‘Mank,’ ‘Promising Young Girl’ Among Golden Globes Snubs


After every week that uncovered the Hollywood International Press Assn.’s personal lack of variety inside its membership, the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony happened from each coasts on Feb. 28.

Though hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler addressed this controversy of their opening monologue and a trio of members of the HFPA took the stage to acknowledge their have to do higher inside the first half hour of the present, surprisingly few winners used their acceptance speech time as alternative to debate what their win meant on this bigger context.

As an alternative, they selected to have a good time their fellow creatives — each the opposite nominees of their classes, in addition to their solid and crew members with whom they labored and who helped make the win attainable.

The three-hour broadcast just about went equally uneventfully, with largely anticipated winners (equivalent to “Ted Lasso’s” Jason Sudeikis, Pop TV comedy collection “Schitt’s Creek” and Netflix’s “The Crown”) really being those to take the trophies, particularly on the tv facet.

Nonetheless, there have been a number of moments that induced raised eyebrows. To that finish, right here, Selection breaks down the largest snubs and different surprises of the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards.

SNUB: “Mank” and “Promising Young Girl”

David Fincher’s “Mank” led the movie nominations with six nods and felt prefer it had a number of prospects to win, from director Fincher to supporting actress Amanda Seyfried to the rating by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who ended up dropping to themselves (and Jon Batiste) for “Soul.” Nevertheless it ended the evening empty-handed. “Promising Young Girl” went into the evening with 4 nominations and loads of momentum together with it; the well timed movie was thought-about by many to be a frontrunner for actress Carey Mulligan and screenwriter Emerald Fennell. Some even predicted Fennell would shock with a directing win. However in the long run, it went house empty-handed, though Fennell’s different undertaking — she performed Camilla Parker Bowles on “The Crown” — did fairly properly.

SURPRISE: Andra Day, Greatest Actress, “The US Vs. Billie Vacation”

Day made her movie debut within the Lee Daniels-directed flick to nice acclaim, however many had predicted Mulligan would take house her first Globe for “Promising Young Girl” or Oscar winners Viola Davis “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside” or Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) to select up their second Globe for his or her performances. The three, together with fellow nominee Vanessa Kirby (“Items of a Girl”) are all SAG nominees whereas Day isn’t, and but it was Day who walked away with the prize.

SURPRISE: Rosamund Pike, Greatest Actress, “I Care a Lot”

Many individuals anticipated Maria Bakalova to stroll off with the prize for her work in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” although she’s nominated in supporting at SAG and submitted in supporting for Oscars. The most important risk to Bakalova was perceived to be the legendary Michelle Pfeiffer for her sharp, humorous flip in “French Exit.” As an alternative, Rosamund Pike shocked with a win for her sensible, depraved flip as an unapologetic con artist who takes conservatorship of the aged in J Blakeson’s pitch black comedy which simply premiered on Netflix final weekend. 

SURPRISE: Jodie Foster, Greatest Supporting Actress, “The Mauritanian”

Supporting movie classes are sometimes essentially the most tough to foretell; in 2017, the 12 months of “Moonlight,” Mahershala Ali was bested by Aaron Taylor-Johnson for “Nocturnal Animals,” who didn’t land a SAG or Oscar nom — each of which Ali gained. Foster, who missed out on a SAG Award nomination for her function as lawyer Nancy Hollander, nonetheless triumphed over the likes of Glenn Shut (“Hillbilly Elegy”), Olivia Colman (“The Father”) and Helena Zengel (“Information of the World”), all of whom are SAG Award nominated, and “Mank” standout Amanda Seyfried. Foster beforehand gained Globes for greatest actress for “The Accused” and “Silence of the Lambs” and was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2013. 

SURPRISE: Barb and Star Make an Look

With former “SNL” stars Fey and Poehler internet hosting, there have been a number of different solid members who made appearances, from Tracy Morgan to Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson (taking part in a songwriting duo who had been both married or associated). Kristen Wiig additionally dropped by as Annie Mumolo, in character from their current comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” — a pleasant deal with, contemplating the movie gained’t be eligible for Golden Globes.

SURPRISE: Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”

Though many pundits had been really predicting Corrin would win, listening to her identify nonetheless got here as one thing of a shock as a result of she was nominated alongside her “The Crown” co-star Olivia Colman, a girl who (previous to this 12 months’s ceremony) gained each Globe for which she had been nominated. Colman was additionally the incumbent winner within the class, successful for her function of Queen Elizabeth II within the third season of Netflix’s royal household interval piece. Corrin was the contemporary face not solely within the race, but additionally within the season, stealing scenes, hearts and clearly votes as Princess Diana.

When it got here to O’Connor, he was favored by many as properly, however he was in a class of vets that was too near name forward of the ceremony. The supporting participant in Season 3 was bumped as much as lead in Season 4 and it paid off wildly, along with his first-ever Globes acclaim right here. It was additionally a pleasant shock to see each halves of the enduring royal couple be celebrated as a result of the connection relied on the chemistry between one another.

SNUB: “Lovecraft Nation”

Misha Inexperienced’s wildly ingenious adaptation went properly past the pages of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the identical identify to concurrently discover the supernatural horrors of creatures and possession, in addition to the literal historic horrors together with the 1921 Tulsa bloodbath and Nineteen Fifties Jim Crow legal guidelines. After its lead performers Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett had been shut out in particular person appearing nominations, many hopes had been excessive that they’d be celebrated collectively, with a collection win. As an alternative, Netflix’s “The Crown,” which was the projected winner within the drama collection class, did win once more (its second general after selecting up a statue for its freshman season in 2017).

SURPRISE: Animal Cameos

The Golden Globes had been removed from the primary awards present to go digital amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however now, virtually a 12 months for the reason that virus hit the U.S., with the numbers of contaminated particular person nonetheless climbing and with most of the nominees nonetheless unvaccinated and in manufacturing pods, individuals have lastly began to have enjoyable with teleconferencing into award reveals. Regina King’s canine Cornbread received comfy on his mattress behind her through the pre-show interviews, and Jodie Foster held her canine Ziggy in between her and her spouse, Alexandra Hedison, whereas delivering her acceptance speech. Even presenter Sandra Oh included some (faux) four-legged buddies when introducing Hulu’s “Palm Springs”: She had somebody out of body dragged toy dinosaurs on a sled by means of the snow behind her.


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