Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Anna Paquin and Matt Damon all woke up to twice the Golden Globes good news – each earning two nominations – but not everyone was celebrating Tuesday morning. Access Hollywood runs down the biggest Globes snubs and surprises.
Lee Daniels might have directed arguably the most powerful film of 2009, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” but he was left out of the race for Best Director – making him the only director whose film was nominated for Best Picture – Drama not to receive a nomination. His two leading ladies, Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’ Nique, did receive honors for their work though
The cast of “The Hangover” was also snubbed by the Globes. Their hilarious comedy might have received a nomination for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical, but stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis didn’t get a congratulatory phone call this morning.
Some other comedy actors not laughing are Zooey Deschanel, who was not recognized for her work in “(500) Days Of Summer” (her co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt did earn a nod) and Ryan Reynolds, who didn’t get any love for his work in “The Proposal,” (co-star Sandra Bullock got one of her two nods for this comedy hit).
“District 9,” which won over critics and audiences this summer, only received a nomination for Best Screenplay – many were hoping to see the South African sci-fi film earn a Best Picture nomination.
In other sci-fi snubs, Trekkies/Trekkers, our very own Scott “Movie” Mantz and sci-fi fan boys everywhere were hoping that J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” remake would also earn a nomination, but don’t expect to the Vulcan sign to be flashed from the stage at this year’s awards show.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the morning was a nomination for Julia Roberts, who starred in the box-office flop, “Duplicity.” Really?! Who even saw this movie?
The Globes also dished out its fair share of small screen snubs too.
Amy Poehler – whose NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” hit an amazing stride in its second season, failed to earn any nominations. Jim Parsons was passed over for his hilarious work on CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” as was Mary-Louise Parker for her stellar work in Showtime’s “Weeds”
The once critical and audience darling, “Desperate Housewives” will be a complete no-show at this year’s Globes, not receiving a single nomination. Also conspicuously missing from this year’s Best Television Series – Drama, ABC’s “Lost,” FOX’s “24” AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and FX’s “Damages” and “Sons of Anarchy.”