Golden Globe nominations reactions: Forum posters rave about Caitriona Balfe, rant about ‘Silence’ and Kit Harington snubs

The Golden Globe nominations sparked strong responses in our forums — their reactions from the gamut from “shocked” to “surprised” to “thrilled.”

They’re most enthusiastic about nominations for Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”), and sore about snubs for Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) and Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”).

The film nominees who elicited the most surprised reactions include Simon Helberg (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”), who both cracked the highly competitive Supporting Actor race. They were also stunned but the complete shut-out of Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” and Clint Eastwood‘s “Sully.”

Read below to find out what our forum posters thought, then click here to join them in debating the TV nominations and click here to dish the film ones.

Golden Globes 2017: Complete list of nominations


thatfilmgirl: A little shocked Simon Helberg and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are in over Liam Neeson and Michael Shannon. This is a very interesting turn. I definitely underestimated “Nocturnal Animals” here.

GusCruz: The most shocking nod for me is “My Life as a Zucchini” in Animation. Maybe not dead after all for the Oscars.

forwardswill: Tom Ford in Director is probably my biggest shock of the day. Particularly given it’s over Scorsese and Washington.

GusCruz: Also, good for them for nominating Huppert! They might give “Elle” the Foreign Language Film to have her on that stage. But I’m still hopeful she can pull this off and win over Portman for Actress.

AayaanUpadhyaya: Wow, the biggest news for me here is the severe under performance of “Jackie.” I thought for sure that the Globes would have nominated it in film and director. Also, Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Hell or High Water” are really happening at the Oscars, aren’t they? Taraji snubbed but Octavia Spencer gets in. Tricky.

Manuel Colon: No “Finding Dory” in Animated Film.

Bradley Weir: Gutted for the Hanks snub but at least is was for Viggo who is incredible anyway. SAG is going to be huge on Wednesday and I think is Viggo can make it in there he’s on a good path to the Oscar nod. I think we all have to agree “Hell or High Water” is likely for a Best Picture nomination, it’s made it in pretty much everywhere. A SAG ensemble nomination is a huge possibility at this point.

AayaanUpadhyaya: I am getting major “Wolf of Wall Street”/”American Sniper” vibes from “Silence” where we won’t see it be a factor here or at SAG but it’ll get nominations at the Oscars and probably even BAFTA.

Philip: Jessica Chastain! I’m so happy for her!

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


Courtney Smith: Yesss to Gina and Rachel! I am so happy they were not forgotten. Damn to no Lauren Graham. This was her major shot…unfortunately I don’t think she’ll ever win anything major for “Gilmore Girls” now.

forwardswill: Caitriona Balfe! Thrilled the Globes didn’t ignore her stunning work this season.

M: Issa Rae made it in!

Courtney Smith: Caitriona Balfe, Keri Russell, and Matthew Rhys!! Very, very happy about those. Surprised that Tatiana Maslany didn’t make it back in (though I know she wasn’t in there last year, but now she has an Emmy).

queenbee: We all know JLD’s luck at the Golden Globes has sucked for almost 25 years now, but do we think the fact that “Veep” got a series nod and “Divorce” didn’t is indicative that we’ve perhaps been over-confident that SJP has a better chance at winning Best Actress than JLD?

Golden Globe TV snubs:
Sam Heughan, ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Kit Harington, Anthony Hopkins…

Hunterbergfeld: The one thing I’m pissed about is Millie Bobby Brown’s snub. Not cool.

AayaanUpadhyaya: Harington snubbed but Heady gets in? Shocker. At least a “Game of Thrones” actor other than Dinklage finally gets recognized other than at the Emmys.

Reis: And where is Anthony Hopkins?

Roney Moore: Their TV noms are better than usual, I suppose. At least there is some sense that they watch some of the things they nominate. Like them nominating the right two people from “This Is Us” in the same category and not touching others. Same at “Westworld.” Still some serious star-rubbing with Nolte and Thornton ;))) but at least they snubbed Gooding Jr. As usual, mixed bag. No WTF nominees for small shows that no one has seen which can either be a good thing or a bad thing depending on where you look at it.

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