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The 2018 Golden Glob nominations were announced on Monday and among the many shoe-ins and usual suspects were some serious upsets and players that came out of left field. Here are the biggest snubs and surprises this season.
“The Big Sick” – Snub Kumail Nanjiani’s warm-hearted yet heart-breaking film, “The Big Sick,” was completely snubbed in this year’s nominations, although it had potential to be nominated in several categories including Best Comedy, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. The film stole critics’ and fans’ hearts, yet the HFPA decided to leave it out.
“Boss Baby” – Surprise
Alec Baldwin’s “The Boss Baby” got a surprise nomination in the animated feature category, beating out fierce competitors like “Despicable Me 2” and “The LEGO Batman Movie.”
Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me By Your Name” – Snub
Much ink has been spilled over this sumptuous Italian gay romance from Sony Pictures Classics. Some people say Best Supporting Actor Globes nominee Armie Hammer is too old for Best Actor nominee Timothee Chalamet. Some say the film is not gay enough, or the parents are too supportive. But pretty much everyone agrees Guadagnino delivered a dazzling and transcendent love story. If only there were Golden Globe nominations for dancing gifs.
Denzel Washington — Surprise
Proving yet again how much the Globes care about star power, Washington was nominated for his performance in “Roman J. Israel, Esq,” despite mixed reviews for the film. Maybe this is the start of something.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — Surprise
This Amazon original series from Amy Sherman-Palladino has definitely been a treat for fans and critics hoping to see something new and different from the “Gilmore Girls” showrunner. But being ranked among “Black-ish,” ” “Master of None,” “SMILF” and the returned “Will & Grace” for top TV comedy/musical is a pretty big shock for a brand-new series.