20 Golden Globes Nominations Snubs and Surprises, From ‘Bridgerton’ to Jared Leto (Photos)

Jennifer Maas, Brian Welk, Jeremy Fuster and Reid Nakamura
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The nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Wednesday, revealing a list of several expected movies, TV shows and actors and actresses who will be competing for statues at the ceremony on Feb. 28. But there were also a few twists in terms of who snuck into the bunch, and who didn’t get a nod from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Click through TheWrap’s gallery here to see the list of snubs and surprises in the 2021 Golden Globe nominees.

Surprise — Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”: Perhaps champions of this provocative thriller aren’t surprised it has now stepped forward in the awards race, but it wasn’t a guarantee that the HFPA would embrace a film so relentless in confronting a topic that Hollywood and society in general has swept under the rug for so long. But now that it has, Fennell, along with long-standing frontrunners Chloe Zhao and Regina King, have made the Best Director category a female-majority field for the first time in Globes history.

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Snub: Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors, “Lovecraft Country” — While HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” got a well-deserved nomination for best drama series, lead actors Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett, who dazzled audiences as Atticus and Leti in Season 1 of the sci-fi series, didn’t get their due.

Snub: Eric Kripke’s raunchy superhero series received rave reviews for its second season among critics and fans alike, which experts thought might lead to a nod for the Amazon show in the drama category and possibly noms for Homelander actor Antony Starr, too. But the genre series was shutout of this year’s noms.

Surprise — “Music” for Best Comedy/Musical: Sia’s musical about a recovered drug dealer and her autistic half-sister got tepid reviews from critics, but the HFPA has been known for embracing stories the critics don’t. “Music” is the beneficiary of this trend, beating out more acclaimed comedies like “On The Rocks.”

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