Golden Globes 2015: Biggest snubs from Interstellar to American Sniper and Unbroken

These are the stars who may be sobbing into their champagne

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This Sunday will see some of the biggest names in film and TV compete for Golden Globes in Hollywood.

But while actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Amy Adams are in with a shot at winning some gongs and Birdman leads the way with seven nominations, there have inevitably been some shock snubs.


Let’s take a look at some of the movies and shows whose stars may be sobbing into their champagne:


Angelina Jolie’s directorial effort about the late World War II hero Louis Zamperini has missed out on a best drama nomination, despite being widely-tipped for awards season nods. Lead star Jack O’Connell is nowhere to be seen on the acting shortlists either, nor is Takamasa Ishihara who plays Japanese Army sergeant ‘The Bird’. In fact, this film has been flat out ignored by Globes voters.

Angelina Jolie's 2014 war drama Unbroken


Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic had a lot of expectation resting on it but, while many cinemagoers enjoyed Interstellar, it received a lukewarm reception from critics. The Inception director’s movie was not named in the nominations list but lead actor Matthew McConaughey has at least been recognised for TV drama True Detective.

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar

American Sniper

Bradley Cooper plays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s drama, which has garnered much excitement from reviewers. But American Sniper has somehow missed the net as far as bagging nominations is concerned, with Sienna Miller also unacknowledged as supporting actress. Not one to rule out for Academy consideration just yet.

Bradley Cooper stars in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

The Normal Heart

The fact that this TV movie has been left out is less remarkable than the omission of Globes darling Julia Roberts, who plays an AIDs doctor with polio. Roberts has been nominated for eight gongs in the past but will have to console herself this time around.

Julia Roberts has been nominated for eight Golden Globes


Benedict Cumberbatch is right up there for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, but has been overlooked for his lead performance as Sherlock Holmes in BBC drama Sherlock. To be fair to Cumberbatch though, said category is jam-packed with the likes of True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey and Fargo’s Billy-Bob Thornton.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in BBC drama Sherlock

Others to be passed over by the Globes include Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher, regular ceremony host Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation, Ben Affleck in Gone Girl, nerdy comedy The Big Bang Theory and CIA drama Homeland.