Did you ever have a nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’ve left the house, feeling as if you’ve forgotten something, only to get two blocks away, and sure enough, you have? I have a feeling the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the affiliate behind the Golden Globes — is experiencing something like that today. It seems as if the affiliates behind the Golden Globe Awards forgot about some massively talented individuals and casts.
The red carpet is being rolled out, the nominees have been announced, and everyone is heavily anticipating tonight’s 68th annual Golden Globe Awards. With over 25 categories to award, the Golden Globes is expected to be a night of allure and excitement. In most of the categories, it appears the nominations are warranted. With so many talented actors, actresses and directors, not to mention fantastic movies and television shows that delighted us through the year, it’s easy to see how some could fall through the cracks. Every year it happens: A heavy-hitting favorite (or favorites!) get left off the nominee list. Read on for three of this year’s biggest snubs.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is one major omission from the nominees for Best Movie/Drama. This movie was captivating, beautiful, and epic. The director of this movie had the tremendous job responsibility to create an amazing motion picture that did not disappoint the millions of fans of the series. Directed by David Yates, the movie upheld the integrity of the first half of J.K. Rowling’s massive book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. What I also seen as a huge slight was that Emma Watson was not listed for any nominations. Her portrayal of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was nothing short of amazing. A possible indication of why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was not mentioned can be discovered by reviewing nominees of previous years. The Harry Potter series has been vastly ignored by the Golden Globes.
Another huge surprise is the omission of ‘True Grit’ from the nominee ballot. ‘True Grit’ was expected to be one of the nominees for the category of Best Movie/Drama, but alas, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not agree. Boasting an amazing cast with Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and new comer Hailee Steinfield among others, offered great performances and was brilliantly directed by the Coen Brothers. One reason why ‘True Grit’ may have been snubbed can be ascertained by looking at past results of Western films at the Golden Globes. Western films rarely perform well at the Golden Globes, which is a pity for ‘True Grit’ because this was a movie that truly stood out from other Western films.
Leonardo Di Caprio
How is it possible that Leonardo Di Caprio was not on the list of nominees for a Golden Globe Award? The star of “Inception” and ‘Shutter Island’ was shockingly absent from the nominee ballots. Offering outstanding performances in both movies, this is definitely an unexpected snub! With all the wonderful performances Leonardo Di Caprio has provided, it is very surprising that he has only won a Golden Globe once. Leonardo Di Caprio won a Golden Globe for his performance in 2004’s ‘The Aviator’.
The Golden Globe Awards air tonight on NBC, at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time, 5 PM Pacific Time.