The Hollywood Foreign Press Association got so many things wrong with its nominees for the Golden Globes.
Woody Harrelson announced the nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globes this morning, and I’m a little bit devastated over some of the actors and movies that were left out. How could Melissa McCarthy‘s hilarious performance in Bridesmaids be over looked? And what’s with Ryan Gosling‘s nominations for Ides Of March AND Crazy, Stupid, Love but not Drive? Deadline’s Nikki Finke calls the Golden Globes “a completely meaningless awards show from a scandal-riddled organization on a network desperate for ratings,” and seeing these nominees, I’d have to agree.
Melissa is arguably the breakout star of the year. Yes, she’s been around since Gilmore Girls (loved her as Sookie) but it was her balls out turn in Bridesmaids that made her a household name. She’s been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for the role — and remember, her fellow actors are the ones who will be voting for the Oscar nominations and awards — already, and by several other critic’s associations too. And I’d argue that she won the Emmy for Mike & Molly based solely on Bridesmaids. So why the snub now?
And don’t get me started on Ryan. Look, Ides Of March was a good movie — not a great one. But Drive was something else. It aspired to be — and is — very different from your typical Hollywood fare. And not since Holly Hunter played a mute in The Piano has someone said so little and been so captivating as Ryan’s driver. Yes, he walked away with two nominations, one for Ides and inexplicably one for Crazy, Stupid, Love — his abs were really great in that movie, but come on — so he must be satisfied. But I’m definitely not.
Meanwhile, nothing for The Muppets? Or Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2? What is going on in the world?
At least the Globes got a few things right — especially all the nominations for Downton Abbey and recognition for The Skin I Live In. But overall, I’m bummed about the snubs.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers?
— Denise Warner
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