Golden Globe film snubs: ‘Silence’ & ‘Sully’ shut out of Golden Globe nominations

The 2017 Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday morning, December 12, and two major contenders from legendary filmmakers were left out in the cold in the film categories: Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” and Clint Eastwood‘s “Sully” were shut out across the board. Check out the complete list of Golden Globe nominations.

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Scorsese’s “Silence” tells the story of Jesuit missionaries searching for their missing mentor in Japan. It opens in limited release on December 23, and it screened so late that the Critics’ Choice Awards didn’t even have time to see it before their nominations were announced. But “Silence” did recently make the cut on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 10 films of the year.

“Sully,” however, was nominated at the Critics’ Choice Awards, picking up bids for Best Picture and Best Actor (Tom Hanks), but it’s nowhere to be found at these kudos handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Eastwood docudrama is about the “Miracle on the Hudson,” when airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger saved his passengers and crew by executing an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York City in January 2009.

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Scorsese and Eastwood weren’t the only Hollywood legends who were skunked. Also missing from the Globes list is Warren Beatty, who played eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes in the romantic comedy “Rules Don’t Apply.” That film struggled at the box office, but it did manage a Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress nomination for co-star Lily Collins, so Beatty’s absence from the list is even more striking.

Other top films were recognized, but underperformed. “Jackie” earned a nomination for its leading lady Natalie Portman, “Fences” is up for a pair of acting awards for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and “Arrival” contends for its lead actress Amy Adams and its score, but none of them are up for Best Film Drama, Best Director or Best Screenplay.

In the race for Best Animated Feature, Pixar’s “Finding Dory” was surprisingly absent; it’s the sequel to “Finding Nemo” (2003), which actually earned a Globe nom for Best Film Comedy/Musical.

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See some of the other most significant Golden Globe snubs below. And read our report on the Golden Globe film nominees right here.

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Drama
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Jackie”
“Loving”
“Silence”
“Sully”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Drama Actor
Andrew Garfield, “Silence”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nocturnal Animals”
Tom Hanks, “Sully”
Michael Keaton, “The Founder”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Drama Actress
Amy Adams, “Nocturnal Animals”
Emily Blunt, “The Girl on the Train”
Taraji P. Henson, “Hidden Figures”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Passengers”

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NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Comedy/Musical
“Cafe Society”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“The Lobster”
“Love and Friendship”
“Rules Don’t Apply”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor
Warren Beatty, “Rules Don’t Apply”
Don Cheadle, “Miles Ahead”
Russell Crowe, “The Nice Guys”
Robert De Niro, “The Comedian”
Adam Driver, “Paterson”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress
Kate Beckinsale, “Love and Friendship”
Sally Field, “Hello My Name is Doris”
Kristen Stewart, “Cafe Society”
Renee Zellweger, “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Supporting Actor
Kevin Costner, “Hidden Figures”
Ben Foster, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Liam Neeson, “Silence”
Issei Ogata, “Silence”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Film Supporting Actress
Greta Gerwig, “20th Century Women”
Felicity Jones, “A Monster Calls”
Janelle Monae, “Hidden Figures”
Kristen Stewart, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Director
Clint Eastwood, “Sully”
Pablo Larrain, “Jackie”
Jeff Nichols, “Loving”
Martin Scorsese, “Silence”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Screenplay
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Jackie”
“Lion”
“The Lobster”
“Loving”
“Silence”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Animated Feature
“Finding Dory”
“The Red Turtle”
“The Secret Life of Pets”
“Trolls”

NOT NOMINATED: Best Foreign Language Film
“The Handmaiden”
“Julieta”

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