Biggest 2017 Golden Globes Nominations Snubs

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 13 Dec 2016

Find out who was left off the list of this year's Golden Globe nominations. — Michael Rosser

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Kit Harington in Game of Thrones (2011)

Snub: Kit Harington, "Game of Thrones"

As Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones," Kit Harington delivered jaw-dropping drama in the HBO fantasy series, not least in epic episode "Battle of the Bastards," which boasts a staggering 9.9/10 rating on IMDb. But Lena Headey was the only cast member to secure an acting nomination from the show’s cast this year. The show also has a nod for Best Television Series - Drama.

Tom Hanks in Sully (2016)

Snub: Tom Hanks, Sully

Four-time Golden Globe winner Tom Hanks is out of the running this year. His role as heroic pilot Chesley Sullenberger in the true story of Sully was expected to garner recognition from the HFPA. But Clint Eastwood’s film based on the "Miracle on the Hudson" did not secure a single nomination.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Walking Dead (2010)

Snub: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, "The Walking Dead"

After years of being passed over by the Globes, "The Walking Dead" had its best shot yet with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s performance as the charismatic and terrifying villain Negan. But, once again, the show was snubbed across the board. The actor picked up this year’s Critic’s Choice award for the role.

Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramírez in Gold (2016)

Snub: Matthew McConaughey, Gold

Matthew McConaughey, who won the Globe in 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club, has been overlooked this year for his role as an ambitious businessman who literally strikes gold. In fact, the only chance Gold will walk away with gold is with Best Original Song – Motion Picture for a number co-written by Iggy Pop.

Shin'ya Tsukamoto and Andrew Garfield in Silence (2016)

Snub: Silence

Martin Scorsese’s spiritual epic has been totally overlooked by the HFPA, despite expectations around Best Director and Best Motion Picture. It is also a snub to Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield, the two actors who play 17th century Jesuit priests on the hunt for their mentor in Japan. Garfield, however, has secured a nod for his role in war drama Hacksaw Ridge.

Ellen DeGeneres and Ed O'Neill in Finding Dory (2016)

Snub: Finding Dory

Despite leading this year’s U.S. box office, Finding Dory did not net a Golden Globe nomination. Pixar, the studio behind the animated hit, was on a winning streak when the Best Animated Feature Film award was introduced in 2006, claiming the Golden Globe five years in a row. But the studio's fortunes have not been as consistent in recent years -- although Pixar did win at the last Globes with Inside Out. The snub may be even more disappointing for the studio when considering that predecessor Finding Nemo was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical in 2004.

Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Jayne Atkinson, Derek Cecil, and Paul Sparks in House of Cards (2013)

Snub: "House of Cards"

The political drama has been dealt a bad hand this year by the HFPA, with not a single nomination in the deck. The Netflix series saw actors Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey win actor Globes in 2014 and 2015 respectively, with Wright securing her third nomination for the drama last year. This year, it’s a bust.

Taraji P. Henson in Empire (2015)

Snub: Taraji P. Henson

The actress, who won a Golden Globe last year, was overlooked this time around despite starring in two seemingly strong contenders. Not only was she passed over for her role as a 1960s NASA mathematician in Hidden Figures but also for her part as the hard-nosed Cookie Lyon in "Empire," a show that also missed out on a single nomination.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences (2016)

Snub: Denzel Washington, Fences

Washington has picked up his eighth Globes nomination for his performance in Fences, the 1950s race relations drama based on the play by the late August Wilson. But he was crucially overlooked for his role as director of the film, which was also shut out of the Best Motion Picture race. Fences' second nomination was for actress Viola Davis.

Jane Krakowski, Ellie Kemper, and Tituss Burgess in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Snub: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

This Netflix comedy from the creators of "30 Rock" has racked up nominations at the Emmys for the past two years. But the show and its stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, and Jane Krakowski were once again totally overlooked by the HFPA following its second season.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Franco Vega in Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Snubs: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Dark drama Nocturnal Animals picked up a trio of nominations, with Tom Ford recognized for his work as director and screenwriter, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for his supporting role. But, surprisingly, the powerful performances of both Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon were overlooked.

Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train (2016)

Snub: Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

The British actress has previously secured four nominations and one win at the Globes – in 2007 for her supporting role in TV movie "Gideon’s Daughter" – but was overlooked this year for her multi-faceted performance in mystery thriller The Girl on the Train.

Carly Chaikin in Mr. Robot (2015)

Snub: "Mr. Robot"

After winning the Globe for Best Television Series – Drama last year, the hacker series has been shut out of the category this time around. However, Christian Slater will get a chance to repeat his win last year while co-star Rami Malek has also been nominated for his performance.

Thomas Middleditch in Silicon Valley (2014)

Snub: "Silicon Valley"

The HBO comedy series has been nominated for Best Television Series for the past two years. But this time around, its chances crashed with not a single nod.