The Golden Globe Nominations Have Already Raised A Few Eyebrows

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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The highly anticipated nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards were announced Dec. 12, and the nods and snubs alike are already raising a few eyebrows.

The Golden Globes faced scrutiny back in 2021 for accusations of shady ethical practices, but the broadcast has since had a makeover. All eyes were on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to see who would receive a nomination this time around, but there’s already been some raised eyebrows about the organization’s choices.

For yet another year, there weren’t any women nominees to be found in the “Best Director — Motion Picture” category, leaving many fans to wonder if that day will ever come.

Celebrations started early for the cast of “Babylon,” who saw a slew of nominations compared to the less-than-impressive amount of nods given to “Women Talking.” One of the most talked-about snubs has to do with Will Smith, whose name has rolled off many tongues in relation to awards ceremonies in 2022. The actor didn’t pick up a single nomination for his work in “Emancipation.”

Interestingly, Brendan Fraser, who previously said he won’t attend the ceremony even if he is nominated, was indeed nominated for his performance in “The Whale.” Fraser accused Philip Berk, former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, of groping him in 2003, according to Vanity Fair. (RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence’s Woke B*tching Was So False, Variety Had To Delete It)

The Golden Globes also seemed to ignore the fact that Tom Cruise single-handedly saved the art of watching movies in theaters since releasing “Top Gun: Maverick.” Apparently being part of a box office hit of historic proportions wasn’t enough to score Cruise a nomination.

He’s in good company, though. Acclaimed new shows “Yellowjackets” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” were also left sitting idle without any chance to pick up some hardware.

Danielle Deadwyler’s work in “Till” and Jennifer Lawrence’s role in “Causeway” had fans buzzing with excitement, but the Globes left them by the wayside, too.

Harry Styles fans will be disappointed to discover he was not nominated for “My Policeman.” In a strange twist, Julia Roberts was nominated for what fans think was the wrong choice. “Ticket to Paradise” was a box office hit that saw Roberts star opposite George Clooney, but that wasn’t the work she was recognized for. Roberts received a nomination for “Gaslit,” instead.

Sarah Jessica Parker was also notably overlooked for “And Just Like That…,” the sequel to the iconic “Sex and the City” series.