DiCaprio and Coens among Golden Globe snubs
Updated: 2010-12-16 07:49
LOS ANGELES - The nominees for the 68th annual Golden Globes are all celebrating. Here's a list of key names who were left out when nominations were announced Tuesday.
Despite six prior Globes nominations and a best drama actor win for 2004's "The Aviator," Leonardo DiCaprio was shut out for both "Shutter Island" and "Inception," despite the latter film garnering four total nominations.
"TRUE GRIT" AND THE COEN BROTHERS
The Oscar campaign for the Coen brothers' December 22 release "True Grit" hit a major speed bump after being completely blanked by Globes voters. The Coens got a best picture nomination in 2008 for "No Country for Old Men" but lost to "Atonement" before winning the big prize at the Oscars.
ROBERT DUVALL IN 'GET LOW'
Duvall's much-lauded performance in "Get Low" garnered no recognition despite his four previous Globes acting wins dating back to 1979's "Apocalypse Now."
Eastwood has a long relationship with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; he was even given the group's Cecil B. DeMille honor for lifetime achievement in 1988. But "Hereafter" scored zero nominations. Even last year's "Invictus" scored him a best director recognition.
MARK RUFFALO IN "THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT"
Ruffalo has been a frontrunner for supporting actor recognition. Yet even with the category split into comedy and drama, Ruffalo's comedic performance in "The Kids Are All Right" didn't score a Globes nomination.
JAVIER BARDEM IN 'BIUTIFUL'
Globes voters have a tradition of recognizing foreign-born actors. But JBardem, who won for supporting actor for "No Country for Old Men" in 2008, was snubbed for his performance in "Biutiful," which was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival.
LESLEY MANVILLE IN 'ANOTHER YEAR'
Many expected Manville to score a nomination for her lauded performance in Mike Leigh's "Another Year." But unlike Sally Hawkins, who won a best comedy actress Globe in 2009 for Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky," Manville was ignored. And, for that matter, so was Hawkins' latest performance in "Made in Dagenham."
"127 HOURS" DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE
Boyle failed to score a best director nomination, and "127 Hours" came up short in the best picture drama race, despite winning for director for 2008's "Slumdog Millionaire."
"THE TOWN" DIRECTOR BEN AFFLECK
Despite its penchant for nominating big stars (see Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp nods for "The Tourist"), Affleck was snubbed as director and actor for "The Town," despite some of the best reviews of his career. The film's Jeremy Renner did score a supporting actor nomination.
ROMAN POLANSKI'S "THE GHOST WRITER"
The film was completely shut out. Even though Polanski won the best director Oscar for 2002's "The Pianist," Globes voters haven't nominated him since 1979's "Tess."
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