The Golden Globes were last night, and as usual there were a few surprises among the winners. Maybe it doesn’t really matter that much, but this is the shit we live for. Here are the biggest snubs from last night, whether they were surprising or just kind of sad.
1. Issa Rae
Okay, Rachel Brosnahan is great in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and all, but we were really rooting for our girl Issa to pull out a win for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Considering these shows’ spotty record of acknowledging actors of color, and given how talented Issa is (and how fire her bars are), you’d think they’d have thrown an award at her… but we’ll get to that a little later.
2. ‘Get Out’
No matter how much you talk this movie up to your conservative relatives, you unfortunately can’t say that it’s a Golden Globe-winning film. Daniel Kaluuya’s side-eye throughout the movie is iconic, and should have won multiple awards on its own. Then again, nominating Get Out for the Best Motion Picture in Musical or Comedy was kind of a tough sell to begin with. At least there’s still the Oscars.
3. Margot Robbie
Margot’s performance as Tonya Harding was amazing to watch, but she never really had the awards momentum over Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird. Either way, now we all know Margot can fucking act, and she’s sure to be nominated again in the future.
4. ‘Game of Thrones’
The era of GoT winning all the awards everywhere seems to be officially over. The show was only nominated for one award last night, and didn’t manage a single acting nomination even though it has like 4,000 characters. Sad!
5. Greta Gerwig
Gerwig’s film Lady Bird pulled out a win for best picture, but but she wasn’t even nominated for Best Director. Natalie Portman pointed out that all the nominees were men, and Greta’s exclusion is a damn shame and proof that Hollywood has not even come close to achieving gender equality.
6. ‘The Crown’
Last year at the Globes, Netflix’s royal drama won big, but this year they basically ignored it and gave the big awards to The Handmaid’s Tale instead. Tbh we can’t really argue with this, but Netflix is definitely putting some pins in their Hulu voodoo doll. Let’s just hope that The Handmaid’s Tale continues to only win awards for Best TV Drama and not Best Documentary.
7. Actors Of Color
Sterling K. Brown and Aziz Ansari brought some diversity to the TV awards, but pasty white people went 6 for 6 in the film acting categories. Not a great look, Hollywood Foreign Press.
8. Reese Witherspoon
Okay, so Reese still had a great night, but it can’t feel great to lose every major award to Nicole Kidman, even if she is your best friend. It’s like when you go out with a friend who rolls up to the pregame looking objectively better than you. You’re happy for her, but you’re also definitely going to get drunk and send at least one shady table text about how “annoying” she’s being. It’s only natural.
This might not so much be a snub as it is serious shade, but irregardless, when Giuliana Rancic asked Debra Messing why she was wearing black, Debra really let her have it. She said she was wearing black “to thank and honor the brave whistleblowers who came forward to share their stories of harassment and assault and discrimination.” But then she really honed in on the E! network, saying, “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts. I mean, I miss Catt Sadler.” And she did this all while being interviewed live by E! Yeah. We are not worthy.
Debra Messing drags E! (while being interviewed on E!): “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believing in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts” pic.twitter.com/HF3B2uhwtF
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 7, 2018
10. Sexual Predators
Aaaaaand none for Harvey Weinstein, bye!!