“Get Out” going home with no awards at the 2018 Golden Globes was the biggest snub of the night, while James Franco’s win for “The Disaster Artist” was its greatest surprise, according to a new Fandango survey.
Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 film fans who watched the award show on Jan. 7.
Following the “Get Out” shutout, the biggest omissions for fans were Christopher Nolan (26 percent), Meryl Streep (13 percent) and “The Shape of Water” (10 percent) not winning for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Picture, respectively.
“Call Me by Your Name” was another snub in all categories, and fans also cited Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) as a shutout.
Pleasant surprises for fans included “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” winning Best Picture, Drama, “Lady Bird” winning Best Picture, Comedy, and Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand each winning awards for their roles.
“For many moviegoers, it’s a happy surprise to see Globe Best Picture Awards go to ‘Three Billboards’ and ‘Lady Bird,’ two films centered on strong female protagonists,” Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis told TheWrap. “The big wins should help give these two small films needed momentum as we head towards the Oscars on March 4. At the same time, the top snubs include virtual shutouts for films like ‘Get Out,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘The Post.’
Davis added, “I think the biggest shocker was Willem Dafoe getting passed over for his authentic and heartfelt performance in ‘The Florida Project,’ but it’s clear that Sam Rockwell’s win was part of the general adoration for ‘Three Billboards,’ which also took home wins for Best Actress and Best Screenplay. Overall, it was great to see so many talented, deserving artists take home awards for the first time in their careers.”