This year’s Golden Globes were full of surprises and snubs: from “Get Out”, to “Baby Driver”, to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, 2017 was a year full of fantastic films, television and outstanding performances. And while they can’t all be winners, some snubs stung a little, and some winners surprised even more. Here are 5 surprises and snubs from the 2018 Golden Globes.
#5: Snub: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
This up and coming star’s breakout performance garnered a lot of buzz this year, many praising his portrayal of 17-year-old Elio Perlman as an unparalleled coming of age story. However, his star was overlooked in favour of Gary Oldman’s Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour”. While Oldman’s chops as an actor are certainly more established, we’d hoped to see some new blood praised for an outstanding performance in a film as important as “Call Me By Your Name”.
#4: Surprise: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” cleaned up at the Golden Globes this year, to the surprise, and chagrin, of many; taking home awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture Best Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. The film has been the subject of much controversy: many have stated that while it’s portrayal of a female lead is a significant one; its thoughtless representation of race leaves much to be desired. Meanwhile, left in the lurch was Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece “The Shape of Water”, which only went home with awards for Best Director and Best Original Score.
#3: Snub: “Baby Driver”
Not only does it still sting that Edward Wright failed to snag a nomination for his directorial efforts in 2017’s “Baby Driver”, Ansel Elgort’s unprecedented performance as the enigmatic Baby went sadly unrewarded. While the competition was stiff, and James Franco’s depiction of Tommy Wiseau in the critically acclaimed “The Disaster Artist” was certainly worthy of the accolade, this snub hurts. The film failed to receive any awards, to the disappointment of many fans.
#2: Surprise: “This Is Me”, “The Greatest Showman”
Last year’s winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“LaLaLand”) were once again rewarded for their song writing efforts, this time in “The Greatest Showman”. While it seemed unlikely that this tune would snag the award for Best Original Song, since the category was filled with stars to choose from, in retrospect it makes sense that the only entry from a musical would take home this honour.
#1: Snub: “Get Out”
After Jordan Peele’s directorial debut garnered praise for being the best film of the 2017, his masterpiece was passed over at the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. While Lady Bird was certainly deserving of the accolade, many felt that Peele’s film didn’t receive as much praise as it deserved at the Globes, as he failed to be nominated in the director’s category, and Daniel Kaluuya’s stunning performance went unrecognized in favour of James Franco’s Tommy Wiseau. We hope Peele fares better come Oscars season, but it isn’t looking good.
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