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Golden Globe Nominations Snub Tom Hanks, 'House Of Cards,' Taraji P. Henson And More

13/12/2016 1:33 AM AEDT | Updated 30/12/2016 2:57 AM AEDT
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If you love “House of Cards” or “Sully,” this is not your morning. The Golden Globes omitted them from this year’s nominations, which were announced before daybreak in Los Angeles on Monday. We tend to call such exclusions “snubs,” and here are a handful of them. 

  • "Jackie"
    Fox Searchlight
    Like the Academy, the HFPA likes its biopics broad and inspiring. "Jackie," in which Natalie Portman plays the newly widowed Jacqueline Kennedy, is arty and alarming. Apparently being the year's most daring film isn't enough. It missed out on a Best Picture nomination and, even more surprisingly, acknowledgment for Mica Levi's note-perfect score. (At least Portman wasn't scorned.)
  • "SIlence"
    Paramount
    Anytime Martin Scorsese makes a movie, it will be tossed around as a potential awards contender. "Silence" is a tougher bargain, though: It's long, weird and, well, quiet. The Globes didn't give it a single nomination.
  • Taraji P. Henson, "Empire" and "Hidden Figures"
    Fox
    It was a double whammy for Taraji P. Henson, who was denied nominations for Fox's "Empire" and the civil-rights dramedy "Hidden Figures." The former was shut out altogether, while "Figures" netted nods for Octavia Spencer and the movie's score.
  • "Finding Dory"
    Disney
    "Finding Dory" is the year's highest-grossing movie, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't deem it worthy of a Best Animated Feature nomination.
  • Sally Field, "Hello, My Name is Doris"
    Roadside Attractions
    Sally Field's stint as a dotty hoarder who falls for a younger co-worker made a decent box-office haul in March, but she won't be adding another Globe to her collection. 
  • "Silicon Valley"
    HBO
    "Veep," "Insecure" and "Divorce" were recognized, but HBO's other signature comedy, "Silicon Valley," was not.
  • Susan Sarandon, "The Meddler"
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Susan Sarandon made a lot of Hollywood enemies this year when she refused to support Hillary Clinton, but damn, is she good in "The Meddler."
  • Kate Beckinsale, "Love & Friendship"
    Roadside Attractions
    The Golden Globes' comedy categories are made for movies like "Love & Friendship," smart jewels that won't quite hit the Oscars' radar. Why, then, did "Rules Don't Apply" star Lily Collins walk away with Kate Beckinsale's nomination?
  • "Orange Is the New Black"
    Netflix
    A two-time nominee for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy, "Orange Is the New Black" was completely shut out this year, despite enjoying the best season since the series' debut run.
  • Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
    Netflix
    The Globes honor "House of Cards" less and less every year, but Kevin Spacey did win Best Actor — Television Series (Drama) in 2015, and Robin Wright marked the show's sole nomination last year. Now? All that twangy political masterminding was kicked to the curb.
  • Tom Hanks, "Sully"
    Warner Bros
    Tom Hanks seems like a solid bet for a Best Actor nod, but Viggo Mortensen's "Captain Fantastic" work nabbed Globes recognition over Hanks' performance as heroic pilot Sully Sullenberger. We're not complaining.
  • Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
    BBC
    Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy in September, but her feat of multi-character acting on "Orphan Black" wasn't enough for the Globes.
  • "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
    Netflix
    Maybe the HFPA just doesn't care for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The Globes have now omitted the Netflix comedy two years in a row, including Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess. Hashbrown no fun.
  • Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder"
    ABC
    Viola Davis scored for her role in the movie "Fences," but her turn on the ABC soap "How to Get Away with Murder" failed to proffer a third consecutive nomination.
  • Warren Beatty, "Rules Don't Apply"
    Fox
    Lily Collins somehow managed a nomination for this messy biopic, but industry kingpin Warren Beatty lost out to ... Jonah Hill for "War Dogs"? Yeah, we don't know either.
  • Margo Martindale, "The Hollars"
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Margo Martindale was never a sure bet, but she's quite moving in "The Hollars." This won't do much to improve her second-tier stature in the Oscars' Best Supporting Actress race.
  • Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"
    Roadside Attractions
    Lucas Hedges is forging a bright career for himself, so he'll have plenty more opportunities to collect awards. Still, the breakout newbie seemed like a sure thing this year.
  • Michael Shannon, "Nocturnal Animals"
    Focus Features
    Michael Shannon was a surprise nominee for last year's "99 Homes," but this time his co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson took his "Nocturnal Animals" nomination. It's odd.
  • Anthony Hopkins, "Westworld"
    HBO
    The inaugural season of the buzz machine that is "Westworld" made off with three nods, including acknowledgements for Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood. Its other actors weren't so lucky, which seems especially glaring for six-time Globe nominee Anthony Hopkins.
  • Most of the "Game of Thrones" cast
    HBO
    Lena Headey made off with the HBO epic's only acting shout-out, leaving recent Emmy nominees Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams waiting for winter to come.
  • "Modern Family"
    ABC
    For the second consecutive year, onetime favorite "Modern Family" was completely shut out.
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