'The Walking Dead' Still Dead to 2015 Golden Globes: 7 Snubs and Surprises
Out with the old, in with the new seems to be the theme for this year's Golden Globe nominations.
Just a day after the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association welcomed newcomers "Jane the Virgin" on CW and "Transparent" on Amazon and left out previous favorites "Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family."
That's not all who got snubbed.
Keep reading to see our list of snubs and surprises:
1. 'The Walking Dead'
The AMC series remains the most popular show on television, but it might as well be dead to the HFPA, who haven't thrown the show a bone since it was nominated in 2010 for best TV series, drama.
2. 'Modern Family'
After four years of love for "Modern Family" and its cast, the Globes have moved on. The show failed to score a single nomination, even though it garnered the most TV nominations from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday. Even "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," the freshman comedy that won best TV series, musical or comedy, and earned a Globe for star Andy Samberg last year, came up empty.
Usually, the Hollywood Foreign Press can't resist Angelina Jolie. She scored a nomination for the box office bomb "The Tourist" in 2010 and her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," in 2012. But her latest film, "Unbroken," which opens Christmas Day, failed to score a nomination for best drama or its director, Jolie.
4. Bradley Cooper
"American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper came up empty again today. After being left off Wednesday's SAG Awards nominees list, he once again missed the mark with the Foreign Press Association. The Clint Eastwood film, which opens Christmas Day, has so far been shut out of the awards race.
Director Christopher Nolan is no stranger to snubs, and once again this year, he got no love for his space epic "Interstellar," starring last year's Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. The film was also left out of all the major categories, though it did manage to grab a nomination for best score by Hans Zimmer, which is more than it got from the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday.
At least "Selma" rebounded well after being excluded from the SAG nominations. Like "American Sniper" and "Unbroken," the MLK and voting rights biopic, which opens Christmas Day, was not completed in time to get screeners to SAG voters. Not so with the Globes. The film earned a nomination for best motion picture, drama, best director for Ava DuVernay and best actor for star David Oyelowo.
7. 'Boardwalk Empire'
Unlike other series, which go out with a trove of awards, "Boardwalk Empire," which ended its fifth and final season in October, came up dry. HBO's Prohibition era series won for the show and its star Steve Buscemi in 2011 and earned nominations in 2012 and 2013.