Golden Globes

The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time  

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List Rules Any film, TV show, actor, or actress recognized as being exceptional that did not get nominated for a Golden Globe award. Anything added to the list should have a huge fan base or have won other awards.

It used to be that the Golden Globes was a fairly accurate indicator for the Oscars. More and more, that’s not true as the two awards show giants seem to have broken up. But even beyond this parting of ways, there have been best actors that didn’t win a Golden Globes, best films that didn’t win Golden Globes, and simply no love in the form of a statue for Betty White. Many of these offensive Golden Golden Globe snubs are maddening enough to make us want to storm the bar over at the Beverly Hilton and shake some sense into someone. And then clap Ricky Gervais on the back for all of those mean (but true) barbs.

The biggest Golden Globe snubs feel personal, but it just may the Hollywood Foreign Press Association really thought Bugsy was a much better film than Silence of the Lambs (which was nominated, but lost). Or that Sissy Spacek was forgettable in Carrie or that True Grit wasn't such a great movie after all.

Maybe the HFPA watches films and TV shows through a thick cigarette haze and international whimsy Americans just don’t get. And then there are the strangest Golden Globe snubs. The Coen brothersTrue Grit wasn’t even given a fine how do you do as one one of the best movies that didn’t win Golden Globes. But surely it was better than Black Swan? Surely.

If you’re stewing over this year’s biggest Golden Globe snubs, this list might take the sting out. Robert De Niro. Robbed. Lisa Kudrow. Never recognized. Even the iconic Mary Tyler Moore show joins the best TV shows that didn’t win Golden Globes list. What? You say! We know!

Which of these Golden Globes snubs gets your golden goat the most? Upvote it and toss back a gimlet with us. We’ll be over here stewing over those best actors that didn’t win a Golden Globe in the bar across the street.
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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, 1995
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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Actor in a Drama, 1974 (The Godfather: Part II)
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama in 2008
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Sissy Spacek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama in 1976 (Carrie)
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nomination for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, 2002 (Catch Me If You Can)
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Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, 1992 (My Cousin Vinny)
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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama in 1978
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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1976 (Taxi Driver)
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Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (Friends)
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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama in 2011 (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1974 (Godfather II)
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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama in 1973
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Wasn’t nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical past 1989
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Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2001
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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, 2008 (The Reader)
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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1967 (Bonnie and Clyde)
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best TV Series - Drama, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Midnight Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama in 1969
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Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama in 1981
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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2011
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Nominated several times, but never won for Best TV Show - Comedy / Musical throughout its run in the ‘70s
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Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Actress in 1985 (Sweet Dreams)
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Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Golden Globes Snubs of All Time
Not nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, 1998 (Life Is Beautiful)