Golden Globe Nominations- Surprises and Snubs

By  December 23, 2011

The Golden Globe nominations came out this past week and they said what everyone was thinking: The Artist, The Descendants or The Help is coming out with the most wins this awards season. Here are nominations from Best Drama and Comedy motion pictures:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
1. The Descendants
2. The Help
3. Hugo
4. The Ides of March
5. Moneyball
6. War Horse

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
1.50/50
2. The Artist
3. Bridesmaids
4. Midnight in Paris
5. My Week with Marilyn

The interesting addition is My Week with Marilyn as a comedy rather than a drama. And while some of the films were not expected to make the cut (i.e. The Ides of March), the snubs are most shocking. Brilliant films like Shame and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo were the most noticeably absent. The acting categories also provided some interesting insights into possible Oscar nominations. Check out the list here.

But the Golden Globes doesn’t award just movies. The television nominations proved to be just as surprising (and maybe even more so) than the movie nods. Here are the shows up for Best Drama and Best Comedy series:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
1. American Horror Story (FX)
2. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
3. Boss (STARZ)
4. Game Of Thrones (HBO)
5. Homeland (SHOWTIME)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
1. Enlightened (HBO)
2. Episodes (SHOWTIME)
3. Glee (FOX)
4. Modern Family (ABC)
5. New Girl (FOX)

The biggest surprise probably goes to the addition of so many new shows on the two lists while the Hollywood Foreign Press Association blindly forgot about some brilliant old shows like Parks and Recreation, Community, and Louie for comedy and Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead and Fringe for drama. The most glaring omission however, comes from the lack of Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton for Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series for their stellar and consistent work on the now finished Friday Night Lights. Chandler won the Emmy for his performance in the fifth and final season and now would have been the perfect time to reward the show for an amazing run.

So who else should have (or should not have) made the list? Don’t forget to tune in to the Globes on January 15th on NBC.