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Golden Globes 2017 Film Surprises and Snubs: ‘Deadpool,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and 7 More Sudden Twists

Golden Globes 2017 Film Surprises and Snubs: ‘Deadpool,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and 7 More Sudden Twists

It was no great surprise to see that “La La Land” continued barreling through awards season on Golden Globes nomination morning by standing out in seven categories, and naturally “Moonlight” landed a strong showing as well.

But the Hollywood Foreign Press is a quirky organization that can act in surprising ways that sometimes reflect smart campaigning — and other times simply speak to the idiosyncratic nature of the organization. Here are some of the contenders that caught us off-guard.

Read More: Golden Globes 2017 Full Film Nominations List, ‘La La Land’ Leads Nominations With Seven Nods

Farewell, “Fences”?

Denzel Washington’s lively adaptation of the August Wilson play was considered a major contender for Best Drama because…well, it’s a beloved August Wilson play directed by Denzel Washington and featuring a top-notch cast, exactly the sort of material the HFPA seems likely to reward in big ways. But the film only landed two nominations,

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