These Are The Biggest Surprises And Snubs From The Golden Globe Nominations

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It's a lot to parse through

The Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning, announced by Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater.

Unsurprisingly, A Star Is Born snagged a whopping five nominations, including one for Lady Gaga for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama. (We feel like we should bring back "Yas Gaga" for this news, no?) It tied with newly released The Favourite, an absurdist masterpiece which stars Emma Stone and Olivia Colman.

Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and If Beale Street Could Talk also fared particularly well, which is a great indication that nominating committees are willing to look past a movie's blockbuster status and recognize when something is also high-quality. Plus, the overwhelming success of feature films with casts that center people of color is always something to celebrate.

And cheers for 15-year-old Elsie Fisher of Eighth Grade, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy, because it's always fun when a young actor gets celebrated for excellent work. And we're glad Amy Adams was nominated for her work in Sharp Objects, because of how well she portrayed someone suffering from trauma and addiction.

On the downside, there was absolutely no recognition for Widows or for the stellar performances by Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, or Daniel Kaluuya. Kaluuya could have also been nominated for his work in Black Panther, but none of the film's actors were nominated, nor was director Ryan Coogler—a huge oversight, as films don't just, you know, make themselves. And where is Sorry to Bother You? Where are the nominations for Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Lakeith Stansfield, and Boots Riley??

But maybe the biggest shock was the lack of noms for critical darling First Reformed and its lead, Ethan Hawke, who gave one of the best performances not just of the year but of the decade.

And once again, the lack of diversity of actors nominated, both in film and television categories, is dismaying, with every single actor category being, if not exclusively, then overwhelmingly white.

The Golden Globes will air on January 6.

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."