The 2018 Golden Globe snubs included acclaimed comic book films like Logan and Wonder Woman, as well as the rom-com The Big Sick. Meanwhile, on the television side of things, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival only landed a single nomination and found itself left off the list of best series nominees.
The Golden Globes long have been more genre-film friendly than the Oscars, thanks to the split drama and musical/comedy categories. That proved the case again this year, with Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out snagging its expected Best Picture Musical/Comedy nod. Minor controversy of course erupted when the Globes said they would categorize the deadly serious Get Out as a comedy. The director himself first expressed dismay at the move, then later said he didn’t care one way or the other.
Though Jordan Peele’s Get Out received its Best Picture nod from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Peele himself received a snub as Best Director. Patty Jenkins also had received some steam as a possible Best Director contender for Wonder Woman but the Golden Globes didn’t see it that way. After garnering some awards buzz, the R-rated superhero movie Logan seems to have fizzled, with no love from the Globes. There’s still a chance for Wonder Woman or Logan to get a Best Picture Oscar nod but prospects are looking bleaker. Logan star Hugh Jackman did receive a Best Actor nod, but for his work on The Greatest Showman.
On the comedy side, this summer’s sleeper hit The Big Sick was the biggest Golden Globes snub. The movie’s script by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon received no Globes love despite being widely praised. Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird received its expected Best Picture (Comedy) and pair of acting nominations (Saoirse Ronan for Best Actress and Laurie Metcalf for Best Supporting Actress). However, Gerwig herself received a snub as Best Director, though she did snag a nomination for her script.
Criticism may be coming the Globes’ way for some of their choices, especially in the Best Director category. In a year which saw female directors like Gerwig and Jenkins breaking out, the Globes nominated five men. Puzzlingly, the Globes gave a director nod to Ridley Scott for All the Money in the World over Gerwig or Jenkins (or Jordan Peele for that matter). Scott did yeoman work bringing the movie together quickly after dumping Kevin Spacey and reshooting scenes with Christopher Plummer. Still, there had been no buzz about the film before its surprise Globes nods.
On the TV side, Twin Peaks received a snub in the Best Drama category despite tons of critical praise. The revival’s only nomination came for Kyle MacLachlan for Best Actor in a Limited Series. HBO’s acclaimed comedy Veep also received a snub from the Globes, as did its Emmy-darling star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The Golden Globes winners will be announced on NBC on January 7th, 2018, with Seth Meyers serving as host.
Source: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association
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