The nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards have just been announced, and while Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba are popping champagne corks, other stars might feel like going back to bed with a big tub of soft scoop. Here are some of the most surprising snubs from today’s nominations.
1. Despite its very favourable reviews and unexpected box office success, N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton isn’t nominated for anything at all.
2. Johnny Depp had been considered an Oscar frontrunner for Black Mass, but his transformative performance as Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger is strangely absent from the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category.
3. British veterans Michael Caine and Ian McKellen miss out too despite well-received performances in Youth and Mr Holmes respectively.
4. Charlize Theron’s super-gutsy turn as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t recognised, though the film did pick up two other nominations.
5. Theron’s co-star Tom Hardy was a long shot for Mad Max, but his committed work opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant should probably have earned him a nomination.
6. Investigative journalism drama Spotlight is favourite to take home the Best Picture prize at next year’s Oscars, but none of its performances are recognised by the Globes – not even hotly-tipped turns from Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton.
7. Though Game Of Thrones is nominated for the Best Television Series, Drama award, none of its cast members pick up nominations. Even recent Emmy winner Peter Dinklage is overlooked.
8. Netflix’s smart and charming comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt isn’t nominated for anything at all.
9. And nor is Parks And Recreation, despite bowing out earlier this year with a perfectly-crafted finale. The Globes have even snubbed the show’s star Amy Poehler, who co-hosted their ceremony in 2014 and 2015.
10. Robin Wright receives a nomination for her performance in House Of Cards, but her co-star Kevin Spacey doesn’t and the show itself is denied a Best Television Series, Drama nod.