A shocking list of nominees includes some stunning exclusions as well as a few surprising inclusions.
In a year where big and small screen releases were often blurred due to short theatrical runs and straight-to-streaming flicks, the Golden Globes has the opportunity to level the playing field as one of the few honors bestowed to film and television efforts alike.
While there were many accolades for stars across all screens when 2022 Golden Globes nominations were made Monday morning it quickly became apparent that there are some major winners and losers long before the trophies are distributed.
Check out who made it to the top despite receiving rave reviews.
The biggest surprise of nomination day was when Snoop Dogg, a 50-year old rapper, songwriter, and actor, took to the stage to announce the nominees. He also mispronounced the name of one star.
However, it was unclear if he was giving the nod for Ben Aff-Leck, or Been Afffleck. Even that nomination came as a surprise.
Two films could have put Affleck in the same category, the supporting roles in Ridley Scott’s historical drama “The Last Duel” and George Clooney’s coming-of age drama “The Tender Bar”. The former was a big hit with critics but a failure at the box office. The latter, however, has received a mixed critical response and has not even been released yet.
This is the kind of situation that can split a voting body and lead no nomination. But in the case the star at 49, he was nominated for his role in “The Tender Bar.”
While some actors may not get their dues in big nominations for their long careers, it’s not something Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman (son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) have to worry about.
Both first-time film stars, who star alongside one another in “Licorice Pizza”, received best acting nominations.
Jennifer Coolidge (60), a beloved comedy character actor, is on the opposite end of the surprise nomination spectrum. Her work in films such as “American Pie”, “Best in Show”, and “Legally Blonde” has earned her a loyal following, as well as her appearances in many TV shows.
The nomination for Golden Globe she received for her role as a supporting actor in HBO’s satirical series “The White Lotus” was her first in her 28-year history.
Not all of Monday’s shockers were worthy of congratulations. Some stars received nominations that no one expected, but others who appeared to be shoo-ins weren’t on the list.
Lady Gaga, for example, was nominated in the “House of Gucci” biographical crime drama for her stylish performance as PatriziaReggiani. However, the rest of the star-studded cast was left out.
This includes a list Hollywood heavy hitters like Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons as well as Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Gaga’s lead man, and Jared Leto.
The Marvel spinoff WandaVision, which Elizabeth Olsen played Wanda, aka Scarlet Witch in the 2021 Marvel TV series, was a hit. She received a nomination. What about the supporting actor who played the role that made WandaVision a fan favorite?
Kathryn Hahn was nominated for an Emmy and two MTV Movie & TV Awards. She played Agatha Harkness in the Emmys. , the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that runs the Golden Globes, ignored her.
And lastly, while it came as no surprise to see comedy greats Steve Martin and Martin Short both get nods for their parts in Hulu’s mystery “Only Murders in the Building,” there was an obvious omission when it came to their partner-in-crime-podcasts.
Selena Gomez, a comedian who is just as good as her veteran co-stars in comedy, was not mentioned in the nominations roundup.