The Golden Globes nominations have arrived, and overall we’re pretty happy with those honored. Much love was given to Call Me By Your Name, including for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Timotheé Chalamet and Armie Hammer, respectively. The Shape of Water sits at the front of the pack with 7 nominations, and Big Little Lies follows with 6, including Best Actress noms for both Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
There were, however, several shocking snubs of fan favorite potential contenders, especially suprising since the Golden Globes typically cater more toward public opinion and media buzz than other awards shows. Below, we highlight the five biggest snubs of the season thus far.
The 75th Annual Golden Globes take place on January 7 and are hosted by Seth Meyers.
1. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Seeing as Lady Bird is perhaps ours, and many critics’, favorite film of the year, currently sitting at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s a true shocker that Gerwig did not receive a highly-deserved Best Director nomination. Sadly, we instead see five men nominated. Hardly anything new in the highly mysoginistic category, but still, we’d thought maybe more progress had been made.
2. Jordan Peele, Get Out
Similarly to Gerwig’s snub, Jordan Peele was also shut out of the Best Director category for Get Out, even though the film is superbly refined in its vision, not to mention a worldwide box office of over $252 million.
3. Tiffany Hadish, Girls Trip
Tiffany Hadish far and away stole the show in this summer’s mega blockbuster Girls Trip. She even earned Critics’ Choice nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy for her part as Dina. We expected the Golden Globes to be eager to continue lauding Hadish with praise. But, sadly, it’s not to be.
4. Best Screenplay, Get Out
As a frontrunner nominee for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars, Get Out has already racked up 9 Best Screenplay nominations, and won the honor just recently at the Gotham Awards in New York City. So why was it shut out of Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes, while the far less-discussed film Molly’s Game was able to secure a spot?
5. Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name
We hate to complain—Call Me By Your Name is certainly getting its due praise this season. But at the Golden Globes, that praise stopped short of a Best Director nom for the openly gay Guadagnino, instead continuing to champion the long lineage of straight nominees. It’s shocking, really, since perhaps the greatest strength of the film is its direction and stunning visual impact.