The Most Outrageous Golden Globes Snubs This Year

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It's not awards show season until we're talking about all the movies and TV shows that should've been nominated, but weren't. The Golden Globes, Emmys, and Oscars are never going to please everyone; there will always be deserving individuals who get snubbed in their respective categories. (Though on the bright side, maybe this is just indicative of the superb quality of on-screen entertainment these days.) And, of course, we all know that statues aren't everything.

But...the 2017 Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, and there are some truly surprising omissions this year. The HFPA has always been a bit, shall we say, quirky when it comes to nominations. Let us not forget when Johnny Depp's 2010 caper The Tourist was nominated for not one, but three Golden Globes.

The snubs are just as inscrutable. Why did Sully miss out? And what about Fences, the adaptation of August Wilson's acclaimed play? We feel it's incumbent upon us to shout out the people and titles that were overlooked. Ahead, find the biggest Golden Globe snubs of 2017, from big-name movies to little-known new series.
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Sully
We thought this critically praised dramatization of the harrowing true story would've picked up a Best Picture nod, a Best Director nod for Clint Eastwood, or a Best Actor nom for Tom Hanks.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Fences
While Denzel Washington and Viola Davis scored acting nominations for this movie adaptation of the emotional play, it failed to nab a Best Picture nomination or Best Director nomination for Washington.
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Silence
The Hollywood Foreign Press stayed mum on Martin Scorsese's epic tale of two 17th-century missionaries. From Best Picture and Best Director, to Best Actor for stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, Silence was shut out.
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Hidden Figures
While it nabbed Best Score and Supporting Actress nominations, we're shocked that the movie didn't earn a Best Picture nod or a Best Actress nom for Taraji P. Henson as real-life scientist Katherine Johnson.
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Photo: Courtesy of Fox.
Empire
Henson didn't earn a nod for playing Cookie Lyon on the hip-hop soap, either — but neither did anyone else involved with the highly rated show.
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Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
Orange Is The New Black
Given that the hit Netflix show's writing and performances get better every season, we're surprised it didn't get one nomination this year.
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House Of Cards
Not a single nomination for the fourth season of this Netflix favorite, which has previously earned eight Golden Globes nods and two wins.
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Jane The Virgin
While we're pleased to report that star Gina Rodriguez picked up a Best Actress nomination, we're bummed the show wasn't acknowledged in the Best Musical or Comedy field.
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Photo: Courtesy of HBO.
Silicon Valley
I don't think all the engineers in Silicon Valley could explain why the HBO comedy was completely shut out, especially given the near-dozen Emmy nods it secured.
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Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.
Fleabag
This brilliant, hilarious Amazon series didn't garner nearly enough attention this year, so it's not all that surprising the Globes overlooked Fleabag and its star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
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Finding Dory
The movie successfully revived a favorite franchise — it capitalized on our love for Finding Nemo and, because it was so darn uplifting, we didn't mind one bit. So, why wasn't it nominated for best animated feature?
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