Biggest Nods (and Snubs) Of the 2023 Golden Globes Nominations

Nominations for the 80th Annual Golden Globes are in! We’re breaking down some of the biggest nominations and snubs of the 2023 Golden Globes.

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2023 Golden Globes Nominations and Snubs

The 2023 Golden Globes nominations are officially here, and this year’s nominees have the Internet buzzing. More specifically, quite a few should-be nominees have people up in arms, including us. With the nominees set, it’s time to start placing bets on which films and actors will clean up on January 10.

Did your favorite films, shows, actors, and actresses get a nod? Read on for a look at some of this year’s biggest nominations that have us cheering, as well as some major snubs we’ll still be grumbling about come award season.

Golden Globes Nods

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Golden Globes Nods: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
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Nominated for: Best Motion Picture – Animated; Best Original Score – Motion Picture; Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Pinocchio may not have been too hot, but Guillermo del Toro’s dark adult take on the classic fairy tale is beautiful. Del Toro’s stop-motion film, which took over 1,000 days to shoot, is being praised by fans on Twitter (and even Stephen King!) for its artistry and storytelling.

You can stream Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on Netflix today.

Angela Bassett & Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Golden Globes Nods: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture; Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Angela Bassett delivered a powerhouse performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that either gave audience members chills or left them in tears. Bassett has always been a fantastic actress, but in the wake of the loss of Chadwick Boseman, her performance in Wakanda Forever was something special.

You can still catch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters today.

Emma D’Arcy & House of the Dragon

Golden Globes Nods: Emma D'Arcy & House of the Dragon
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Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; Best Television Series – Drama

House of the Dragon renewed everyone’s faith after that dumpster fire of an ending to Game of Thrones. Of all the phenomenal performances in this sure-to-be award-winning show, Emma D’Arcy is the only actor nominated for a Golden Globe (yes, you read that right). Their performance as Rhaenyra Targaryen, RIGHTFUL Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, was fantastic, and D’Arcy deserves all the praise coming their way.

You can binge all of season one of House of the Dragon on HBO and HBO Max today.

Diego Luna, Star Wars: Andor

Golden Globes Nods: Diego Luna, Star Wars: Andor
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Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

We said goodbye to Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor all too soon in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Luna’s performance in Andor, along with the top-notch storytelling and talented supporting cast, makes this return to the formative years of the Rebellion against the Empire worthwhile. Andor was set in a galaxy far, far away, and yet its story felt all too real. We can’t praise it enough, to say the least.

You can binge all of season one of Star Wars: Andor on Disney+ today.

Andrew Garfield & Daisy Edgar-Jones, Under the Banner of Heaven

Golden Globes Nods: Andrew Garfield & Daisy Edgar-Jones, Under the Banner of Heaven
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Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television; Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Under the Banner of Heaven is a book adaptation that really flew under the radar up until now, but Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones’ performances in it haven’t gone unnoticed. Both left their marks on the limited series, and we’re all too happy to see them be recognized for it at this year’s Golden Globes.

You can binge all episodes of Under the Banner of Heaven on FX and Hulu today.

Jenna Ortega & Wednesday

Golden Globes Nods: Jenna Ortega & Wednesday
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Nominated for: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy; Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Jenna Ortega and the cast of Wednesday are dancing their way to the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards! But will they snatch those wins? We’ve got our fingers crossed that they do. Ortega’s dedication to that iconic dance scene deserves all the hype— she and her cast and crew members gave us an Addams Family adaptation to remember, and we hope these nominations will lead to a season two announcement soon!

You can binge all of season one of Wednesday on Netflix today.

Golden Globes Snubs

Paddy Considine, House of the Dragon

Golden Globes Snubs: Paddy Considine, House of the Dragon
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Yes, you read that right— Paddy Considine did not receive a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as King Viserys Targaryen in House of the Dragon, and we’re taking it personally that he wasn’t nominated. Considine absolutely deserved the recognition for his role, even just for his final episode alone! Oh well, guess we’ll just have to hope the 2023 Emmys make it right.

Matt Smith, House of the Dragon

Golden Globes Snubs: Matt Smith, House of the Dragon
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Matt Smith was one of House of the Dragon‘s breakthrough performances, and easily one of the highlights of the show. We’ll be the first to admit we were very skeptical when they announced the Doctor Who actor as Daemon Targaryen, but we’re so glad Smith proved us wrong. Maybe they didn’t nominate him because they were scared he would don his signature murder cloak and let them keep their tongues? We’ll never know.

Olivia Cooke, House of the Dragon

Golden Globes Snubs: Olivia Cooke, House of the Dragon
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We love to hate Alicent Hightower, but we’ve got nothing but good things to say about Olivia Cooke and her portrayal of the war-starting character. From that confrontational scene with Emma D’Arcy to the moment she stood in front of Meleys to protect her son, Cooke killed it as Alicent and made the character her own. The Hollywood Foreign Press may have snubbed her, but we’ll continue to sing Olivia Cooke’s praises.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Golden Globes Snubs: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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While we didn’t expect any Rings of Power actors to be nominated for a Golden Globe, we fully expected the show to receive nominations for its visual effects. Rings of Power was grand in scale, especially for TV series, so we can imagine the creative teams are probably disappointed right now. Good thing they potentially have four more seasons to try again!

You can binge all of season one of The Rings of Power on Prime Video today.

Sadie Sink & Stranger Things 4: Volume Two

Golden Globes Snubs: Sadie Sink & Stranger Things 4: Volume Two
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We’re honestly stunned Volume Two of Stranger Things 4 didn’t get any recognition at the 2023 Golden Globes, especially since Volume 1 was recognized at the 2022 Emmy Awards. Besides Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, Sadie Sink was the highlight of Stranger Things 4. We’re still crying over that emotional season finale.

You can binge seasons 1-4 of Stranger Things on Netflix today.

Female Directors

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Ah, yes. Another year of the Best Director category being dominated by men. We’re not saying this year’s Best Director nominees aren’t deserving, but we can think of a few talented women who also deserve to be recognized, like:

  • Sarah Polley for Women Talking (Won an Independent Spirit Award, nominated for Best Screenplay & Best Original Score, Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood for The Woman King (Viola Davis nominated for Best Actress, Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
  • Charlotte Wells for Aftersun (Won at Cannes and Gotham Independent Film Awards, Certified Fresh)
  • Chinonye Chukwu for Till (Won at Gotham Independent Film Awards, Certified Fresh)
  • Maria Schraeder for She Said (Carey Mulligan nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Certified Fresh)

Stay tuned on January 10, 2023, when we’ll let you know who the big winners are at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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