Many stars phones were ringing off the hook with congratulations this morning -- and while some noms came as a HUGE surprise, there were equally many talented actors and directors who were omitted, in spite of buzz around their work. Take a look at the biggest surprises and snubs -- and check out a full list of the nominees here.
Let's start with the big surprises in movies...
While we have yet to see Rooney Mara in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Hollywood Foreign Press must have taken notice because Rooney got a surprise nom for Best Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander. She was overlooked by the SAG Awards, but she locked it in for the GGs... which might mean an Oscar nom isn't too far off!
And while Ryan Gosling has oft been overlooked by awards shows, he landed a whopping TWO nominations for Best Actor in Ides of March (Drama) and Crazy, Stupid Love (Comedy or Musical). Apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press is just as much in love with him as we are!
Ides co-star George Clooney is always an awards' season favorite, but the A-lister ended up with not one, not two, but THREE nominations for Ides of March and The Descendants.
As for the actor SNUBS...
Everyone thought Melissa McCarthy would be a shoe-in for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Musical for her uproarious performance in the smash-hit Bridesmaids. She got nominated for a SAG Award earlier this week, but got the cold shoulder from the Hollywood Foreign Press. Apparently they're not too into potty humor. We think she's still got a shot for an Oscar nom!
And while Kirstin Dunst won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her haunting performance in Melancholia, she too was left out of the competitive Best Actress in a Drama category. A definite bummer -- we would have loved to see what Kirstin, one of our favorite A-list fashionistas, would have worn on the red carpet.
Kirstin and Melissa should take solace in the fact that they're in good snubbed company, as two heavy-hitting actors were overlooked as well. Both Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock were passed over for their work in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
And while indie It-Girl Elizabeth Olsen, has been making waves and getting TONS of awards season buzz for her work in the creepy Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, she, too, didn't make the cut for Best Actress on this list.
One of the most interesting, star-packed categories this year, was actually the list for Best Director...
Major superstars Angelina Jolie and Madonna are used to working in front of the camera, but both made their directorial debuts this year, with In the Land of Blood and Honey, and W.E., respectively. And sure enough, both Angie and Madge were nominated as directors this year!
But who was overlooked? Oh just some guy named Steven Spielberg. That's right -- while his film War Horse was nominated for Best Picture, Steven did not get a nom for Best Director.
Meanwhile in the small-screen world of television....
Glee stars are fairly accustomed to getting nominated for, well, everything, but this year, the Golden Globes aren't too keen on the show's actors. Not one was nominated....not even Jane Lynch! Though we'll probably still see Matthew Morrison's handsome mug at the show, since Glee was nominated overall for Best TV Comedy.
New television shows seemed to be the predominate choices for the Hollywood Foreign Press. None other than Matt LeBlanc (forever Joey to us) got a nom for his new HBO show Episodes. Another freshman HBO show, Enlightened, got nominated for Best TV Comedy as well -- and Laura Dern took a nom for Best Actress in a Comedy. Zooey Deschanel also snagged a nom for her quirky role in fan-favorite New Girl, though most people were expecting that one.
Absent from the Best TV Comedy list? Awards-show favorite 30 Rock. The Best TV Drama also came with many surprises -- while American Horror Story, a show with very mixed reviews got a nomination, critically-acclaimed shows like Breaking Bad and The Good Wife were left out of the pack. Certainly seems there's a theme of out with the old, in with the new going on. Which is a shame because some of these veteran shows just had their best seasons yet (namely the mind-blowing Breaking Bad).
So which of your favorite shows, movies and actors were snubbed this year??
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