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The 2017 Golden Globes: the biggest surprises and snubs from this year's nominations

Looking at this year's nominations, from The Big Sick getting shut out to Ridley Scott's last-minute submission.

Looking at this year's nominees, from The Big Sick getting shut out to Ridley Scott's last-minute submission.

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Awards season is gearing up and film and TV fans got a taste of it this morning with the release of the Golden Globe nominations. Guillermo Del Toro's fantasy drama, The Shape of Water, leads with seven nominations, with The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan all following suit. For the full list of nominations, go to the Golden Globes website

As with every year, there were some surprises and some very notable snubs. Below are some of the biggest things we took away from the list of nominees. Share with us your biggest surprise or snub on Twitter at @cbcradioq


Snub: Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele

Touted as two of this year's best directors by critics, Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig and Get Out's Jordan Peele earned nominations for their respective films, but struck out in the best director category. It's a glaring omission made all the more outrageous by the fact that the category is stacked with predominately white males directors including Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott.

Surprise: All the Money in the World

Scott's highly-anticipated film, All the Money in the World, has been plagued with controversy in recent months due to the revelations surrounding actor Kevin Spacey's sexual misconducts with younger men. Spacey starred in this film, but in light of these allegations, Scott decided to cut the actor out and re-shoot the film with Christopher Plummer. With all its reworking, though, the film's release has been pushed to Christmas day, and with the film only being completed in recent weeks, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't get to spend much time with it. That said, they certainly seemed to like it, giving it three nominations including one for Plummer's last-minute performance. 

Snub: The Big Sick

Despite all the praise it's been getting since its mid-year release, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's rom-com tale, The Big Sick, was completely shut out of the Golden Globes this year. Instead, the comedy/musical categories were dominated by films like Lady Bird, Get Out, I, Tonya, The Disaster Artist and the upcoming Hugh Jackman film, The Greatest Showman.

Surprise: Out with the old, in with the new

Many Golden Globes TV favourites were left out of the nominations this year, with no recognition going to Veep or Transparent, and Game of Thrones only getting one nomination. In its place are first-time nominations for 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford, SMILF's Frankie Shaw, and The Young Pope's Jude Law. In the limited series categories, Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan predictably scored the most nominations, but Jessica Biel's thriller, The Sinner, was a welcome surprise with two nominations.

Snub: Twin Peaks

While Kyle MacLachlan scored a nomination for best performance by an actor in a limited series, David Lynch's triumphant return to TV failed to garner more nominations. It's a show that is topping many year-end lists so it's definitely curious to see it more or less absent from the Golden Globes. (Another year-end topper that has always failed to get awards attention: The Leftovers.)

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