The Biggest Snubs of the Golden Globes 2017
January 9, 2017 (One Comment) by Darren Bates

“La La Land” was the big winner from the 74th Golden Globe Awards, notching 7 wins and surpassing the record of 6 set by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978).

But where there are winners, there are also losers! Here are some of the biggest, headline grabbing, upsets from last night’s Awards.

Natalie Portman (Jackie) – Best Actress in a Drama (Film)

Perhaps the biggest shock of the evening came in the form of Isabelle Huppert (6/1) winning the Best Actress in a Drama Award for her role in Elle. Natalie Portman was as short as 1/5 to claim the prize for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie, but was beaten to it by the French actress.

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What’s even more puzzling about this one is the fact that the Award went to an actress in a French film; and foreign films have historically been forgotten about when put up against their American counterparts. Needless to say, this upset ought to liven up the ‘Best Actress’ market at this year’s Oscars.

Thandi Newton (Westworld) – Best Supporting Actress (TV Series)

Another major upset came when overwhelming favourite for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series (at odds of 1/4) Thandi Newton was pipped to the post by, the rank outsider in the betting (16/1), Olivia Colman for her role in The Night Manager.

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I can’t speak too much to what earned Olivia her prize, however Thandi’s portrayal of cybernetic brothel owner – Maeve Millay in HBO’s Westworld was nothing short of breath-taking and I believe that she more than justified her short-priced favouritism.

John Lithgow (The Crown) – Best Supporting Actor (TV Series)

You probably remember John Lithgow (whose nickname is ‘Jiggles’ I recently discovered) as the dad from Harry and the Hendersons, ‘Dr. Dick’ from 3rd Rock from the Sun or perhaps as the ‘Trinity Killer’ from Dexter: Season 4. Whichever role comes to mind when you think of Jiggles, there’s no denying the fact that the man’s a quality actor. This was never truer than when Lithgow dawned the iconic ‘Homburg’ hat of Winston Churchill in the Netflix Original Series: The Crown.

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Yet Lithgow, again, was on the wrong end of an upset at last night’s Golden Globes as the Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series went to Hugh Laurie (6/1) for his role in The Night Manager.

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) – Best Supporting Actor (Film)

The Award went to Aaron Taylor-Johnson (yes, the lad who plays Kick Ass) for his role in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. Aaron was considered by many critics to be a shock nominee let alone a potential winner, but he did just that at huge odds of 20/1.

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Fans of Mahershala’s portrayal of Juan in the critically acclaimed Moonlight (3/10 to win the award) were outraged by this and wasted no time berating the Globes and Aaron on Twitter. We all love a good Twitter trolling, but poor Aaron’s only crime was that of good acting.

So there you have it! If you are having a bet on The Oscars 2017, bear in mind that the awards don’t always go to the favourites.

Darren Bates
Lover of sports, lifter of weights, singer of songs and explorer of places.

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  1. I have just finished watching westworld and I totally feel like Thandi should have one it! her performance was outstanding. Perhaps I need to watch The Night Manager though 🙂

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The Biggest Snubs of the Golden Globes 2017
January 9, 2017 (One Comment) by Darren Bates

“La La Land” was the big winner from the 74th Golden Globe Awards, notching 7 wins and surpassing the record of 6 set by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978).

But where there are winners, there are also losers! Here are some of the biggest, headline grabbing, upsets from last night’s Awards.

Natalie Portman (Jackie) – Best Actress in a Drama (Film)

Perhaps the biggest shock of the evening came in the form of Isabelle Huppert (6/1) winning the Best Actress in a Drama Award for her role in Elle. Natalie Portman was as short as 1/5 to claim the prize for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie, but was beaten to it by the French actress.

nportman-resize

What’s even more puzzling about this one is the fact that the Award went to an actress in a French film; and foreign films have historically been forgotten about when put up against their American counterparts. Needless to say, this upset ought to liven up the ‘Best Actress’ market at this year’s Oscars.

Thandi Newton (Westworld) – Best Supporting Actress (TV Series)

Another major upset came when overwhelming favourite for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series (at odds of 1/4) Thandi Newton was pipped to the post by, the rank outsider in the betting (16/1), Olivia Colman for her role in The Night Manager.

tnewton-resize

I can’t speak too much to what earned Olivia her prize, however Thandi’s portrayal of cybernetic brothel owner – Maeve Millay in HBO’s Westworld was nothing short of breath-taking and I believe that she more than justified her short-priced favouritism.

John Lithgow (The Crown) – Best Supporting Actor (TV Series)

You probably remember John Lithgow (whose nickname is ‘Jiggles’ I recently discovered) as the dad from Harry and the Hendersons, ‘Dr. Dick’ from 3rd Rock from the Sun or perhaps as the ‘Trinity Killer’ from Dexter: Season 4. Whichever role comes to mind when you think of Jiggles, there’s no denying the fact that the man’s a quality actor. This was never truer than when Lithgow dawned the iconic ‘Homburg’ hat of Winston Churchill in the Netflix Original Series: The Crown.

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Yet Lithgow, again, was on the wrong end of an upset at last night’s Golden Globes as the Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series went to Hugh Laurie (6/1) for his role in The Night Manager.

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) – Best Supporting Actor (Film)

The Award went to Aaron Taylor-Johnson (yes, the lad who plays Kick Ass) for his role in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. Aaron was considered by many critics to be a shock nominee let alone a potential winner, but he did just that at huge odds of 20/1.

mali-resize

Fans of Mahershala’s portrayal of Juan in the critically acclaimed Moonlight (3/10 to win the award) were outraged by this and wasted no time berating the Globes and Aaron on Twitter. We all love a good Twitter trolling, but poor Aaron’s only crime was that of good acting.

So there you have it! If you are having a bet on The Oscars 2017, bear in mind that the awards don’t always go to the favourites.

Darren Bates
Lover of sports, lifter of weights, singer of songs and explorer of places.

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  1. I have just finished watching westworld and I totally feel like Thandi should have one it! her performance was outstanding. Perhaps I need to watch The Night Manager though 🙂

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