Golden Globes: Who got snubbed?

155519__ck_lI know, you can’t give an award to everybody, but some of this morning’s Golden Globes snubs seem just baffling to me. To Mike Slezak’s list of unfairly dissed shows and performers posted this morning, I’d add the following: No West Wing (enjoying a revitalized season), Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, or Six Feet Under (which went out with a bang)? Kudos to Lost, but where’s Terry O’Quinn’s nomination?

On the movie front, how does Munich get Best Director and Best Screenplay but not Best Picture? (Judging by the discussions at Sunday’s Boston Society of Film Critics confab, there’s a lot more critical support for this movie than has emerged so far in awards lists.) Where’s King Kong, The Upside of Anger‘s Joan Allen, Junebug‘s Amy Adams, and Oliver Platt (who steals both Ice Harvest and Casanova as a supporting actor)?

How does an art-house mediocrity like Mrs. Henderson Presents get nominated for Best Comedy while Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old Virgin get bupkes? (Don’t tell me it’s because Mrs. Henderson — a movie bearing Harvey Weinstein’s imprint and starring Dame Judi Dench — has a better pedigree, since it also has more deliberately gratuitous female nudity than Wedding Crashers and Virgin combined.)

Speaking of Virgin, Mike S. has already noted that Catherine Keener (above, in Capote) got snubbed in the supporting category for Capote, but the Globe voters also missed opportunities to nominate her as supporting actress for her stellar work in Virgin, The Interpreter, and The Ballad of Jack & Rose. Note to Keener: To get noticed next year, maybe you should try playing a gay cowgirl, a transsexual, a disturbed math genius, or a geisha.

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  • mike

    Jake, Jake, Jake. His studio should have campaigned for a supprting nom. or something for Brokeback. And did they not see Jarhead?

  • Nancy

    I’m with you, Gary Susman, about the lack of recognition for Gilmore Girls. Why is that? I don’t get it. Every actor on that show is terrific, down to the guys in Lane’s band. The writing is crisp and the dialogue is snappy. The stories are interesting. It can’t be that it’s a female-skewing show, because so are Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Commander in Chief, Medium and a ton of shows that have been or are being recognized. I thought last season was good, but this season, following Rory’s and Lorelei’s estrangement and reconciliation has been even better. I just hope that some Emmy voter (I don’t know how the system works) watches the show some evening, gets hooked and makes up for lost time in September. I’ll cross my fingers but I won’t hold my breath!

  • V.M.L.

    Why do people keep ignoring poor little Jake Gyllenhaal?

  • PN

    Agree…..Agree……Agree 100%, although i have not seen some of the movies nominated, it seems like “The 40 year old virgin” was perfectly tailor made for the “Best musical or comedy category” yet no where to be seen or heard in the nomination. And Thank you so much ,Gary, for mentioning “Six feet Under” being snubbed so badly, the last episode was probably one the greatest and original endings in TV history. Also Lost, Terry O’ Quinn always a fav to see in any episode. Who knows what some of those HFP F***ers were thinking.

  • GOB

    You have to be kidding when you say The West Wing deserves more recognition. PUH-LEASE. Just because it’s better this year than the past few years of awfulness doesn’t make it worthy of awards.

  • Mike in Moncton

    I agree that the final “Six Feet Under” episode goes down as one of the most memorable closers for a series EVER. I would argue that it is THE best. The only other series closer that I can think of that compares is “Star Trek TNG”.

  • shakkahop

    I just want to applaude the author of this article. Well said.

  • Miles

    Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars is one of the Best Actresses in Television, and Jake Gyllenhal was the heart of Brokeback Mountain, Gilmore Girls is a classic televisions series, and Catherine Keener is the best actress working right now, King Kong will dominate the Oscars. These are all things we know are fact. There’s also another fact, The Golden Globes are pretty insignificant awards. Yes, it’s nice that actors get recognized, don’t get me wrong, I applaud them all. But it’s like serving an appetizer of cheese on crackers before bringing on the filet mignon. Can’t we do without these little awards show and move straight to the superbowl of movies… bring on the Oscars!

  • fat boy

    Don’t worry about Jake. His time is definitely coming. Both of those wacky Gylenhalls are amazingly talented and will get their fair share of recognition. Mark my words.

  • d johnson

    i was hoping it’d be getting a little more attention this awards season….

  • J.J.

    Um, hate to contribute to the broken record, but where the f*ck is Arrested Development? Is Charlie Sheen doing better work than Jason Bateman?

  • Jenny

    I think hands down the best actor of our generation is Christian Bale, who never gets recognized for his great roles. Once again that happens this year, and why! Batman Begins deserves soemthing if not best actor. This movie was well written and directed, best acting on Bales behalf….and supporting him would be Caine and Neeson. I hate when people think that boring drama movies are the only movies that are allowed to be nominated. But movies that people actually like, they never get recognized by the globes or oscars. BALE is the best actor and Batman Begins was the best movie this year.

  • jose

    dude!! CRASH should have gottennominatred for best drama.

  • Ryan

    JOAN ALLEN was superb in THE UPSIDE OF ANGER. Her performance was virtually flawless, as she truly conveyed the emotions and gestures of a suffering alcohilic.
    However, I strongly deny that her lack of a Golden Globe nomination forshadowes a lack of an Oscar. In the early nineties for example, Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for My Cousin Vinny but wasn’t even nominated for a Golden Globe.

  • Tom

    Does anyone have any idea why Jake wasn’t even there at the golden globes. And then, no one even mentioned that he wasn’t there, maybe that’s worse

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