Here’s who the HFPA embraced — and skipped — during the 75th Golden Globes on Jan. 7.
Surprise: Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Rockwell winning for his role in Martin McDonagh’s drama is a clear upset over other nominees Willem Dafoe, Christopher Plummer and Armie Hammer.
Snub: Willem Dafoe, Best Supporting Actor for “The Florida Project”
Dafoe was a clear frontrunner for his role in “The Florida Project,” and Armie Hammer and Christopher Plummer were considered strong contenders too, but Sam Rockwell managed to upset them all.
Surprise: Rachel Brosnahan, Best Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Pamela Adlon and Issa Rae were snubbed in this category as Brosnahan won for a new show by the creator of “Gilmore Girls” from Amazon Studios.
Snub: Tommy Wiseau not being allowed to speak on stage
James Franco called “The Room” filmmaker Tommy Wiseau on stage while accepting his award for Best Actor Musical or Comedy for “The Disaster Artist,” a movie about the making of “The Room.” When Wiseau gunned for the microphone, Franco pushed him away. The crowd — and a good portion of the Twitterati — anxiously waited for Wiseau to speak, but he never did.
Surprise: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” wins Best Screenplay
Sure, the race was tight between Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and McDonagh’s “Three Billboards” — but many thought the award would go to Gerwig due to the fact that it’s more heartfelt and has become the best-reviewed film in Rotten Tomatoes history.
Snub: Robert De Niro, Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for “The Wizard of Lies”
Many predicted De Niro to win in this category, or Kyle MacLachlan for “Twin Peaks.” But instead, Ewan McGregor won the award for “Fargo.”
Surprise: Aziz Ansari, Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for “Master of None”
Anthony Anderson for “black-ish” is always a strong contender, and voters apparently really liked the revived “Will and Grace,” so Eric McCormack was a frontrunner. TheWrap’s Steve Pond predicted Kevin Bacon would win for “I Love Dick,” but in the end, Ansari took home the prize.
Snub: “The Shape of Water” for Best Picture — Drama
“The Shape of Water” has gotten raves for its gloriously imaginative filmmaking, yet it was snubbed for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Surprise: “Lady Bird” wins Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
“Lady Bird,” “The Disaster Artist” and “Get Out” were sure frontrunners, but many had thought “Get Out” would win due to its social criticism (although the HFPA received criticism for accepting it as a comedy). “Lady Bird” is also a surprising win given that director Greta Gerwig wasn’t even nominated in the Best Director category.
Snub: “Get Out”
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut was one of the most-talked about films in 2017, but the HFPA sent the film, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams, home empty-handed.
Surprise: “This Is Me” for Best Original Song from “The Greatest Showman”
The category had a lot of great nominees, including “Remember Me” from “Coco” and Nick Jonas’ “Home” for “Ferdinand.”
Snub: “Call Me by Your Name”
“Call Me by Your Name,” starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, was a strong contender in multiple categories, but one of the most critically-revered films in 2017 went home without one Golden Globe award.
Snub: “The Post”
Like “Call Me by Your Name,” Steven Spielberg’s drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks took home zero awards.