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Golden Globes 2023 SNUBS: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence and Will Smith ignored from nominations

Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and Jennifer Lawrence were just some of the A-listers snubbed as the 80th annual Golden Globes nominations were announced on Monday morning.

Cruise, 60, was shot down from recognition at the controversial award show – which takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles – despite his blockbuster film Top Gun: Maverick earning a Best Picture – Drama nod. 

The action sequel was the highest grossing movie of the year and was beloved by critics to earn a nod in the top category but lead star Cruise was noticeably missing from the list of nominees. 

It is interesting to note, however, that last year Cruise had returned his three Golden Globe awards previously won to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in protest of the organization’s behavior.

Shot down: Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and Jennifer Lawrence were just some of the A-listers snubbed as the 80th annual Golden Globes nominations were announced on Monday morning 

Took a stand: It is interesting to note that last year Cruise had returned his three Golden Globe awards previously won to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in protest of the organization's behavior

Took a stand: It is interesting to note that last year Cruise had returned his three Golden Globe awards previously won to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in protest of the organization’s behavior

As the awards show has been accused of having a lack of diversity, perhaps the HFPA wanted to steer clear of controversy as Smith,  54, did not receive a nomination for film Emancipation months after his infamous slap of Chris Rock at The Oscars. 

Meanwhile Lawrence, 32, was also ignored for indie film Causeway.

Keke Palmer also did not earn a recognition for her transcendent performance in Jordan Peele’s horror/sci-fi flick Nope. 

Julia Roberts and George Clooney also failed to be recognized for their romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise which earned an impressive $70million in the worldwide box office. 

Rising star Danielle Deadwyler did not receive a nomination in the Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama despite an incredible performance as Mamie Till-Mobley in critically-acclaimed film Till.

Uh oh: Smith, 54, did not receive a nomination for film Emancipation

Uh oh: Smith, 54, did not receive a nomination for film Emancipation

As the awards show has been accused of having a lack of diversity, perhaps the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) wanted to steer clear of controversy as Smith, 54, months after Smith's infamous slap of Chris Rock at The Oscars back in March

As the awards show has been accused of having a lack of diversity, perhaps the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) wanted to steer clear of controversy as Smith, 54, months after Smith’s infamous slap of Chris Rock at The Oscars back in March

Back to her roots: Meanwhile Lawrence, 32, was also ignored for indie film Causeway

Back to her roots: Meanwhile Lawrence, 32, was also ignored for indie film Causeway

President Helen Hoehne is seen speaking on stage during the Golden Globe Awards nominations event in Beverly Hills on Monday morning

President Helen Hoehne is seen speaking on stage during the Golden Globe Awards nominations event in Beverly Hills on Monday morning

Stephanie Hsu was not recognized in the Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture category for her role as Joy Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Female directors as a whole were also snubbed from the nominations as there was not a single woman who earned a nod for best director despite strong contenders including Sarah Polley for Women Talking, Gina Prince-Bythewood for The Woman King, and Chinonye Chukqwu for Till. 

The nominees were: James Cameron for Avatar: The Way of Water, Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Baz Luhrmann for Elvis, Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin, and Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans.

Only nine women have ever been nominated for best director with three winners in its 80-year history: Barbra Streisand for Yentl (1983), Chloe Zhao for Nomadland (2020), and Kane Campion for The Power Of The Dog (2021).

Stunning: Keke Palmer also did not earn a recognition for her transcendent performance in Jordan Peele's horror/sci-fi flick Nope

Stunning: Keke Palmer also did not earn a recognition for her transcendent performance in Jordan Peele’s horror/sci-fi flick Nope

Dynamic duo: Julia Roberts and George Clooney also failed to be recognized for their romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise which earned an impressive $70million in the worldwide box office

Dynamic duo: Julia Roberts and George Clooney also failed to be recognized for their romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise which earned an impressive $70million in the worldwide box office

Talented: Rising star Danielle Deadwyler did not receive a nomination in the Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama despite an incredible performance as Mamie Till-Mobley in critically-acclaimed film Till

Talented: Rising star Danielle Deadwyler did not receive a nomination in the Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama despite an incredible performance as Mamie Till-Mobley in critically-acclaimed film Till

Epic: Stephanie Hsu was not recognized in the Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture category for her role as Joy Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Epic: Stephanie Hsu was not recognized in the Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture category for her role as Joy Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once

 The Globes have been known as a glitzy, booze-fueled ceremony that kicks off Hollywood’s awards season and helps propel nominees and winners in their quest for Oscars.

But the event was tainted after a 2021 Los Angeles Times investigation probed the association’s practices and revealed the organization had no Black members. Tom Cruise returned his Golden Globe statues in protest, and longtime broadcaster NBC dropped the 2022 telecast.

The Comcast-owned network agreed to air the Globes again in 2023 after the organization made reforms. The ceremony will take place Jan. 10 and will also stream on Peacock.

Issues: Female directors as a whole were also snubbed from the nominations as there was not a single woman who earned a nod for best director despite strong contenders including Sarah Polley for Women Talking (pictured at the premiere in LA last month)

Issues: Female directors as a whole were also snubbed from the nominations as there was not a single woman who earned a nod for best director despite strong contenders including Sarah Polley for Women Talking (pictured at the premiere in LA last month)

Brendan Fraser – who was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for The Whale – has previously said he will not attend the awards whether he was recognized or not.

‘It’s because of the history that I have with them. And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite,’ Fraser told GQ last month.

Fraser has alleged that a former HFPA president, Philip Berk, sexually assaulted him at an industry event in 2003. Berk denies the incident, and has since been expelled from the group for calling Black Lives Matter a ‘racist hate movement.’

In response to last year’s controversy, HFPA expanded its voting body to include people with more diverse backgrounds, banned members from accepting gifts, and halted its in-person press conferences with stars, which were often derided for the improper behavior of some members.

Taking a stand: Brendan Fraser - who was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for The Whale - has previously said he will not attend the awards whether he was recognized or not

Taking a stand: Brendan Fraser – who was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for The Whale – has previously said he will not attend the awards whether he was recognized or not

Golden Globes 2023 SNUBS: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lawrence and Will Smith ignored from nominations

‘It’s because of the history that I have with them. And my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite,’ Fraser (pictured in New York on November 29) told GQ last month

This is really not the old HFPA anymore,’ president Helen Hoehne recently told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I respect Brendan Fraser’s decision… And I personally, sincerely hope there’s a way for us to move forward and we are able to regain Mr Fraser’s trust, along with the trust of the entire entertainment community,’ she added.

Still, powerful Hollywood publicists remain divided over the Globes, with some expressing skepticism about the reforms — and a reluctance to return to the event with their stars.

A plan by US billionaire Todd Boehly, the new owner of English football club Chelsea, to spin off the awards show into a for-profit entity and pay salaries to members has raised eyebrows.

The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC and streaming service Peacock on Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm EST/5pm PST.

Coming back: The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC and streaming service Peacock on Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm EST/5pm PST

Coming back: The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC and streaming service Peacock on Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm EST/5pm PST

2023 GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS: THE CROWN, THE WHITE LOTUS AND BANSHEES OF INISHERIN LEAD

Best Picture – Drama

Avatar: The Way of Water

Elvis

The Fabelmans

TAR

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Triangle of Sadness

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

Cate Blanchett – TAR

Olivia Coleman – Empire of Light

Viola Davis – The Woman King

Ana de Armas – Blonde

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Austin Butler – Elvis

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Hugh Jackman – The Son

Bill Nighy – Living

Jeremy Pope – The Inspection

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Lesley Manville – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Margot Robbie – Babylon

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Menu

Emma Thompson – Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Michell Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Diego Calva – Babylon

Daniel Craig – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Adam Driver: White Noise

Colin Farrell: The Banshees of Inisherin

Ralph Fiennes: The Menu

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin

Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brad Pitt – Babylon

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture 

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Kerry Condon: The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Dolly De Leon: Triangle of Sadness

Carey Mulligan: She Said

Best Director – Motion Picture

James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water 

Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Baz Luhrmann – Elvis

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin 

Steven Spielberg: The Fabelmans 

Best Screenplay Motion Picture

Todd Field – TAR

Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin 

Sarah Polley – Women Talking

Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans 

Best Picture – Animated

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio 

Inu-Oh

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red 

Best Picture – Non-English language (Formerly Foreign Language)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Netherlands, France, Belgium)

Decision to Leave (South Korea) 

RRR (India) 

Best Score Motion Picture

Carter Burwell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking

Justin Hurwitz – Babylon

John Williams – The Fabelmans 

Best Song Motion Picture

Where the Crawdads Sing – Carolina

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Ciao Papa

Top Gun: Maverick – Hold My Hand 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Lift Me Up

RRR – Naatu Naatu

 

Best Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown 

House of the Dragon 

Ozark

Severance  

Best Musical/ Comedy series

Abbott Elementary

The Bear 

Hacks

Only Murders in the Building

Wednesday 

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture 

Blackbird

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 

The Dropout

Pam & Tommy

The White Lotus 

Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

Jessica Chastain – George & Tammy

Julia Garner – Inventing Anna

Lily James – Pam & Tommy

Julia Roberts – Gaslit

Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout

Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

Taron Egerton – Blackbird 

Colin Firth – The Staircase

Andrew Garfield – Under the Banner of Heaven

Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Sebastian Stan – Pam & Tommy

Best Television Actress – Drama Series 

Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon 

Laura Linney – Ozark 

Imelda Staunton – The Crown 

Hilary Swank – Alaska Daily 

Zendaya – Euphoria

Best Television Actor – Drama Series

Jeff Bridges – The Old Man 

Kevin Costner – Yellowstone

Diego Luna – Andor

Bob Odenkirk – Better Caul Saul 

Adam Scott – Severance

Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Kaley Cuoco –  The Flight Attendant  

Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building

Jenna Ortega – Wednesday 

Jean Smart – Hacks 

Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Bill Hader – Barry

Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear 

Best Supporting Actress – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Claire Danes – Fleishman Is in Trouble

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Under the Banner of Heaven 

Niecy Nash – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Aubrey Plaza – The White Lotus 

Best Supporting Actor – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture

F. Murray Abraham – The White Lotus 

Domhnall Gleeson – The Patient 

Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird

Richard Jenkins – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Seth Rogen – Pam & Tommy 

Best Supporting Actress – Television Series 

Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown

Hannah Einbinder – Hacks

Julia Garner – Ozark 

Janelle James – Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary

Best Supporting Actor – Television Series

John Lithgow – The Old Man

Jonathan Pryce – The Crown

John Turturro – Severance 

Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler – Barry

 

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