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The 2020 Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday night, with a list of winners ranging from the woefully expected to the pleasantly surprising. Click through for TheWrap’s list of biggest surprises and see the full rundown of winners here.
Snub: The final season of “Game of Thrones” had just one shot at winning a statue at the 2020 Golden Globes: Kit Harington. The Jon Snow actor was the only “GoT” cast member nominated for an award — and the show didn’t snag a nod in any other category — so when he lost Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama to “Succession” lead Brian Cox, the eighth and final season lost, too. Welp, either way it was a win for HBO. Cue “Succession” theme song.
Snub: Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician,” his first series for Netflix, was nominated in two categories at this year’s Globes: Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, a nod for star Ben Platt. But the political satire lost both campaigns.
Surprise: Ramy Youssef took home the award for best actor in a comedy series for his self-titled Hulu series, besting “Living With Yourself” star Paul Rudd, frontrunner Bill Hader, last year’s winner Michael Douglas and “The Politician” himself Ben Platt.
Snub: “Toy Story 4” capped off a beloved Pixar franchise, following on the Golden Globes’ best animated feature of 2010, “Toy Story 3.” But despite Pixar and the “Toy Story” franchise’s excellent awards track record, the HFPA opted to award Laika’s gentleman bigfoot movie “Missing Link” instead.
Surprise: “Missing Link” was the only non-sequel in a category full of animated heavyweights, but the stop-motion adventure still came out on top over Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” remake and three sequels to past winners, “Frozen II,” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Toy Story 4.”
Surprise: This year’s Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category included Meryl Streep for her performance in Season 2 of “Big Little Lies.” So there was no shot in hell anyone was winning but Meryl Streep. And then Patricia Arquette got the statue for her part in Hulu’s “The Act” — proving it isn’t impossible to beat Meryl Streep.
Snub: “Hustlers” star Jennifer Lopez gave one of the year’s buzziest performances in Lorene Scafaria’s crime drama — she learned to pole dance! — but it still wasn’t enough to come out ahead of perennial Globes darling Laura Dern and her role as a fearsome divorce attorney in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.”
Snub: Apple’s recently launched streaming service Apple TV+ got its first-ever Golden Globe nominations thanks to “The Morning Show.” But the honor of just being nominated will have to be enough for the drama and its stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as the show was completely shut out from any wins.