2023 Golden Globe Nominations: 5 Snubs and Surprises

Jenna Ortega in "Wednesday"
Jenna Ortega in "Wednesday"

The Golden Globes nominations are finally out, with The Banshees of Inisherin leading the pack with eight nods. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made some pretty great choices this year, but they also caught us off guard with several major snubs and surprises.

Snub: Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise proved that big action blockbusters can still earn big bucks and attract people to movie theaters with Top Gun: Maverick, but it wasn’t enough to earn him the best actor nomination.

Surprise: Ana de Armas – Blonde

Given the bad reception that Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde has received, we didn’t really expect Ana de Armas to be nominated for any major awards this season.

Snub: Female Directors

Zero female directors received nominations at this year’s Golden Globes and the absence of Sarah Polley’s Women Talking and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King is the most glaring.

Snub: Till

Danielle Deadwyler’s performance as Emmett Till’s grieving mother in Till sparked major Oscar buzz and the film’s omission at this year’s Golden Globes proves that the HFPA still has a long way to go in terms of diversity.

Surprise: Wednesday

It’s only been a few weeks since Wednesday came out and made quite a splash on Netflix and the teen fantasy series was so addictive that it even managed to win over the HFPA.