Golden Globe Nods 2014: The 30 Biggest Snubs!

By virtue of their insistence on lumping together supporting performances from comedies, dramas, miniseries and movies, the Golden Globes nominations are always an inherently snubby affair.

So, while the 2014 lineup has its fair share of happy surprises — Tatiana Maslany! Monica Potter! — there are still enough glaring insults to leave us scalding with rage. (“Umm, hello? Hollywood Foreign Press? Were you taking bathroom breaks every time Anna Gunn was on screen in Breaking Bad?”)

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In that spirit, we’ve identified the 30 most boneheaded snubs of the 2014 nominations — from a Game of Thrones heartbreaker to Masters of Sex‘s breakout lady to Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s stoic anchor.

Click through the gallery below to help soothe your soul over these sins of omission, then hit the comments to tell us which snubs we snubbed as well. (Apologies in advance!)

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122 Comments
  1. May says:

    Jane Fonda for The Newsroom? I feel like she deserved it.

  2. Mark says:

    This list is just an excuse to whine. If there are 30 snubs, then which nominees should be omitted? It’s only a snub if a deserving show/performer was overlooked in favor of an UNDESERVING show/performer. Many of the so-called snubs listed here can’t hold a candle to the actual nominees. How could the entire cast of Homeland be snubbed if the show sucks? Get a grip.

  3. Just by word of mouth, have never actually seen it, surprised Lizzy Caplan wasn’t nominated.

  4. Ron says:

    While I liked how the HFPA spread the wealth a bit amongst nominees (hooray Parks & Rec!, hooray Amy Phoeler!, hooray Tatiana!, hooray House of Cards!), there is simply NO excuse for the exclusion of Anna Gunn. She was phenomenally fantastic throughout all of 5B, but simply her performance in the episode ‘Ozymandias’ should have been enough for her to win every award under the sun. If ever there was a snub, this is it!

  5. Chris says:

    I feel like the Globes need to do some reorganizing. The grouping of supporting actors with TV movies needs to go.

    I feel like Laura Linney was subbed for The Big C. Those last 4 episodes were absolutely amazing. Considering she won the Emmy…I figured she’d be a shoe-in to be nominated.

    Why isn’t anyone else outraged by the lack of Orange is the New Black nominations? Did everyone forget binge watching it in 2 days and buzzing about it with friends for weeks afterward on Facebook? I thought it would pick up tons of nominations.

    • yearonear says:

      The lack of OITNB other than for Taylor Schilling really bummed me out! That is the show that sticks with me and that I’ll rewatch while the currents hows are on hiatus. I was shocked that I didn’t see a ton of nominations for it. The entire supporting cast is outstanding and the acting and writing give depth to characters that could so easily be portrayed as one-dimensional.

  6. Anna says:

    Agree with most of these but not Homeland. I think they were correct in not nominating them. It’s been a very mediocre season with more of the same. Even from the actors. I’ll admit that there were some stand out moments (Brody detoxing) but they weren’t consistent.

  7. S. says:

    On what planet did New Girl deserve a Best Comedy nod? It doesn’t count as a snub if they didn’t deserve the nomination. “The Box” was arguably the worst episode of the series. It actually made a lot of people not like Nick. Kind of problem when he’s your lead male character and part of the show’s core couple. If Jess had broken up with him then, I’d have completely understood. I don’t think that’s what they were going for. It was one of my favorite shows. What the heck is happening?

  8. Ashok says:

    John Noble. Just nominate him for existing. :(

  9. Erica says:

    What about Guillermo Diaz and Bellmay Young on Scandal, the work they do is amazing, they should be recognized

  10. CW says:

    Christine Baranski! She’s been phenomenal this season in The Good Wife.

  11. bobbie says:

    I think the Golden Globes did a wonderful job this year. Most of the shows you’ve listed really shouldn’t be getting awards this time, like Mad Men, they’re veered way off course from the early years, and The Walking Dead, what category? Best Zombie show? It’s not all that great. I don’t think these were snubs, though Veep and Game of Thrones are amazing, most on your list just aren’t really, imho, globe-worthy. At least in their current incarnations.

  12. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Wait, I’m confused. Were they voting on season 3 of Boardwalk Empire or season 4 which just finished airing? Was Bobby Cannavale seriously eligible? I thought the eligibility period was for the year 2013?
    .
    I’m still burning mad about Lizzy Caplan’s snub. Thank goodness they got Masters of Sex and Michael Sheen in there though. And Arrested Development and Will Arnett, I knew those snubs were happening, but it still hurt. Ditto on Timothy Olyphant, Justified, and Jim Beaver.

  13. Daya says:

    Mandy TOTALLY should’ve been nominated! (And I can say that without ever having seen Homeland. I adore him.)

    And Jen Carpenter. She’s deserved a Globe, SAG or Emmy for YEARS and never got it.

    Also, I’m apparently the only person on Earth who thinks if HBC got nominated for “Burton and Taylor”, Dominic West should have been, too. (BAFTAs, help me out, here?)

  14. thi86 says:

    Vera Farmiga should have a nom. I’m happy for Tatiana, and for Oitnb. As for Homeland, yes, Claire Danes was amazing in episode 2, and she is great as usual, but this season is all over the place, so i’m not surprised that Homeland is not here this time.

  15. JB says:

    I agree with most of your suggestions….but Jon Hamm is over rated. One mad men is done, we’ll never see him again..until some broadcast network tries to pawn off a Mad Men rip off, so he can go back to his emotionally remote one trick pony.

  16. Chris Allen says:

    For 11 seasons, NCIS has been one of the most watched shows on TV and currently stands at #1…yet, never a nomination for pretty much anything.

  17. Mikael says:

    Michlle Fairley not being nominated for GOT is a travesty. The Americans is an underrated show and should get some love, especially Keri and Matthew. Mads is excellent on Hannibal. I’d love to see The Middle finally get some love, and Cougar Town as well.

  18. flutiefan says:

    i’m fully convinced Wendi McLendon-Covey from The Goldbergs was snubbed. Remove Zooey and replace her with Wendi!

    • flutiefan says:

      maybe this season wasn’t in the time frame? in any case, she should be nominated for something. give the woman a People’s Choice Award, if you must. she needs SOMETHING for her brilliant portrayal!

  19. V says:

    Katey is always snubbed. :( Shouldn’t be a surprise anymore, but it’s still always very disappointing.

  20. Ally_D says:

    Totally agree that Ty Burrell should have got a nod; he the funniest on Modern Family and has been for a while.
    .
    I’m mad about no nomination for Lizzy Caplan or Allison Janney for The Masters of Sex. I’d also like to have seen The Newsroom and/or Jeff Daniels get some love since season 2 was also so great. The Americans would also have been welcome addition.
    .
    In terms of recognition for actors on long terms shows (rather than the hot new things) I think Sandra Oh should be recognised for Greys Anatomy and Jennifer Carpenter for Dexter.
    .
    In the comedy category I would have liked to see The Mindy Project instead of New Girl and a nod for Andre Braugher; without him Andy Sandberg’s character wouldn’t be half as funny – it’s the straight man vs the clown and they’re chemistry is awesome.
    .
    Lastly, I agreed that Jeff Perry was snubbed but I’d also suggest Bellamy Young too.

  21. Fiona says:

    Rectify and Sons of Anarchy. Aden Young. Adelaide Clements, Charlie Hunnam, Maggie Siff, Katie Sagal.

  22. Ryan says:

    Definitely Rectify for best drama series. Aden Young for best actor. Also Sons of Anarchy should have been nominated. Charlie Hunnam, Maggie Siff and Katey Sagal deserve nominations.

  23. chris says:

    SHAMELESS!!!!! for god-sake someone nominate Shameless!

  24. Love, Love, Love Kevin Spacey BUT House of Cards is NOT and will not be a TV Series until I can aim my remote at the TV and key in Netflix w/o Chromecast, Wii, PSP, XBox or Roku.

  25. Rizzo says:

    Did anyone mention Arrow?? Stephen Amell…. the writers? Has to be one of the best dramas on TV right now!

  26. few things:
    1. Sons Of Anarchy should have been nominated and not masters of sex of whatever show that was there.
    2. Charlie Hunnam should have been nominated as best lead actor in drama – and win.
    3. Homeland should have been canceled. this last season was pretty boring.
    4. Jennifer Carpenter should have been at least nominated for Dexter. after 7 season, she started acting her ass off in the final one.
    5. Gravity and Sandra Bullock should have won, this film is outstanding.

  27. Bob Roberts says:

    Why did you leave the two best programs out of the list?
    The Mentalist and Person of Interest! Also. Haven, but I guess the general population needs a few points higher IQ to enjoy this King show.

  28. Cailey says:

    I am so glad that The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles got nominated. They all totally deserved it, this season has been absolutely incredible. And I definitely agree, Michelle Fairley was snubbed. She is incredible on Game of Thrones.

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