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It's almost time for the 74th Annual , where a handful of deserving artists will take home some very prestigious awards. However, like ever year, Hollywood Foreign Press Association has passed over some worthwhile contenders in its quest to single out the very best in cinema and television from 2016. Below is the list of some of the biggest Golden Globes snubs this year.

Golden Globes Snubs 2017 - Movies

'Hunt For The Wilderpeople'

It's not all that surprising when the major awards ceremonies pass over films from outside Hollywood, but it's a major disappointment that Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople is completely absent from the list of Golden Globes nominees. Meryl Streep may be a goddess, but the memorable and off-kilter comedy of Hunt for the Wilderpeople should have easily beaten out Florence Foster Jenkins in Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. Jonah Hill has his moments, but War Dogs wasn't really one of them, and either Sam Neill (Hec) or Julian Dennison (Ricky) would have been a better choice in the Best Actor category.

'American Honey'

Maybe no one really expected Andrea Arnold's offbeat road movie American Honey to stack up next to emotional heavyweights like Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight, but Riley Keough's vain and manipulative Krystal was wicked enough to merit a Best Supporting Actress nod, and if the Golden Globes had cared to nominate a female director in the Best Director category, Andrea Arnold would have been deserving of that honor.

'Finding Dory'

One of the most highly anticipated animated movies of the year, Finding Dory was praised by critics for its warmth and heart, and seemed more likely to earn a nomination than, say, Sing. The heartwarming sequel to Finding Nemo might not have been on the same level as its Academy Award-winning predecessor, but it was still a surprise to see it completely absent from the list of nominations, especially since the addition of of Best Animated Feature category (Finding Nemo was nominated for a Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy in 2004).


The critical reception for Sully was lukewarm enough that it should come as no surprise to see the movie absent from the Best Picture category. However, the shock came when both star Tom Hanks and director Clint Eastwood were absent from the Best Actor and Best Director categories, respectively.


Fences wasn't snubbed completely, since Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor and Viola Davis for Best Supporting actress. However, it's absence from Best Motion Picture - Drama is perplexing since critics seemed to agree that it was a stronger film than Lion. And Mel Gibson beating out Denzel Washington for a Best Director nom is simply absurd.

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Golden Globes Snubs 2017 - TV

'Orange Is the New Black'

While Season 4 of Netflix's prison drama Orange Is The New Black might not have done as well with the critics as it has in the past, it was still strange to see it snubbed entirely. It wouldn't have been too far off to expect another Best Supporting Actress nod for Uzo Aduba (Suzanne) or a first-time nomination for Samira Wiley (Poussey).

'Broad City'

Where is the love for Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's priceless comedy Broad City? The Comedy Central web series has always been a hit with fans and critics alike, and Season 3 was the best of the best. It was a shame to see it still missing as a contender for Best Television Series - Musical/Comedy.

'Mr. Robot'

Rami Malek is representing Mr. Robot in the category of Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama, and Christian Slater also got a Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series - Drama nod, but the show itself could have easily rivaled newcomers Stranger Things or the Crown.

'Silicon Valley'

HBO's Silicon Valley has been a favorite with critics since its beginning in 2014, and received nominations for both its first and second seasons. It's odd to see it snubbed completely in Season 3.

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT on NBC.


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