Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. turned their backs on many old favorites with this year’s Golden Globe film nominations. And they also snubbed performances that had been endorsed by other precursor prizes. VIEW GALLERY
Globe voters denied Johnny Depp (“The Rum Diary”) his tenth Best Comedy/Musical Actor bid. While that film didn’t win over the critics, it was not reviled as was “The Tourist” last year. Yet Depp did contend at the Globes for that one.
Four-time nominee Cameron Diaz couldn’t entice Globe voters with her saucy, sexy role in “Bad Teacher.” And two-time contender Keira Knightley was left out of the supporting race for her risky role in “A Dangerous Method.”
While none of those three figured at other awards, pity poor Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids“) and Armie Hammer (“J. Edgar“). They both reaped SAG bids but were snubbed by the Globes for their supporting turns. Adding to this insult was that their films’ leading performers — Kristen Wiig and Leonardo DiCaprio respectively — were recognized by the Globes.
Two Oscar hopefuls — “The Tree of Life” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” — were shut out entirely at the Globes. “Tree of Life” helmer Terrence Malick had won Best Director from LAFCA while “Extremely Loud” boasts an award-winning pedigree with a cast that includes Oscar champs Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock as well as screen veteran Max Von Sydow being directed by three-time Oscar nominee (Stephen Daldry) from a script by Oscar champ Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”).