What are the Biggest Surprises/Snubs from Today's Golden Globe Nominations?

So the Golden Globes nominations have been announced (click here for the full list) and on top of my error in reversing the Best Actress categories (No, Winter's Bone is not a musical or a comedy), there were a few surprises in terms of snubs and nominees. But what surprised you the most?

Were you shocked at the number of nominations for Columbia's The Tourist? How about Johnny Depp getting a nomination for his role as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland?

I've seen True Grit and can tell you it's a very good movie and a very good western and yet it came out with zero nominations. Mike Leigh's critically acclaimed Another Year wasn't nominated for Best Picture (Drama), or script, or director, or even worse yet, Lesley Manville wasn't nominated at all.

Toy Story 3 wasn't nominated for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), but The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, Red and Burlesque were. And I already mentioned the absence of 127 Hours and Danny Boyle in my nomination commentary.

Instead of Robert Duvall (Get Low) or Javier Bardem (Biutiful) being nominated for Best Actor (Drama) you have Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter). I've seen The Fighter and can tell you right now Wahlberg is good, but it's a role he could do in his sleep while the other two are actually acting.

Sally Hawkins not being nominated for Made in Dagenham is unfortunate, especially since the film was wrongly being pushed as a comedy which means she was overlooked for Emma Stone (Easy A), Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs) and Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), the last of which is obviously the number one nomination that truly doesn't belong. For a sampling of what other critics, besides myself, thought of Jolie's Tourist performance give this a click. I was surprised how similar my opinion was with the collective.

Finally, in Supporting Actress, Mila Kunis (Black Swan) getting a nomination over Dianne Wiest (Rabbit Hole), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and/or Dale Dickey (Winter's Bone) is ridiculous. And that's just three names... I could go on and on and on.

How about you? What surprises you the most?

I guess we could sit back and say none of this matters and realize the Hollywood Foreign Press has been nominating people based on popularity for years, but at some point they have to realize what they're doing don't they?

Again, click here to check out the full list of nominees.

  • Brett McNeill

    Scott Pilgrim was snubbed for The Tourist, Red and Burlesque?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?! What the hell? How is Alice in Wonderland a comedy?

    • Stiggy

      Imagine if MacGruber was nominated instead of Alice. Would you still be complaining?

      • Grissom

        Better MacGruber than The Tourist, am i right?

      • Stiggy

        I'm with you on that one.

        I did have a feeling that a 3D film would be nominated, but I was wrong on the 3D film in question.

        I actually predicted Jackass 3D to be the token 3D film rather than Alice, but I guess the Globe voters don't have a thing for films based on reality TV i.e Jackass 1, Jackass 2, Jackass 3, The Dudesons Movie and Dirty Sanchez: the Movie.

  • Andrew

    Well, I have not seen as many of the films nominated as you but True Grit's shut out as well as The Tourist's nominations were the biggest surprises for me. Everything else just seemed like par for the course. This is the Golden Globes after all. We should all be familiar with how they operate by now.

  • Amy

    Very irritating seeing these nominations. No Wiest or Eckhart and what on earth were Jolie, Depp, Burlesque doing there. Did the HFPA even see any films this year or are they just going with the grain and inviting stars they want to see. Jolie and Depp should not show their faces!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Holston/33310951 Will Holston

    I'm fine with the Kunis nom. I really liked her in Black Swan. That being said, Weaver all the way

    • Winchester

      I'm not sure what the problem is there either, not having seen the film.

      I thought it was meant to be a case of anything that boosts the film is a good thing given the general adulation for it?

  • goavs

    The Tourist should not be up for Best Comedy Musical, what about Cyrus and Greenburg?

    • Clay Puppington

      Thank you!

      Ben Stiller's snub is one of the worst this year.

  • Lily

    The nominations this year are one big, sad joke. Great films like, Welcome To The Rileys, Scott Pilgrim, Get Low, etc all shut out but The Tourist and Burlesque are in? I dont understand how this happened unless they didnt even watch the films they nominated.
    Great performances from Leonardo Dicaprio & Kristen Stewart overlooked but Depp gets two for what exactly? has anyone else seen The Tourist? it's horrible. The FP just made themselves the laughing stock.

    • johnny

      oh,i totally agree with you on Stewart and Dicaprio. Although i think the categories were just too tough for them this year. WElcome to the Rileys was fantastic and of course INception was great and i was sad that Cotillard or Dicaprio didnt get anything. But i understand. The drama sections seems better done than the musical/comedy at least.

    • Andrew

      Am I the only one who thought Scott Pilgrim was incredibly overrated?

      Anyway, I'm willing to give Burlesque a pass(even though I hated it)because it is the only musical in the musical/comedy category and if they were gonna nominate NINE we should have all seen that one coming.

      But The Tourist isn't even a comedy and is one of the worst of the year. It was only nominated because of the star appeal of it's leads. I have absolutely no idea where Alice in Wonderland came from? I guess the HFPA got a Depp love jones thing going on.

      I wanna be upset about True Grit as well but I haven't seen it yet, so it's hard to muster anything up for it being shut out.

  • Jeesie

    I am also disappointed on those nominations. Many good films were ignored. I have high hopes for "City Island", a little independent movies that won my heart. Andy Garcia should get an nomination for best actor as he was really excellent in it.

  • busterbluth

    i'm with just about everyone on the whole, burlesque/tourist/alice/red nominations. for some reason leo dicaprio never gets the accolades he deserves for his performances (revelutionary road).

    but my biggest snub: friday night lights.

    the show is hands down one of the most amazing shows i have EVER seen. real, emotional, uplifting, and completely moving. a high school football team series, that has very little to do with football. it will be one of those shows that hopefully will find the viewers, after it's gone.

    • Adriano

      I couldn't agree more. Friday Night Lights is one of the best shows ever made. It will be a cult series in the future (it already is, in my opinion). It's a shame that it doesn't get the recognition it deserves. The acting - by the ENTIRE cast - is nothing short of amazing.

  • http://www.filmjabber.com Erik Samdahl

    The Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) section is what shocked me the most. This category has always been pretty pathetic, but this year is especially bad? Alice in Wonderland was a terrible, terrible movie (and certainly not funny) and neither Burleseque nor The Tourist have received reviews even close to what should garner nominations for anything other than Razzies. Red was funny but best comedy of the year? I'm all for The Kids Are All Right, though - excellent movie, and funny (though I'd call it a funny drama).

  • american thighs

    I thought if anyone was going to get a nom for BSA Black Swan it would have been Winona Ryder. I'm glad to see Katey Segal nominated but to be honest this is really a season too late (she was better in SOA S2 I think). Are these awards a joke or what?

  • Helgi

    Once again, awards are a fool´s game.

  • Andrés

    where is Danny Boyle? Wasn´t he a sure nomination?

  • Sophie

    The only reason I can think of for The Tourist getting so many nominations is that having Depp and Jolie (and therefore possibly Brad Pitt) on the red carpet will mean more viewers, more coverage etc. I haven't seen the film but it looks dreadful... I can't believe Johnny Depp got involved in a project that was so beneath him.

    • Andrew

      That's probably it right there. The Globes are more concerned(usually)with throwing the best party as opposed to awarding the best in film.

  • Philip

    Are they out of their freaking mind?? Tourist got nominated for Best Film???? TOURIST?? The movie which has 20% on RT and got panned from most critics out there, is nominated for Best Picture?? What are the people over at the Golden Globe commitee smoking??

  • junjun

    They picked the wrong Disney movie for the Best Picture comedy/musical category, and just shaking my head at all those noms for the Tourist.

  • Elizabeth

    At least Justin Timberlake didn't get nominated. This makes me feel better as it hopefully means he won't get nominated for an Oscar. If he does, I may just cry.

    • angel

      Actually, Justin Timberlake shows some real acting credibility with his performance in The Social Network. This year the HFPA is just plain wonky.

      • Elizabeth

        He wasn't completely awful but he certainly doesn't deserve to be nominated for TSN. There are many other actors who definitely deserve to be nominated over him.

  • Chris138

    I'm actually glad about Mila Kunis being nominated, I liked her a lot in Black Swan. I was more stunned by Johnny Depp's double nomination, as well as all the love for The Tourist.

  • Leandro Dubost

    Everything about Alice in Wonderland, it shouldn't be nominated for NOTHING.

    And you take "The Kids Are All Right" from the Best Comedy/Musical and you got what left? Seriously, nothing worth the praise there. Absurd!

  • Zachary R

    In regards to Mila Kunis...

    I haven't seen Black Swan yet, as it has not been released in my area. But with your obvious loathing of that nomination, take into account she was also nominated for a Broadcast Film Critis award for that role. Also, due to the thus far sucess the movie has garnered in its limited opening, and the amount of awards it has been recieving from critis, and the number of nominations with the Golden Globes and the Broadcast Film Critis... Well, what I am trying to say is that it is still early in the awards season, but maybe you should open your mind up to the idea she might be getting some more nominations.

  • Winchester

    Biggest surprise for me was really the omission of Leonardo Dicaprio for either Inception or Shutter Island.

    I figured he would make it into the Globes if not the Oscar list.

  • http://www.realjihad.blog.com Faheem

    Alice in the wonderland. Musical?
    Toy story 3 Not nominated.
    I guess they were drunked.
    Though, I like Hatter and Johnny depp. So, that's fine.
    Techincally it is wrong but Iam fine with it.

  • Ian

    The comedy/musical category sucks ass, aside from The Kids. Kick-Ass, Get Him to the Greek, The A-Team, Cyrus, The Other Guys, Easy A....

    Aside from that travesty, the only huge surprise for me is the absence of 127 Hours. That film's star has fallen dramatically over the last few weeks, and while I'd still probably consider it a lock for a Best Pic nomination from the Oscars, Danny Boyle may be on his way out of the Director category.

    The HFPA loves bigger stuff, so I'm not surprised at the lack of love for Winter's Bone and Another Year. The latter is probably on the outside looking in for a Best Pic nom from the Oscars as well. I don't feel like True Grit is a mortal lock either, unless it maintains the great reviews and/or the Academy just has a case of Coen love.

  • Martian Army

    This is why this is the Golden Globes, not the Oscars. All the picks for Drama were pretty good, or at least understandable. I am a little surprised that True Grit was shutout of any noms, and that 127 Hours missed out on Picture and Director.

    The Comedy/Musical categories are a joke though. Except for The Kids are All Right (which I personally only kind of liked, but can see its awards potential) will go anywhere come Oscar time. I liked Emma Stone in Easy A, so that's okay. I'm just really surprised to see nothing for Morning Glory or How Do You Know, as that's where those movies fit in the most.

    Can't comment on the Kunis nom, cause I'm waiting to see the movie, but I'm sure she's fine. I'm pretty good with most of the supporting picks especially Andrew Garfield. Most of the drama picks are good, comedy/musical is a joke, and I'm just stoked for TV recognizing Katey Segal finally for Sons of Anarchy. Also, the Scott Caan, Walking Dead, and Pillars of the Earth noms are pretty awesome.

  • joseph

    I'm also in shock the tourist was nominated! what a shame! the main snubs in my opinion in the best comedy pitcure are greenberg, scott pilgrim and I still think Easy A deserved a spot there! at least emma stone got a deserved nod! well surely the kids are allright and anette benning are going to win and we will eventualy forget this mess of nominations!!!

  • Ben Roberts

    I'm convinced Winona Ryder will get an Oscar nom for Black Swan - the 'welcome back to Hollywood' forgiveness nomination, plus she's playing against type = double trouble!

  • Steve J

    It was a bad year for comedy, and these nominations prove it. Like the Emma Stone nomination, and the Scott Caan on the TV side.

  • Grissom

    I guess the director of The Tourist paid the Globe board all the money the film made at the box office to nominate it

  • pJ

    Wish it was Lesley Manville instead of Halle Berry.

    FP does like to boost an actor's stardom with nominations that are warranted too heavily on who the actor is rather than what they do. It's kind of a mixed bag, in my opinion, because there are some deserving nominations (Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Emma Stone) but also some not so deserving ones (Burlesque, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp).


    I CANNOT belive it got NO nominations. But I think it will do very nice at the Oscars and this doesn't do anything to the movie for the Oscars. I think it will get a nominee for Best Pic. and Jeff Bridges will get nominated and Haile for bEST supp. actress. It does nothing to its Oscar Potential

    • Coenesque

      I'm with you all the way!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Honore/100001609178796 Marc Honore

    My biggest surprise during the 68th Golden Globe nominations were Halle Berry for Frankie and Alice, Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine, Angelina Jolie for The Tourist, Emma Stone for Easy A, Michael Douglas for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Mila Kunis for Black Swan, Johnny Depp for The Tourist & Alice in Wonderland. Also Despicable Me, The Illusionist, The Walking Dead, The Pillars of the Earth, Jennifer Love Hewitt for The Client List, Piper Perabo for Covert Affairs", Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy, Scott Caan for Hawaii Five-0, and Chris Noth for The Good Wife. Now most of these nominees kind of took me off guard but there are the actors, actresses, and shows that surprised me today.

    • Clay Puppington

      Have you been asleep the past few months? Williams and The Illusionist were locks, and Emma Stone was essentially a lock as well.

  • Aj

    No Best Original Score for HTTYD. I thought it was phenomenal.

  • Coenesque

    True Grit deserves a nomination here for everything. Absolutely amazing film!! I still believe it will dominate at the oscars. What do u guys think?

  • Steve

    Everyone!! Animated films are no longer eligible for Best Picture awards. That is why Toy Story 3 is not here. Other than that, these nominations on the comedy side are terrible. And don't even get me started on the Archie Panjabi snub on the TV side.

  • austin

    If the Tourist is really considered a comedy, then the its marketing was awful. It was being advertised as some kind of romance spy thriller

  • LJF

    Does nobody think that Tom Hardy being snubbed for a supporting actor Globe for Inception is as bad as DiCaprio not getting nominated for best actor? Or am I the only person who thinks that?

    I'm just really annoyed that True Grit got completely snubbed, It's not out here in Scotland until January but from the trailer alone it looks like Bridges deserves at least another Oscar nod.

    • goavs

      For the Golden Globes, yeah I guess you could say Tom Hardy got snubbed, but if he does not get nominated for an Oscar, that's not a snub. As for Leonardo DiCaprio, I believe he should have gotten a nom for Shutter Island.

    • carrie

      you can't nod because you cracks a smile and wears well a suit in "inception

  • Leo

    "The Tourist", Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas and "Burlesque" will not win because those films all fell short of expectations.

  • m1

    The Easy A snub for Best Comedy was a joke. The Kids Are All Right HAS to win, everything else is average.

    • Stiggy

      I read somewhere that the Globe voters have a thing for RED. I think it's the dark horse of the whole contest.

      It has a hell of an ensemble (Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren among others), it's got popularity, albiet not as big as Jackass, it's well liked. I can see RED winning.

  • m1

    It also looks like my surprise prediction Luke Wilson was a failure on my part. Yikes!!!

  • Philip

    The only excuse the GG have for nominating Jolie, Depp and the outrageously bad Tourist, is because they want to have the 2 supposedly, biggest stars in the world for their pathetic ceremony. Yet, the same stars cant master a 20million debut for their much hyped movie..Isnt that proof enough, that the public DOESN' CARE??. And its so ridiculous, they nominate the film which has a 20% approval rating for best film, yet they snub Toy Story 3, which has a 99% rating!!!! I just hope that Ricky Gervais rips them a new one. They sure deserve it.

    • m1

      The box office disappointment of The Tourist had nothing to do with Depp or Jolie.

      • Philip

        um yes it has. The two biggest stars of the world should be able to guarantee a 20 million opening, even if were talking about a very poor film. The whole idea behind it was the Jolie and Depp together in a movie

  • Tim

    Further proof that Golden Globe nominations and wins are up for sale. Look at their history and you'll see, the Weinsteins were notorious for getting nominations and wins for undeserving films when they ran Miramax (think Shakespeare in Love, Cold Mountain, Gangs of New York, etc.) not bad films but overly nominated. Let`s hope the Academy is a little more selective and focused more on quality than box-office and studio intervention.

  • herestolookingatmekid

    I almost think Toy Story 3 should be considered in the Drama category not comedy. I mean, I cried.

  • Alex G

    The Kids Are All Right being nominated in the same category as The Tourist and Alice in Wonderland? Really? REALLY? Obviously, The Kids Are All Right will sweep the Comedy/Musical categories. Otherwise, everything went as expected, minus Halle Berry's nomination for Best Actress in a Drama.

  • fxcool

    The Tourist nominations are certainly the biggest joke in GG history. How come they consider it as a comedy??? It's not even funny at all.

  • http://hpana.com Jeremy Baril

    I feel like 'The Ghost Writer' should be nominated somewhere. it was terrific. Not for picture or actor, but its deserved SOMEWHERE...this is why I dislike the comedy/drama rift. Even the 10 best picture noms at oscar is better.

    • m1

      I would have nominated it for score.

  • iglooverbal

    Dianne Wiest and Lesley Manville should get the nominations.

  • Bradley Badder

    I am not happy at all. Hate them. I really hate the nominees. It feels like I'll be watching the MTV Movie Awards, because for them, they'd be acceptable. I hate that Julianne Moore has been snubbed again for Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie. Anne Hathaway is not funny in 'Love & Other Drugs', she's just not, and 'Alice in Wonderland'...what a joke. Best Actress - Drama is a decent category though.

    • Bradley Badder

      Oh....Moore has been nominated, happy again! Oh feeling a lot better now.

    • m1

      Calm down.

  • Steve J

    I was hoping for Danny Trejo for Lead Actor in comedy. He was even funny in a bit part on "Modern Family" as the school custodian.

  • Domenica

    Lesley Manville getting snubbed is ridiculous. She is outstanding in Another Year, I really hope she somehow gets Oscar nominated!
    The Tourist over Made in Dagenham, Easy A and Kickass? WHAT? How does that make sense? Sally Hawkins is brilliant, she deserved a nomination.
    As for TV - no Friday Night Lights, Connie Britton or Kyle Chandler? What? No Archie Panjabi? No Ty Burrell or Julie Bowen? I am not pleased.

  • forgetMEnot

    That may be your opinion, Brad, but I think Emma Stone firmly deserved her Golden Globe nod. She was great in Easy A and it's just what she needs for her career.

  • Stiggy

    Why is everyone complaining that a big blockbuster is nominated in the Comedy/Musical category? At least the Golden Globes nominate crowdpleasers like Alice in Wonderland, Mamma Mia, The Blind Side, Sherlock Holmes and The Hangover.

    It seems that M1 has had a rat up his or her ass ever since Mamma Mia got nominated 2 years ago, and I bet it stayed there when The Hangover won that category in the following year.

    Let me tell you guys a fact: The Hangover definetly deserved that Globe it won a year ago. As far as us Brits are concerned, Mamma Mia definetly deserved a nomination in it's year.

    In the words of the Joker, Why so serious?

  • Princess of Peace

    Leaving out Javier Bardem and Another Year was the worst exclusion to me.