The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and film fans have a lot to be happy with. This has been a truly fantastic year for movies, and many of those great titles earned recognition from The Hollywood Foreign Press. That being said, every announcement like this comes loaded with a good group of snubs that can easily be identified, and 2016 turns out to be no different.
So which movies, filmmakers and actors didn't quite get the recognition that they deserved at this year's Golden Globe nominations? You can read our selections below and on the next couple of pages, but be sure to hit the comments section with your thoughts on this year's awards season!
Since 2006, when the Best Animated Feature Film category was created at the Golden Globes, Pixar has won a total of seven times. If you're doing the math, that means they've only lost three times. Well, sadly the animation studio won't even have the chance to compete this year, as Finding Dory is not listed amongst the titles nominated. Considering that the blockbuster was loved by critics and was one of the biggest movies at the box office in 2016, this is obviously a very big surprise, with Kubo And the Two Strings, Moana, My Life As A Zucchini, Sing, and Zootopia taking over all the slots.
Martin Scorsese is easily one of the greatest directors of all time, and his work generally gets a good amount of love from various awards organizations, but apparently Silence just didn't make the cut with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this year. There's no denying that it's a crowded field this year -- particularly when it comes to drama -- but it's still surprising to see the Golden Globes give no love to Scorsese's latest, despite showing the filmmaker's work plenty of acknowledgement in the past (in the Best Director category alone he's won an impressive three times, and he's also taken home the Cecil B. DeMille Award).
Nocturnal Animals wound up doing quite well at the Golden Globe nominations this morning, with Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor recognition -- but it's that last one that has us just a bit stunned. While Jake Gyllenhaal has earned nominations twice in the past -- for Love and Other Drugs and Nightcrawler - his turn in Tom Ford's dark drama was overlooked this year in favor of the villainous performance from his co-star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (who got his first nod). It will be interesting to see if we see this happen once again when it comes time for the Academy Award nods, but it's definitely a surprise this morning.
A Monster Calls
J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls had audiences weeping when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival a few months back, but it seems that the heavy drama wasn't quite able to touch the hearts of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. While the movie has spent months being seen as a serious contender during awards season, it is a pretty significant shock to see that it didn't manage to pick up a single nomination at the Golden Globes. Again, it's a big year for drama, and it's hard to say that any of the movies up for appropriate categories don't deserve to be there -- but it is still surprising to see A Monster Calls walk away with nothing.