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Golden Globes snubs & surprises

Golden Globe nominations announced

Mel Gibson came in from the cold with Hacksaw Ridge, but Martin Scorsese's passion project Silence was shut out, and animation Finding Dory was lost in the crowd when the Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday.

Multiple nominations for musical romance La La Land, black coming-of-age drama Moonlight and tragedy Manchester By The Sea were expected.

But some other choices and omissions by the Golden Globe's organisers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were more surprising.

Director Scorsese's personal project Silence, about missionaries in Japan in the 17th century, was ignored.

US actor Tom Hanks, usually an awards season favourite, was overlooked for his role as US airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger in the movie Sully.


Fences, the movie version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, failed to get best drama or director nods, although its stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were nominated and are considered front runners for acting awards.

Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory, the well reviewed and hugely successful box-office sequel to Finding Nemo, was shut out of the animated movie field, while little-known My Life As A Zucchini was nominated.

Hidden Figures, the unsung story of three female African-American mathematicians crucial to NASA's early space missions, got just two nominations for original score and supporting actress Octavia Spencer.

Hip-hop family drama Empire, one of the most-watched shows on television, did not receive any nominations. Michael Shannon was widely expected to be recognised for his supporting actor work on psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals, but the spot went to English actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Lucas Hedges, the breakout young star of Manchester By The Sea, was not among the film's five nominations.

Director Gibson, shunned by Hollywood since launching a drunken anti-Semitic rant in 2006, is the season's comeback story with his war movie, Hacksaw Ridge, scoring nominations for best director, best drama film and best actor in a drama for English actor Andrew Garfield.

They were Gibson's first Golden Globe nods since 2001.

Sarah Jessica Parker's return to TV with Divorce had few reviewers laughing but got a best comedy actress nod.

Cold War TV spy series The Americans finally brought Golden Globe recognition for its leads, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, after four seasons.

Newcomer Issa Rae got a TV comedy best actress nod in the first season of her girlfriend show Insecure.

Comedy movie Florence Foster Jenkins got more acting nominations than any other film: for Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. - REUTERS

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