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I think the Golden Globes are much more unpredictable than the Oscars. I'm sure many would agree. The unpredictability can range from the antics of hosts, acceptance speeches, and award winners. It's fair to say what show or actor you see clean up at the Golden Globes one could very well go home empty handed the next. So lets dive in and see if we agree with this list of some of the biggest snubs and surprises at the Golden Globes.
1. Alfred Hitchcock - This director was repeatedly snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association(HFPA). Such films that were overlooked: Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo.
2. Robert De Niro - He wasn't able to secure a nomination for the Godfather II, though he went on to win Best Supporting Actor at the Academy awards.
3. Jodie Foster - She went home empty handed for her performance in Taxi Driver. She did, however get at least an Oscar nomination for it. Instead she was nominated for her role the same year for Freaky Friday.
4. Sigourney Weaver, Jodie Foster and Shirley MacLaine - It was a huge surprise when at the 1989 Golden Globes when all three won Best Actress in a Motion Picture in a three way tie. Four other ties happened as well.
5. Keri Russell - She was considered a long shot for her work on Felicity in 1999, but she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series anyway that year.
6. The Wire - Although considered by many to be the best crime drama. It didn't received a single Golden Globe nomination for the entirety of its run on HBO 2002 to 2008.
7. Friday Night Lights - This popular show which ran from 2006 to 2011 didn't receive a single nod from the HFPA either.
8. True Grit 2010 - This remake saw at least 10 Oscar Nominations, but none whatsoever at the Golden Globes.
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel - Birdman might have beaten it out at the Oscar's for Best Picture in 2015, but The Grand Budapest Hotel beat it first for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes.
10. Gina Rodriguez - She won The CW's first Golden Globe by receiving the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for Jane the Virgin.
So there you have it. I'm finding 6 and 7 to be very surprising. I must say that number 9, although positive, I'm still salty about when it comes to the result at the Academy Awards. Who else agrees with these? Are we missing some here?