The 2013 Golden Globes nominations snubbed Quvenzhane Wallis, director Tom Hooper, Matthew McConaughey, Robert De Niro and Keira Knightley, among others, for awards at the 70th annual Golden Globes. Which raises the question: Will the snubbing continue when the Academy Award nominations are announced on Jan. 10, 2013, three days before the Golden Globes ceremony airs on NBC?
Maybe -- but not necessarily because of the Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has notoriously different tastes than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences -- the HFPA is made up of press members, while the AMPAS is made up of industry workers like actors, directors, writers and production designers -- meaning the Globes are a poor precursor compared to something like the SAG Awards. Still! Losing out on a Golden Globe nomination stings from a pride standpoint and could point to a loss of momentum in the zeitgeist. Ahead, the biggest snubs from the 2013 Golden Globes nominations, and a look at which actors, films and directors benefit most from the nods.
WINNER: "Django Unchained"
After being blanked by the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday, Quentin Tarantino's violent Spaghetti Western roared back with five nominations at the Golden Globes, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and two Best Supporting Actor nods (Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz). With the Academy set to begin voting on Dec. 17, this gives "Django" a boost at the right time. The only bummer? No Rick Ross in the Best Original Song category.
LOSER: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
The little indie that could, couldn't with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was totally shut out during the Golden Globes nominations, despite strong reviews and a breakout performance from Quvenzhane Wallis. The HFPA couldn't even find room for director Behn Zeitlin's wonderful score in the Best Score category.
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Tarantino faces a tough road to get an Oscar nomination for Best Director, but placement in the category at the Golden Globes helps his cause. Especially when you consider ...
LOSERS: Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables") and David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook")
Conventional Oscar wisdom states that there are seven directors for five directing nominations at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Assuming Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Ben Affleck ("Argo") are locks, that leaves Golden Globe nominees Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Tarantino fighting it out with Hooper and Russell. At the Globes, Hooper and Russell both lost; if the same thing happens at the Oscars, it will spell great trouble for the Best Picture campaigns of "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
WINNERS: Naomi Watts ("The Impossible") & Rachel Weisz ("The Deep Blue Sea")
Watts and Weisz are two veteran actresses and past Oscar nominees (Weisz won an Academy Award for "The Constant Gardener"), and their names keep popping up this awards season. That's good news for both, especially when you consider that beyond Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Marion Cotillard, Best Actress is wide-open category at the Academy Awards.
LOSERS: Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Keira Knightley ("Anna Karenina") and Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour")
Wallis is everyone's favorite 2012 breakout star, but, so far, she hasn't broken through with awards groups. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" wasn't eligible for any SAG Award nominations, but it was in the race at the Globes and yet Wallis was still denied. Will Oscar voters follow suit? Riva is another surprising omission from the Best Actress list, if only because she's a veteran, French actress and those modifiers are traditionally catnip to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Knightley, meanwhile, has been ignored this awards season despite giving a great performance in "Anna Karenina"; she needed a jumpstart from the Golden Globes, and didn't get one.
WINNERS: Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained")
For both of Tarantino's hirsute scene stealers, these Best Supporting Actor nominations were a bingo.
LOSERS: Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Matthew McConaughey ("Magic Mike") and Javier Bardem ("Skyfall")
The Golden Globes don't matter, but: Can you believe they didn't nominate Robert De Niro? Or Javier Bardem? For their sakes, the SAG Award nominations help -- after all, actors for actors at the Oscars. Less fortunate is Matthew McConaughey. The "Magic Mike" star seemed like a tailor-made Golden Globes selection. Instead, he was left empty handed, just one day after also being left out of the SAG party. That's not all right, awards voters.
WINNERS: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor & "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
"Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Moonrise Kingdom" were expected nominees in the Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category. "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" was not. Yet the forgotten spring release topped "Ted," "This Is 40" and "Bernie" for the last slot in the category, one of the day's most adorable surprises. Stars Blunt and McGregor were highlight too, and while this film won't make a peep at the Academy Awards, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is a nice underdog to root for. "I'm happy as a clam," director Lasse Hallstrom said about the nominations. Aww.
LOSERS: Ann Dowd ("Compliance") and Samantha Barks ("Les Miserables")
Best Supporting Actress is a wide-open category, but neither dark horse cracked the top five at the Golden Globes. That's because ...
WINNER: Nicole Kidman ("The Paperboy")
She's officially happening. Sorry, everyone!
LOSER: Zac Efron ("The Paperboy")
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are probably going to have a field day with the infamous scene in "The Paperboy" where Kidman pees on Efron in "The Paperboy."
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