2017 Golden Globes: Snubs and Surprisesby IMDb-Contributing-Writers | last updated - 8 months ago
It was a star-studded night on the red carpet, but not everyone can be a winner. Check out our list of snubs and surprises from the awards show. — Sharon Knolle
Surprise: British Invasion!
Instead of a repeat of the Emmys in the limited series race, where "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" netted wins for Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance, HFPA voters favored Brits Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie for "The Night Manager." They also lavished love on Brits Olivia Colman (also of "The Night Manager") and Claire Foy and her Netflix series "The Crown."
Surprise: Billy Bob Thornton Edges Out Rami Malek
While the Emmys singled out "Mr. Robot" star Rami Malek for Best Actor in a Drama, the HFPA chose the star of Amazon series "Goliath." Thornton seemed to think the race was between him and "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk, joking "we have had a feud since the 1940s, when we did a movie with Van Johnson… so there you, go, Bud." He got serious by the end, dedicating his award to a PA from the show who passed away last year.
Surprise: "Atlanta" Takes TV Award
Unlike the Emmys, where the same show can win over and over, the Globes likes to keep things fresh. There weren't shows much fresher than "Atlanta," which won for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and its star Donald Glover. Last year, "Mozart in the Jungle" and its star Gael Garcia Bernal won both awards.
Snub: Jeffrey Tambor Goes Home Empty-Handed
While another Emmy for Tambor was such a sure thing that Jimmy Kimmel simply handed him one to "save time" at the beginning of the 2016 Emmys, there was no such certainty at the Globes. The HFPA likes to spread the love around, with the television comedy acting award this year going to Donald Glover for "Atlanta."
Surprise: La La Land Sets Record For Movies
The uplifting Hollywood musical was expected to be a big winner going into the awards show, but no one expected it to sweep every category. It won Globes for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Best Director (Damien Chazelle) and for score, song, and screenplay. That's a record 7 Globes, the most ever won by any film.