Golden Globe nominations: Who got snubbed?

192934__oh_lOliver Stone may have an interesting subject for his next conspiracy tale: himself. The director’s 9/11 drama World Trade Center, as well as director Paul Greengrass’s United 93, were both snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a rather subdued Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, and Matthew Perry announced the nominations for 64th Annual Golden Globes this morning. Both films have been generating awards heat in the U.S., so it’s, uh, interesting that the foreign press have bypassed the political duo.

Overall, while some nods were guaranteed — seriously, folks, we might as well hand out Oscars to Helen Mirren and Forrest Whitaker now, in my opinion — others were more wonky, as were the omissions. (The two other most unsurprising nods? Annette Bening, whose hubby Warren Beatty is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement Award, and Jack Nicholson, whose daughter Lorraine is this year’s Miss Golden Globes.) Most egregious in my opinion? Denying Bill Condon a directing or writing mention for Dreamgirls, despite the film and several stars (Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, and even, yes, BeyoncĂ© — hey, the Globes like pretty people to attend their party, OK?) getting nods.

Also, I know the Golden Globes are more about the big screen than the small, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get huffy about the lack of love shown towards The Office‘s Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski, who’s currently in town directing his first feature, an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. And skipping over Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sandra Oh (pictured) after actually giving her the statue last year? Oh, fickle, fickle HFPA.

But what about you, PopWatchers? Who are your glaring omissions? And before you cite the magnificent Letters From Iwo Jima or Mel Gibson’s gorefest Apocalypto, check out the best foreign film nominations.


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  • Howard

    Alec Baldwin should have been in Supporting Actor, not lead. However, the Globes combine all the supporting actors into one category. If this is how it’s gonna be done, it’ll never be right (and the Emmy’s BSA/Comedy voters should take this to heart as well) until they at least nominate John C. McGinley for Scrubs.

  • paige

    i agree 150% with you Howard. In fact, I think Scrubs gets, well, scrubbed at EVERY award show!!!
    but my biggest rant is that Catherine O’hara did not get nominated for “For Your Consideration”… and i really expected Paul Greengrass to get nominated for United 93… well at least Oliver Stone didnt!

  • Valerie

    Eva Longoria should have been nominated over the other two ladies from Wisteria Lane… at leat Teri Hatcher wasn’t in the list !

  • step

    The complete lack of Friday Night Lights. I know it’s new, but Michael C. Hall (who is completely deserving) was nominated, why no Kyle Chandler?! He acts circles around Patrick Dempsey, even after just 10 episodes.

  • cay

    one of the most glaring snubs, imho, is Jaime Pressly for My Name is Earl

  • Auriana

    I can’t believe out of all the cast of Lost they picked Evageline Lilly. That being said I would have liked to see a supporting nom for Emma Thompson. Happy Heroes and Hugh Laurie were recognized though.

  • Paul U.

    I wanted to see Jill Clayburgh for Best Supporting Actress for Running With Scissors, personally. I thought she stole the movie right from under Annette Benning.

  • graeme

    Matt Damon!!!
    Calista Flockhart and Sally Field! (especially with Lilly making the list)
    Sandra Bullock!
    Jenna Fischer!

  • gene gene

    With all the critical acclaim this year (I guess by the Hollywood non-foreign press), it’s a shame that The Wire was ignored yet again. It was far superior to the other dramatic nominees. Unfortunately, it’s the kind of show that can not be represented by a single episode with dramatic breaks for commercials. It requires an examination of the complete series. I think it didn’t even receive a Writer’s Guild nomination either this year. Perhaps the Emmys will pick up the ball.

  • jeremiah

    Dexter should have been nominated for best drama series and My Name Is Earl for best comedy.

  • Fatima

    Let’s not get snotty about Beyonce yet please. most people haven’t even seen the performance yet. Have you Michelle Kung?
    She won’t get an Oscar nod, so I’m glad to see her get something
    Jamie Pressley needed to be nominated.

  • Karla

    Yes gene gene – THE WIRE!
    Every single actor, writer, and director on The Wire deserves multiple nominations. The Golden Globes is really lame. What, are the voters forbidden to vote for a show that didn’t pitch to them?
    What a dull awards lineup.

  • Gretchen Weiners

    Vanessa L. Williams is brill on Ugly Betty!

  • Kevin

    The stellar performance by Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” was not on this list, which is ludicrous! Intead, we have Leonardo DiCaprio twice. Really, Hollywood Foreign Press? Is that really necessary?

  • colbyfan

    Where is the fabulous Deadwood cast and nods for Best TV program for The Wire and Deadwood? Glad to see Apocalypto in the running – terrific movie all around.

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