerry Washington, who scored a Best Actress nod for “Scandal” last year, was absent this time around, making some wonder if Viola Davis took her place and if Hollywood is in capable of truly celebrating diversity. Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” also failed to make the cut this year, as did Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”). Julia Roberts (“The Normal Heart”) was ignored, as was Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”). Among the men, Emmy winner Jim Parsons didn’t receive any kudos, nor did any of the “Modern Family” guys, with both shows being completely shut out. And while Cumberbatch was recognized for The Imitation Game, his work in “Sherlock” apparently went unnoticed.
And this is by no means a complete list of snubs, either. Tell us: Who do YOU think is missing from this year’s Golden Globes nominations?