The nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes are officially out, and women in Hollywood are thoroughly represented. Female-driven shows like Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan scored several nominations, and I, Tonya and Lady Bird received love in the Best Motion Picture category for musicals or comedies. Even still, though, there are several women—and the films they starred in—who were snubbed that we just can’t get over. For one, Wonder Woman was completely shafted, as was the sublimely hilarious Girls Trip. And where the hell is Greta Gerwig’s directing nomination for Lady Bird? It’s outrageous! These 14 snubs are particularly hard to swallow. The Hollywood Foreign Press has some explaining to do.
1. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird: Best Director, Motion Picture
Gerwig’s Lady Bird has been almost universally adored by both critics and audiences. It even has a near perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press wasn’t impressed with Gerwig’s incredibly thoughtful direction, which brought out amazing performances from every single actor in the film. Maybe the experience was just too American to resonate as deeply as it has for the rest of us. — Abby Gardner, news writer and editor.
2. Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman: Best Director, Motion Picture
Jenkins was able to deliver something few directors have done before: a superhero film that doesn’t objectify women or present them as hollow characters. Not only that, but she gave us a hero young girls and boys across the world look up to. And with $821 million and counting in sales, she killed it at the box office. That’s why she’s one of Glamour’s Women of the Year, but she deserves all the awards. — Anna Moeslein, digital entertainment editor
3. Dee Rees, Mudbound: Best Director, Motion Picture~
Mudbound is a stunning movie with an all-star cast, directed and co-written by a black woman. It would have only been the second time a black woman was nominated for Best Director for the Golden Globes (Ava Duvernay was the first in 2015). Rees also struggled to get the movie sold even though it received rave reviews at several festivals. — Khaliha Hawkins, digital administrative assistant.
4. Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
The Hollywood Foreign Press awarded the star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with a Globe for her work as Rebecca Bunch in 2016, so it’s shocking to see them ignore the show’s excellent sophomore season, which featured darker emotional turns that were expertly handled by Bloom. Criminal! — Sara Gaynes Levy, senior editor.
5. Kristen Bell, The Good Place: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
I’ve never said the phrase “loveable douchebag” before, but if one exists, it’s Eleanor Shellstrop, as played by Bell on The Good Place. Bell is so pitch perfectly cast as a self-serving, self-centered woman out of place in Heaven that it’s hard to imagine the show’s oddball humor working even a little bit without her. Maybe she can have an Emmy? — Sara Gaynes Levy, senior editor.
6. Insecure: Best Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
I’m glad to see the Globes recognize Issa Rae’s acting skills, but the ensemble cast and crew is outstanding. So much of the magic of Insecure comes from the breadth of talent, in front of and behind the camera. — Diana Fakhouri, social media strategist.
7. Broad City: Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have come into their own as full-fledged showrunners this season, taking on directing in addition to writing, producing, and starring in Broad City. Each episode is a feminist rallying cry to resist Trump. — Diana Fakhouri, social media strategist.
8. Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Gadot brought strength to Wonder Woman, of course, but it’s the vulnerability and nuance she exuded on screen that should’ve landed her a spot in this category. It’s difficult to make superhero characters seem real—all that CGI blurs the lines—but Gadot did it in spades, while holding a lasso. — Christopher Rosa, entertainment staff writer.
9. Wonder Woman: Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
I know superhero blockbusters aren’t usually revisited come award show season, but I was nonetheless surprised to see Wonder Woman excluded from a few categories, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Director. It was such a monumental film, both financially and culturally; and the plot (centered around Gal Gadot’s strong, empathetic, inspiring titular character) and the story of its production (Patty Jenkins breaking records left and right, as a female director and just a director) feel as timely as ever. I’m sure this will be a topic that’s revisited as more nominations come out, but I hope at the very least it sparks more conversation about the work of women in Hollywood. — Ana Colón, digital fashion editor.
10.Girls Trip: Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Girls Trip enjoyed an incredible (and historical) theatrical run when it dropped over the summer. And if you’ve seen the movie—which was led by four phenomenal performances by women of color—then it’s not hard to understand why its absence from this category is sacrilegious. Girls Trip was the funniest film released this year, hands down. Yes, it was groundbreaking and culturally significant, but that’s not why it deserves a place in this category (though that helps, obviously). The laugh out loud moments in this film alone should’ve been enough to warrant it a Globes nomination—not to mention its 89 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This is a comedy category, after all. — Christopher Rosa, entertainment staff writer.
11. Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip: Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
There’s nothing more electric that seeing an actress really commit to a performance, and Haddish does just that on Girls Trip. She’s a magnet on the screen and effortlessly funny. I just have three words for you: that grapefruit scene. — Christopher Rosa, entertainment staff writer.
12. Vanessa Kirby, The Crown: Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Claire Foy absolutely deserves every accolade that comes her way as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, but it’s a royal travesty that Vanessa Kirby’s portrayal of Princess Margaret was overlooked. Margaret was a complicated woman, and Kirby brilliantly conveys her joy and despair in every frame of every scene. She’s mesmerizing, and watching her fall in love with Antony Armstrong-Jones is the best part of The Crown’s second season. Now, pardon me while I go drown my sorrows in a cup of tea and a tower of scones. — Jessica Radloff, West coast entertainment correspondent.
13. Madelaine Petsch, Riverdale: Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Let’s just be honest here: The Golden Globes is the loosest awards show of the season. Truly mind-boggling films and TV shows are nominated each year for seemingly no reason. And because the Hollywood Foreign Press seems to enjoy camp, it’s not so far-fetched to think Petsch should’ve snagged a nomination for playing the deliciously sassy Cheryl Blossom on Riverdale. No, Riverdale isn’t exactly prestige television, but Petsch’s portrayal of Cheryl is hilarious, biting, and all-consuming. Name another actor on TV who can deliver one-liners better. You just can’t. — Christopher Rosa, entertainment staff writer
14. Emily V. Gordon (with Kumail Nanjiani), The Big Sick: Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
The AFI named The Big Sick one of the year’s 10 best films, yet somehow the Globes failed to recognize it for Best Picture…comedy or drama. The screenplay was the brainchild of husband and wife team Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, who wrote the film based on their own cute and crazy story. It’s garnered Critics’ Choice, Independent Spirit, and Gotham Awards nominations, too. Sorry, Globes, but we’re swiping left on you for this one. — Jessica Radloff, West coast entertainment correspondent.