Who Got Snubbed for a Golden Globe?

by Kadeen Griffiths

I love the fresh scent of awards season in the morning. No, I'm not talking about one of the big four that make up the elusive EGOT acronym few actors are lucky enough to achieve. In this case, it's time for the 2015 Golden Globes to announce their nominees, which Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven did Thursday morning. And, as is always the case when there are two many people in the running for a single award, there are some people who got, well, snubbed. As excellent as film and television was in 2014, it's just a simple fact of life that even incredibly talented actors, actresses, casts, shows, and films are going to be excluded. And the 2015 nominees list is no different, beginning with the exclusion of Amy Poehler.

Poehler is a particularly glaring offense considering she and Tiny Fey will be hosting the Golden Globes ceremony in 2015, but, sadly, she was passed over for a nomination during the first round of announcements. However, she is far from the only actress who isn't in the running for an award, but certainly should be. Check out a list of some of the most surprising snubs below.

Amy Poehler

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It came as a complete surprise to me that Poehler wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe, not just for a great season of Parks and Rec but because, I mean, it's Amy Poehler. Maybe they figured that the fact that she's hosting is more than enough of an award?

Julia Roberts

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How could you possibly watch The Normal Heart and not give Roberts an award for her performance in it? How? I don't understand. Someone explain this to me.

Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington doesn't just portray Olivia Pope; she is Olivia Pope. No one can power walk quite like her when she slips on her Olivia Pope swag. However, Washington didn't receive any nominations for her great work on Scandal in 2014, and that's a travesty.

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling has absolutely been killing it on The Mindy Project, which made headlines for tackling the controversial subject of anal sex this season alone. However, she somehow seems to have been passed over for a nomination this time around, leaving me with only one question: why?!

Broad City

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I'm still trying to figure out how you could have a Best TV Comedy category and not include Broad City within it. Not only is the show hilarious, it's also smart, feminist, and wildly relevant to all of our lives.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is funnier than most of what's on television these days. However, the Golden Globes doesn't appear to think so, considering the show didn't scoop up a nomination this year.

Tatiana Maslany

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First the Emmys and now the Golden Globes? What does a clone have to do to pick up a nomination around here? Maslany portrays over six different people with the same face on Orphan Black regularly, and she has yet to be recognized for how awesome that is.

Lisa Kudrow

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Kudrow made one hell of a comeback with The Comeback and yet she didn't snag a nomination from the Golden Globes. When Kudrow hurts, I hurt. The Comeback has been critically and commercially acclaimed.

Angelina Jolie

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Despite Unbroken being what already looks like a directorial victory for Jolie, she was left off the list of nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes. Hopefully, the Oscars will make it up to her, because this was a huge shock.

The Walking Dead

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me this is an obnoxiously early April Fools' joke.

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