2022 Golden Globes: Snubs and Surprises That Got Everyone Talking

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in
Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in "Only Murders in the Building"

The list of nominees for the Golden Globes is in, with Belfast and The Power of the Dog leading the way. HFPA chose some worthy contenders to compete for the top prizes at the upcoming ceremony, but we were pretty surprised by some of their choices this time around.

Surprise: Snoop Dog

The biggest surprise that HFPA had in store came at the very beginning of the nomination announcement when Snoop Dog stepped out to declare the contenders.

Snub: Selena Gomez

Steve Martin and Martin Short both received acting nods for Only Murders in the Building. Selena Gomez was left out, which is quite a shocker since HFPA has a habit of nominating big-name contenders.

Surprise: Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest ode to San Fernando Valley fully deserves all the praise it’s getting, but it was pretty surprising to see newcomers Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman get their acting nods.

Snub: WandaVision

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen received Golden Globe nods for their work on WandaVision, but that wasn’t the case with their co-star Kathryn Hahn—or the series itself.

Surprise: Foreign Shows

Netflix projects received 17 nods for Golden Globes this year, and its foreign series—including Lupin and Squid Game—had a surprisingly good showing.

Snub: Matthew Macfadyen

Succession topped the list of nominees in TV categories, but the absence of Matthew Macfadyen is pretty jarring because most fans of the show would agree he’s the MVP of the latest season.