Poor Joan. She gets fired and has to put up with a lemon of a husband and still can't get a Golden Globe nod.

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

Bah. Those tricksy Golden Globe Awards. Not quite the Emmys. Not quite the Oscars. But somehow just as desired.

So I’m disappointed in some glaring snubs in the 67th annual Golden Globe nominations:

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Best Picture, Drama
”The Hurt Locker”
‘Up in the Air”
“Avatar”
”Inglorious Basterds”
”Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Snubbed: I want “The Hurt Locker” to win, but I’m disappointed that “Where the Wild Things Are” was left out.  Plenty of good films were snubbed — including “The Road,” “An Education,” and “Bright Star” — but “Where the Wild Things Are” is one of 2009’s best pictures. It could easily have taken the “Up in the Air” spot, and “Up in the Air” could’ve moved to the top of the less impressive Best Picture, Musical or Comedy lineup.

Don't worry, "Where the Wild Things Are." If nothing else, you shall achieve cult status.

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Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
”Nine”
“(500) Days of Summer”
”The Hangover”
”It’s Complicated”
”Julie & Julia”

Snubbed: No “The Informant!” “Bruno,” “Duplicity” … there really aren’t that many award-worthy comedies, are there.

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Best Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”
Snubbed: The biggie: Jeremy Renner for “The Hurt Locker.” The star of the best film of the year is usually nominated and Renner definitely earned a nod. Also left out: Viggo Mortensen for “The Road,” Max Records for “Where the Wild Things Are,” Sharlto Copley for “District 9.”

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Best Actress, Drama
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”

Abbie Cornish (right) was snubbed in "Bright Star," which was also snubbed for Best Picture, Drama, and Best Director, Jane Campion.

Who is missing: The biggie” Abbie Cornish for “Bright Star.” She was certainly as good as Carey Mulligan, who may win this year. Also left out: Hilary Swank for “Amelia” (thank you for that), Saoirse Ronan for “The Lovely Bones” (is this movie going to be bad?)

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Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglorious Basterds”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”

Snubbed: Lee Daniels for “Precious,” Rob Marshall for “Nine,” Jane Campion for “Bright Star,” Peter Jackson for “The Lovely Bones,” Neill Blomkamp for “District 9.” Love that this is pitting James Cameron and his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, against each other. Go Kathryn!

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Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”

Snubbed: Alec Baldwin or Steve Martin from “It’s Complicated,” Clive Owen from “Duplicity,” any of the guys from “The Hangover”

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Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Marion Cotillard, —”Nine”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”

Snubbed: Everyone else in “Nine,” Zooey Deschanel in “(500) Days of Summer,” Amy Adams in “Julie & Julia”

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Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, “Inglorious Basterds”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Matt Damon, “Invictus”

Anthony Mackie of "The Hurt Locker"

Snubbed: Anyone else from “Inglorious Basterds” would be better here than Matt Damon, but the number one omission is Anthony Mackie of “The Hurt Locker.” Seriously, why no acting nominations for that film?

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Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”

Snubbed: Mélanie Laurent or Diane Kruger in “Inglorious Basterds”

Melanie Laurent of "Inglorious Basterds"

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TELEVISION

Best Series, Drama
“Mad Men,” AMC
“True Blood, HBO
“House,” Fox
“Dexter,” Showtime
“Big Love,” HBO

Snubbed: “In Treatment” was here last year and now it’s gone because season two didn’t air in the right time frame this past year.

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Best Actor, Drama
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Snubbed: Gabriel Byrne won in this category last year and now he’s gone. Bryan Cranston is a perennial favorite, but there’s no “Breaking Bad” here at all. What gives? I’ve never gotten into that show, but for some reason *They* always rave about him.

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Best Actress, Drama

January Jones, “Mad Men”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Snubbed: Sally Field for “Brothers & Sisters” — she was here last year, along with Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order”

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Best Series, Musical or Comedy
“Modern Family,” ABC
“Glee,” Fox
“30 Rock,” NBC
“The Office,” NBC
“Entourage,” HBO

Snubbed: “Parks & Recreation” is actually as strong as “The Office” this year, and better than “Entourage.” “Weeds” was shut out.

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Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Snubbed: No Mary-Louise Parker for “Weeds”? Guess they are done with her.

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Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Jane Adams, “Hung”

Snubbed: A lot of people, including most of the women on your favorite shows, but the most unforgivable omission is Christina Hendricks on “Mad Men.” For shame. She should be winning this. I’m also upset for Hope Davis that “In Treatment” was shut out because of its air dates.

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Godric, go bite the Hollywood Foreign Press for snubbing Allan Hyde! And pray for an Emmy.

Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”

Snubbed: I wanted Allan Hyde here for “True Blood.” His Godric was, to me, the second best thing about TB’s fantastic second season. The first was the rise of Alexander Skarsgard as Eric. I would’ve been happy to see Skarsgard here as well, or Nelsan Ellis as scene-stealer Lafayette. But how about John Slattery as Roger Sterling on “Mad Men”? Or Ty Burrell of “Modern Family”? Or, since my choice to win is Michael Emerson of “Lost,” what about Terry O’Quinn? Locke is the lasting icon of “Lost.”

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