Golden Globes Snubs and Surprises: From Johnny Depp to Lady Gaga (Photos)
Several critical darlings get shut out, while a number of relatively unknown projects score big
Joe Otterson | December 10, 2015 @ 6:05 AM
Last Updated: December 10, 2015 @ 3:44 PM
This freshman comedy from director Jason Reitman marks the first time a Hulu series has been nominated for a Golden Globe.
Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler both failed to get a nomination, while the film did not get a nomination for Best Drama despite being a critical and box office success. But Sylvester Stallone did get nominated for Best Supporting Actor-Drama
SURPRISE: "Mozart in the Jungle"
The new Amazon dramady set in a fictional New York symphony orchestra secured two nominations (Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy Series) despite the fact that the show has not generated as much buzz as Amazon's other major series, "Transparent."
SNUB: "Mad Men"
While Jon Hamm got nominated, the final season of AMC's "Mad Men" failed to secure any other nominations for the Golden Globes
SNUB: "Straight Outta Compton"
Universal's NWA biopic failed to get any nominations, despite a strong cast of young actors and major critical and box office success
SNUB: Johnny Depp
Despite major praise for his role as gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, Johnny Depp failed to get a Best Actor-Drama nomination.
After getting shut out at the SAG Award nominations, Fox secured four nominations, including Best TV Drama ("Empire") and Best Actress in a TV Drama (Taraji P. Henson)
SNUB: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Ellie Kemper earned widespread praise for her role in the Tina Fey Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Yet both she and the show failed to receive any Golden Globe nominations
SNUB: Ruth WilsonRuth Wilson won the Golden Globe last year for her performance in Showtime's "The Affair," but did not even get nominated this year
SURPRISE: Lady GagaLady Gaga secured the only acting nomination for Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series, "American Horror Story: Hotel." Her appearance on the show as The Countess marks her first major acting role in a television series
SURPRISE: Rachel Bloom
Rachel Bloom, star of CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," got a nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy series, despite the show's low ratings
SNUB: Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies failed to get a nomination for her role in CBS' "The Good Wife," despite being nominated in the Best Actress in a TV Drama category for the past five years
Mirroring Fox at the 2016 SAG Award nominations, no NBC series managed to get a nomination for the Golden Globes, including the final season of "Parks and Recreation"
SURPRISE: Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis nabbed a nomination for her role on Fox's "Scream Queens," making her the only actor or actress from the freshman show to secure one
SNUB: Benicio Del Toro
Veteran actor Benicio and Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro did not get a nomination for his portrayal of drug enforcement agent Alejandro in critically acclaimed thriller "Sicario"
SNUB: "The Walk"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's biopic of high-wire artist Philippe Petit and his walk between the World Trade Center tower failed to secure any nominations despite being pegged as an early Best Picture contender