Golden Globe Snubs: 'Hidden Figures,' 'Stranger Things,' HBO Shut Out as 'Moonlight,' 'Manchester by the Sea' Win One Each
Other films and TV shows shut out at Sunday night's awards ceremony include 'Lion,' 'Deadpool,' 'Westworld,' 'Game of Thrones' and 'This Is Us.'
Sunday night's Golden Globe awards was all about La La Land, with Damien Chazelle's L.A.-set musical winning a record seven awards. But a number of other multiple nominees weren't as lucky. Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea, which went into the evening with six and five nominations each, respectively, only one won award apiece. To be fair, the prizes they did take home were big ones: best motion picture drama for Moonlight and best actor in a motion picture drama for Manchester's Casey Affleck. Experts had Moonlight also winning either best supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) or best screenplay, with Manchester tapped as the nominee that should win for screenplay and best motion picture drama.
Four-time nominees Florence Foster Jenkins and Lion were shut out as were three-time nominees Hacksaw Ridge and Hell or High Water. A number of two-time nominees also failed to take home any gold on Sunday, with 20th Century Women, Arrival, Moana, Loving, Sing and Deadpool failing to win either of the awards for which they were nominated.
Also shut out was 20th Century Fox's two-time nominee Hidden Figures, which also suffered the additional indignity of having the movie's name misstated as "Hidden Fences," an amalgam of the titles of the film about African-American women working at NASA and Denzel Washington's Fences, which received two nominations and supporting actress nominee Viola Davis won one. Washington also received shout-outs from Affleck and Moonlight's Barry Jenkins. Presenter Michael Keaton mangled Hidden Figures' name, calling it "Hidden Fences," when he named Figures' best supporting actress nominee Octavia Spencer. The flub came after NBC's Jenna Bush Hager, on the network's Golden Globes pre-show, also referred to the movie by the same title. "Hidden Fences" was trending on Twitter after Keaton's flub on Sunday night.
On the TV side, HBO, despite receiving a leading 14 nominations, was shut out, with none of its nominations translating into wins. HBO shows with multiple nominations but no wins include The Night Of, Westworld, Veep and Game of Thrones. Other multinominated series that failed to win any awards include Transparent, American Crime, The Americans, Mozart in the Jungle, Mr. Robot and This Is Us, airing on Globes home NBC, and Netflix's summer sensation Stranger Things, which did get a shout-out in the ceremony's La La Land-inspired opener.
And despite The People v. O.J. Simpson's two awards, continuing to collect trophies after its strong showing at the 2016 Emmys, none of the male actors for the limited series won the awards for which they were nominated.