'Wonder Woman' snubbed by Golden Globes

'Foxtrot' fails to get a nod in best foreign language film category.

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December 11, 2017 16:38
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Gal Gadot attends Build Presents The Cast Of "Wonder Woman" at Build Studio on May 23, 2017 in New Y

Gal Gadot attends Build Presents The Cast Of "Wonder Woman" at Build Studio on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images/AFP). (photo credit: THEO WARGO/GETTY IMAGES/AFP)

 
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She has won the hearts of superhero fans across the globe, but Gal Gadot won’t be winning any awards at the Golden Globes next year.

With the nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes ceremony announced Monday, there was not a mention of the smash box office hit Wonder Woman. Despite the producers’ highest hopes, the film didn’t get a best picture or best director nod either. It did, however, get included on the American Film Institute’s top 10 films of 2017 list last week.

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And in continued disappointment for at least some Israelis, controversial film Foxtrot was also ignored by the Golden Globes nominations team. The film won the foreign language film award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures last month, as well as the Silver Lion at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this year.

But the Golden Globes foreign language film award will go to either Fantastic Women (Chile), First They Killed My Father (Cambodia), In the Fade (Germany), Loveless (Russia) or The Square (Sweden).

There were still plenty of shows with Jewish themes that were nominated on Monday for their acting. Rachel Brosnahan got a well-deserved best actress nod for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Brosnahan plays Miriam Maisel, an ultra-Jewish 1950s housewife who explores the world of stand-up comedy with a heavy dose of jokes about Yom Kippur.

In the best actor category for a limited TV series, it is shaping up to be Bernie Madoff vs. Albert Einstein. Robert DeNiro received a nod for portraying Madoff in HBO’s The Wizard of Lies and Geoffrey Rush the same for playing Einstein in National Geographic’s Genius.

Michelle Pfeiffer, who played Ruth Madoff in the TV film, was nominated for best-supporting actress in a TV series.



Overall, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy movie The Shape of Water led the nominations with nods in seven categories, including best drama film.

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, Steven Spielberg’s film about the Pentagon Papers saga received six nods including for best drama, best director and best actor for its lead, Tom Hanks. The film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also scored six nominations, for best drama, best director and best actress, among others.

Actor Christopher Plummer was nominated for his role in the film All the Money in the World, a job he took after Kevin Spacey was ousted over sexual assault allegations.

In the TV categories, Big Little Lies, The Crown, This is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale all got multiple nods. The awards ceremony will take place in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7.

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