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Nominations for the 2023 Golden Globes were omitted for Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and Jennifer Lawrence.

For some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Christmas arrived early.

Cate Blanchett (“Tár”), Daniel Craig (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”), and Margot Robbie (“Babylon”) are among the few A-list actors nominated for Golden Globes this year.

After being sidelined in 2022 due to diversity and ethical concerns, the contentious awards show hopes to return with a televised event. The Globes will return on January 10 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on NBC and Peacock, with a live show hosted by stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael.

The following are the major films, television shows, and performances that were overlooked by the Globes:

Cruise, Tom

With the long-awaited sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” Cruise has the highest-grossing film of the year, which was named the best film of 2022 by the National Board of Review last week. Despite receiving a Globe nomination for best picture for “Top Gun,” Cruise was oddly overlooked for best actor.

Smith, Will

Smith’s Oscar apology tour is in full swing, with the actor appearing on late-night shows and red carpets to promote his new film “Emancipation,” about an enslaved man’s perilous escape. However, Hollywood may not be ready to forgive Smith for slapping Chris Rock just yet, as Smith was noticeably absent from Monday’s Globe nominations for best actor.

Lawrence, Jennifer

After getting married and having a child, the three-time Golden Globe winner has slowly re-entered public life, returning to her indie roots with the quiet veteran drama “Causeway.” However, the Apple TV+ film may have been too subdued for voters who passed up Lawrence for best actress.

‘Paradise Ticket’

“Ticket to Paradise,” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, resurrected the studio rom-com this fall, grossing nearly $170 million worldwide. However, ticket sales did not translate into awards love for the Hollywood megastars, who were both shut out of the Globes comedy acting nominations. Roberts did, however, receive one nomination for best actress in a limited series for the Starz drama “Gaslit.”

Sandler, Adam

Sandler has been hard at work promoting his Netflix basketball film “Hustle,” charming the Gotham Awards with his hilarious tribute speech, and reuniting with former co-star Brendan Fraser for Variety’s Actors on Actors conversation series. But the comedian will have to miss yet another Golden Globes, where he was last nominated for “Punch-Drunk Love” nearly two decades ago.

Hanks, Tom

This season, the 10-time Globe nominee and four-time winner has two films in contention for awards: Baz Luhrmann’s splashy “Elvis” and the upcoming dramedy “A Man Called Otto” (in select theatres Dec. 30). But Hanks was passed over for both films, despite the fact that “Elvis” received nominations for best picture, director, and actor (Austin Butler).

Palmer, Keke

Nobody has had a better December than Palmer, who revealed she’s pregnant while hosting “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month. She also won best supporting actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” but was not nominated for a Golden Globe.

Female directors

The Globes have long been chastised for their lack of female representation in the best director category, with Natalie Portman famously criticising the “all-male nominees” at last year’s ceremony. Following last year’s nominations for Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”), filmmakers such as Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”), Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”), and Maria Schrader (“She Said”) were noticeably absent from this year’s all-male category.


The HBO series “Barry,” which tells the story of a hitman-turned-aspiring actor, has twice been nominated for a Golden Globe for best comedy or musical (“Saturday Night Live” veteran Bill Hader). Although Hader and co-star Henry Winkler received acting nominations again this year, the show’s third season was overlooked in the Globes’ top TV category.

Shannon, Michael

Jessica Chastain was nominated for her eighth Golden Globe on Monday for her role as country singer Tammy Wynette in the Showtime miniseries “George & Tammy.” However, Michael Shannon, who plays Wynette’s third husband, George Jones, was not nominated for best actor in a limited series.

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