Musings on Golden Globes 2023 Nominees – 5 Egregious Snubs + 5 Things I’m Excited About

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Hey, look who’s back! Not that I’ve missed the Golden Globes when NBC decided not to air last year’s event following the LA Times exposé that reported about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s sheer lack of diversity (there were no Black journalist members) and unethical business practices. Major studios threatened to boycott unless they made some changes. Well, as of last year, they seemed to have made some reforms which apparently appeased NBC enough that the Globes ceremony will once again be televised next January.

The Banshees of Inisherin leads the pack with eight nominations, including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor, and two Best Supporting Actor noms. Followed by Everything Everywhere All at Once with six noms, while Babylon and The Fabelmans tie with five.

Now, in terms of the awards, what’s new this year is that the supporting actor categories for TV will be split into separate categories for musical/comedy and drama, just like the movie categories. I suppose that makes sense and it makes more room for more actors to get nominated. 


Well, despite all those changes, there are bound to be SNUBS and SURPRISES with every award nomination. Let’s start with

The 5 biggest snubs:

1 – Not a single female director nominated this yearreally HFPA?? 
In a year where we’ve got plenty of strong contenders: The Woman King (Gina Prince-Bythewood), She Said (Maria Schrader), Women Talking (Sarah Polley), Till (Chinonye Chukwu)… so much for progress eh?

2 – In the acting category, it’s such a bummer Tár‘s Nina Hoss was not nominated, hopefully the Academy voters would be wiser than the HFPA in that regard. Now, I haven’t seen the film yet but I was convinced Till‘s Danielle Deadwyler would’ve been a shoo-in based on all the reviews I’ve read.

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3 – It’s been a big year for Tom Cruise with Top Gun: Maverick which garners a nod for Best Motion Picture, but his exclusion in the Best Actor category is a curious one. Perhaps the HFPA is still miffed that last year he returned three of the trophies he won over the years? I doubt Cruise cares about being snubbed anyway though.

4 – No Best Picture nod for Women Talking and all those stellar actresses were completely shut out. Sarah Polley did get nominated in the Screenplay category but still.

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5 – On the TV front, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is completely shut out but the most egregious snub has got to be ANDOR which should be one of the Best TV Series noms. 

5 things I’m actually excited about:

1 – Thrilled for these ladies being recognized for their tremendous work! Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once), and Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris) – they’re all absolutely deserving and I sincerely hope Yeoh will nab an Oscar nod as well!

2 – Bow to Queen Ramonda aka Angela Bassett!! Thrilled to see her amongst the Supporting Actress nominees as the superhero genre tends to get overlooked. Also yay for Austin Butler!! His phenomenal performance as Elvis is truly the movie’s saving grace. 

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3 – So much stiff competition this year in the Animation category but I love Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and Turning Red so I’d be happy if one of those wins. My money is on Pinocchio and I’m rooting forAlexandre Desplat to win Best Score for that film too!

4 – I adore Diego Calva in Babylon – he made all the excess and insanity of Damien Chazelle’s 3-hour movie bearable! Margot Robbie seems like a shoo-in and she deserved it but I was afraid Calva would be overlooked. Glad that wasn’t the case.

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5 – I just watched Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave recently and I loved it!! I actually enjoyed it more than Parasite (review upcoming). Glad it’s nominated in the Non-English Language category. I’m hoping it’ll also be nominated in next year’s Oscars’ Best International Feature Film.


Here is the full list of nominees:

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar: The Way of Water
Elvis
The Fabelmans
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Tár
Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Austin Butler, Elvis
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Hugh Jackman, The Son
Bill Nighy, Living
Jeremy Pope, The Inspection

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Triangle of Sadness

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Margot Robbie, Babylon
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu
Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Diego Calva, Babylon
Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Adam Driver, White Noise
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Ralph Fiennes, The Menu

Best Motion Picture – Animated  
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Inu-Oh
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Turning Red

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Close (Belgium)
Decision to Leave (South Korea)
RRR (India)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
Carey Mulligan, She Said

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brad Pitt, Babylon
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Best Director — Motion Picture
James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Todd Field, Tár 
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Sarah Polley, Women Talking
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking 
Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
John Williams, The Fabelmans 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Carolina,” Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing)
“Ciao Papa,” Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro, Roeban Katz (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)
“Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice (Top Gun: Maverick)
“Lift Me Up,” Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Kala Bhairava, Rahul Sipligunj (RRR)

TV SERIES

Best Television Series – Drama
Better Call Saul
The Crown
House of the Dragon
Ozark
Severance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama 
Emma D’Arcy, House of the Dragon
Laura Linney, Ozark
Imelda Staunton, The Crown
Hilary Swank, Alaska Daily
Zendaya, Euphoria

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama 
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Kevin Costner, Yellowstone
Diego Luna, Andor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Abbott Elementary
The Bear
Hacks
Only Murders in the Building
Wednesday

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry 
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building 
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Black Bird 
Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
The Dropout 
Pam & Tommy 
The White Lotus

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Chastain, George and Tammy 
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna 
Lily James, Pam & Tommy 
Julia Roberts, Gaslit 
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Taron Egerton, Black Bird
Colin Firth, The Staircase
Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven
Evan Peters, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Claire Danes, Fleishman Is in Trouble
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Under the Banner of Heaven
Niecy Nash, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus
Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Richard Jenkins, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Julia Garner, Ozark
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series
John Lithgow, The Old Man
Jonathan Pryce, The Crown
John Turturro, Severance
Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
Henry Winkler, Barry


What did you think of the Globes’ nominees?

 

5 thoughts on “Musings on Golden Globes 2023 Nominees – 5 Egregious Snubs + 5 Things I’m Excited About

  1. The snubs are terrible but the absolute disrespect for women directors is not surprising. This is why I don’t take them seriously as I hope people call out the HFPA for their scummy ways.

  2. As usual, I had no idea that the Golden Globe was still a thing and didn’t know about these nominations until I read your post here. Lol! Since I haven’t seen most of the movies that got nominated, I don’t have any opinion whatsoever.

    The only film I saw from that list is Top Gun: Maverick and I don’t think Cruise cares one way or the other if he’s nominated or not. I think he gave up trying to win any awards a long time ago. He tried hard to win an Oscar back in the 90s and 2000s and the voters just didn’t want to give it to him. He’s now just starring in big budget films and make as much money as he can before his leading man status is done.

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