The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday morning. The announcement came from Hollywood darling Zoe Saldana, and with all awards, there were some shares of snubs and shocks. Ellen Killoran weighed in on some of the biggest categories and shared who she wanted to see walk away with a Globe.
Some of the biggest snubs for the small screen include the hugely popular "Mad Men" and "Homeland," both of which failed to get a nod from The Hollywood Press Association. AMC’s "Mad Men" has gained cult-like status with its viewers, and John Hamm was nominated last year for his acting, but the show did not get a look in at all.
The winner of the best drama series for the past two years, "Homeland," got nothing either, in one of the most shocking snubs of the season. Other notable snubs include the third season of HBO’s "Game of Thrones."
Claire Danes, Damien Lewis and Mandy Patinkin were not nominated, and neither was Anna Gunn, who has been critically acclaimed for her role as Skylar White on "Breaking Bad," for which she won an Emmy.
In an interesting twist of award season fate, some of these snubs were in fact recognized in the SAG Award nominations. "Breaking Bad" walked away with three nominations, including Anna Gunn. "Homeland," "Game of Thrones" and "Breaking Bad" were all nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
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One of the other major snubs, hot on everyone’s lips, is Oprah Winfrey for her performance in "The Butler." But Ellen was quick to assure that this doesn’t mean she won’t get a nod at the Oscars for her performance.
One of the biggest pictures of the year, “12 years a Slave” is leading the pack along with “American Hustle.” Both pictures have been given seven nominations each. Ellen Killoran weighs in on the snubs, predictions and who she thinks will walk away as the big winners of the Award Season.
With the nominations out for both the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes, what can we expect from the Oscar nominations in January? Are these nominations going to tell us anything about the industry’s night of nights, The Academy Awards?