The Biggest Surprise of the Golden Globe Nominations

by Michael Hunley. 0 Comments

The Golden Globe nominations were announced today, and for an awards group that is notoriously and proudly corrupt (NEVA 4GET Pia Zadora-gate), this year’s batch was remarkably … coherent? No, that’s not the right word. Let’s just say they made some good choices, such as surprising but well-deserved nods for flicks “Her” and “Nebraska,” actors Greta Gerwig and Sally Hawkins, and TV programs “Masters of Sex” and “Top of the Lake.” But then you get to the Best Supporting Actress in a film category …

There’s the aforementioned Hawkins, newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, veteran character actress June Squibb, Hollywood “It” girl Jennifer Lawrence and … Julia Roberts?!? B-b-but wait a minute, wait a minute … WHERE’S OPRAH!?!

The Mighty O was considered a shoo-in for a nomination — if not the WIN — for her performance in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The film was a big hit, she’s Oprah, she got a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination earlier this week, she’s Oprah, and SHE’S OPRAH! But she — and “The Butler” — were completely snubbed from the Globes. Somewhere, James Frey is cackling himself into a million little pieces.

At least we know what the Hollywood Foreign Press members will be getting from Oprah this Christmas:

She’ll still probably get an Oscar nomination, but what kind of world do we live in when a billionaire media mogul can’t even get a Golden Globe nomination?! I’ll let this collection of Oprah .gifs answer that question:

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