Golden Globe Nominations 2018 Snubs: Jordan Peele, 'Stranger Things' and More

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If the Golden Globes nominations are being announced, you know there will be puzzlers and slights galore. And that held true when this year's list of nominees were revealed early Monday morning on NBC by Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone.

Many of the expected contenders got nominations: Big Little Lies and The Post both came away with six nominations and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water got seven. With movies and TV divided into drama and musical or comedy, there's more wealth to spread around in the acting categories, but also more opportunity for head scratchers

Will & Grace surprisingly came away with two nominations (for Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance By An Actor for Eric McCormack), despite the reboot series' lukewarm critical reception this year. The hit Netflix series Stranger Things also picked up two nominations—Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for David Harbour. But the young stars, the very reason people watch the show, were ignored.

Meanwhile, the critically acclaimed The Good Place got zip, which was awkward for its star, Bell, who was a presenter for the nominations. But she wasn't alone. Laura Linney didn't get nominated for the dark thriller Ozark, though her co-star, Jason Bateman, did.

Good surprises include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, which netted two nominations—impressive given the Amazon show is just one season deep—and Katherine Langford, the 21-year-old star of the teen drama 13 Reasons Why, who scored a nod for best actress.

And then there are the oddball choices that always crop up at the Golden Globes. This year, the most puzzling nominee is Jane Campion's critically-slammed Sundance Channel series Top of the Lake: China Girl, which was nominated in the Best Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television category.

There were plenty of shockers in the film categories, too. Get Out and Lady Bird each received nominations for Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, yet Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig received nothing for their acclaimed directorial debuts. And 7-year-old Brooklyn Prince, who broke out so spectacularly inThe Florida Project, was also overlooked. (Her co-star, Willem Dafoe, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.)

The Hollywood Foreign Press, a non-profit organization of entertainment journalist, awards the Golden Globes. It tends to play favorites while not paying as close attention to box office success as the Oscars, which might explain the curious nominations for Judi Dench for Victoria & Abdul, Helen Mirren for The Leisure Seeker and Hugh Jackman for The Greatest Showman (also nominated for Best Picture—Musical or Comedy).

On the other hand, the Foreign Press is also known for making smart discoveries and championing young talent (see Lena Dunham and Girls). That's lucky for Ansel Elgort, the charming getaway driver in Edgar's Wright's caper comedy Baby Driver, who fusty Oscar likely won't notice.

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Jordan Peele speaks onstage during IFP’s 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for IFP

The 75th Annual Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air on January 7 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The network will also air a 75th anniversary special on December 13 at 9 p.m. ET hosted by Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack—and suddenly the sitcom's two Golden Globe nominations suddenly make a lot more sense.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television:

  • Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
  • Jude Law, Young Pope
  • Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
  • Ewan McGregor, Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television:

  • Big Little Lies, HBO
  • Fargo, FX
  • Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
  • The Sinner, USA
  • Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance Channel

Best Comedy Series:

  • Blackish, ABC
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon
  • Master of None, Netflix
  • SMILF, Showtime
  • Will & Grace, NBC

Best Drama Series:

  • The Crown, Netflix
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu
  • Stranger Things, Netflix
  • This is Us, NBC

Best Animated Feature Film:

  • Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series:

  • Pamela Adlon, Better Things
  • Alison Brie, GLOW
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Issa Ray, Insecure
  • Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series:

  • Anthony Anderson, Blackish
  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None
  • Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
  • Erin McCormack, Will & Grace
  • William H. Macy, Shameless

Best Screenplay:

  • The Shape of Water
  • Lady Bird
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Molly's Game

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

  • Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
  • Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

  • Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
  • Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series:

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal , The Deuce
  • Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaids Tale

Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama:

  • Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
  • Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Jason Bateman, Ozark

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

  • Jessica Biel, The Sinner
  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
  • Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

  • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Chrissy Metz, This is Us
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
  • Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

  • Alfred Molina, Feud
  • Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
  • David Thewlis, Fargo
  • David Harbour, Stranger Things
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:

  • Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game
  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Meryl Streep, The Post
  • Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Tom Hanks, The Post
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Hong Chau, Downsizing
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Director – Motion Picture:

  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World
  • Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Picture – Drama:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Picture – Comedy or Musical:

  • The Disaster Artist
  • Get Out
  • The Greatest Showman
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird

Best Original Score:

  • Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
  • John Williams, The Post
  • Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
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