The Golden Globes is a glorious celebration of the best that Hollywood has to offer in both film and TV. Yet, as is always inevitable with awards shows, there were some major Golden Globes snubs and surprises when the nominees for 2019 were announced on Dec. 6. With categories for both drama and comedy, many shows, movies, and actors got the recognition they deserved — like Lady Gaga being nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for A Star Is Born and the love for Sharp Objects. But that didn't stop there from being some outrage over other worthy projects and performances that were overlooked.
The 2019 Golden Globes will air on Jan. 6, exactly one month after the nominations were announced. Along with the nominations, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recently revealed that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will be hosting the first major awards ceremony of the season. Like with its choice of hosts — since Oh is the first Asian person to ever host a major American awards ceremony — the 2019 Golden Globes represent more diversity than in previous years. Usually, only the TV categories are inclusive, but the film industry saw some strides with movies like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and If Beale Street Could Talk being recognized by the Globes with nominations.
Even so, no awards show will ever get the nominations 100 percent right. And these snubs for the 2019 Golden Globes prove just that.
A Screenplay Wasn't Born
A Star Is Born earned nominations for acting, directing, and Best Motion Picture — Drama, but the screenplay was absent. Though, to be fair, it might have something to do with the fact that Bradley Cooper's version is the fourth take on the story.
The Globes Were Scared Of 'Haunting Of Hill House,' Too
Apparently, The Haunting of Hill House scared the HFPA members so much that they forgot to nominate it for any of the TV drama categories.
Ethan Hawke For 'First Reformed' Was Missing
Ethan Hawke's performance in First Reformed has been raved about, but it wasn't recognized by the Globes, which could diminish his chances at the Oscars.
No Directing Nom For Ryan Coogler
Fans are celebrating that Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture — Drama, but were disappointed that Ryan Coogler was left out of the director category.
There's A 'Beautiful Boy,' But No Beautiful Dad
Timothée Chalamet got a nod for Beautiful Boy, but Steve Carell was left out. Some people were upset that none of Carell's 2018 film performances, including in Welcome to Marwen and Vice, were recognized. And Beautiful Boy also didn't get a Best Picture — Drama nom.
'Eighth Grade' Didn't Get A Best Pic Nom
Elsie Fisher was nominated for Best Actress in a comedy or musical movie for her performance in Eighth Grade, which has people excited, but they wish the movie was also recognized.
No Future For 'Westworld'
Rightfully, Thandie Newton was nominated for her performance as Maeve on HBO's sci-fi series, but Westworld didn't get the drama series nom like it had for its Season 1.
'Mary Queen Of Scots' Was Royally Ignored
The historical drama starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie seemed like a shoo-in for some Globes nominations, but didn't receive any.
Eliza Scanlen Should've Been Nominated With Her Onscreen Mom
There were so many phenomenal performances in Sharp Objects and Patricia Clarkson and Amy Adams were nominated. But missing from Best Supporting Actress in a TV series was breakout star Eliza Scanlen. Amma would not be pleased.
Those Pesky TV Supporting Actress & Actor Categories
Actually, the supporting actress category for TV is so stacked that another performance missing was Jodie Comer's in Killing Eve. (The supporting actor category was also tough with Brian Tyree Henry of Atlanta being left out.) Hopefully, Comer's costar Oh being nominated and hosting will make up for it.
Toni Collette Was Just Too Haunted
With the exception of 2018's Get Out, supernatural and horror films are usually a tough sell during awards season, which may help explain why Toni Collette's performance in Hereditary was missing from the nominations.
Best Screenplay, But No Director For Barry Jenkins
The 2017 director nominee for Moonlight is nominated again for his screenplay for If Beale Street Could Talk. Yet, while the film is also up for Best Motion Picture — Drama, he didn't get that director nom.
Claire Underwood's Reign Has Officially Ended
Robin Wright has won the Globe for her House of Cards role of Claire Underwood before. But while the Netflix series has been nominated on and off throughout its six season run, Wright and the show got no recognition for its Kevin Spacey-less last hurrah.
Here We Go Again ...
And last, but not least, how could the HFPA not acknowledge the Mamma Mia sequel?! Just kidding. But people were still having a good time joking about its omission.
While there was plenty to praise about the 2019 Globes nominations, these snubs show that many people's favorite projects and performances were left out. But that doesn't mean it will be any less fun to see who wins out of the people who were actually nominated come Jan. 6.