There were no surprises when the 75th Golden Globes nominations were announced Monday morning in Beverly Hills, unless you call it a surprise that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association stayed within its comfort zone.
That the HPFA didn’t nominate any women directors isn’t surprising, though it does make you take it less seriously. Greta Gerwig, whose “Lady Bird” has drawn universal praise; Patty Jenkins, whose “Wonder Woman” was not only a big hit but the best big-action movie of the year; and Dee Rees with her well-liked “Mudbound” were left off the list.
Perennial nominee Ridley Scott, who had to show the group a last-minute rough cut of his film “All the Money in the World” with Kevin Spacey removed, got in.
“All the Money,” however, did not get a nomination in the best drama category, and neither did Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour.”
Considered a shoo-in for the best comedy or musical slot, “The Big Sick,” lost out on a spot to either “The Disaster Artist,” “I, Tonya” or “The Greatest Showman.” Disney’s massive hit “Beauty and the Beast” didn’t make it, either. “Get Out” was a sure thing in the category, although there is a dispute about that film is it even being a comedy. Its creator, Jordan Peele, doesn’t think so.
On the male best acting side there was nothing unexpected with a number of heavyweights – Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington – taking slots. Up-and-comer Timothée Chalamet for “Call Me By Your Side” joined them. He was also in “Lady Bird.”
For female best actors, it was a solid group of five but might have been nice to see Gal Gadot as “Wonder Woman” squeeze in as an acknowledgment of the film and a terrific performance.
On the comedy or musical side, Kumail Nanjiani was left off the male actors list for “The Big Sick.” He also co-wrote the funny and heartfelt film, which was totally ignored (which led him to write a funny tweet in…