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01/12/2015 03:32 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2015

The Racism Problem You Might Not Have Noticed At The Golden Globes

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Sunday night was a pretty bad day for your Golden Globes pool, with surprise winners across the board at the notoriously unpredictable awards show. Fargo’s Billy Bob Thornton and The Honorable Woman’s Maggie Gyllenhaal beat out overwhelming frontrunners in Matthew McConaughey and Frances McDormand, respectively nominated for True Detective and Olive Kitteridge. In fact, on Gold Derby’s website, the hub of awards prognostication on the Internet, Gyllenhaal was in the fifth slot, with just 3 percent of users and pundits predicting her to win. Amy Adams was so surprised to beat Emily Blunt for Best Actress in a Comedy that she appeared not to have a speech prepared.

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