Shockers and snubs from Golden Globes movie noms: 'The Butler,' 'Mr. Banks' bomb

Going into Thursday's Golden Globe nominations announcement, certain films and stars were expected to get their due with a number of nods, such as critic favorites "The Butler" and "Saving Mr. Banks." But one thing is for sure — those films weren't favorites among the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" failed to get any notice in the best drama category, and supporting actor Tom Hanks was nowhere to be seen — expect, of course, in the best actor category for his title role in "Captain Phillips." The lone honor for the film went to best actress contender Emma Thompson.

While some were no doubt surprised to see Oprah Winfrey shut out of the best supporting actress category hot on the heels of her SAG Awards nomination for her work in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," she was in good company among "The Butler" snubs. The Globes also ignored the film in the best drama roundup, and lead actor Forest Whitaker (who made SAG's leading man list) didn't make the cut either.

As for that supporting actress category, Winfrey arguably wasn't even the biggest oversight there. Octavia Spencer certainly would have been a worthy inclusion for her role in the 2013 Sundance fave "Fruitvale Station," a film that failed to get Golden Globe recognition across the board.

Another expected name that proved to be a Globes no-show was that of late actor James Gandolfini. His work in his posthumous release, "Enough Said," has been the subject of steady Oscar buzz, but didn't rank a nod this time — even though co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus made list for her part in the romantic comedy.

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    "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" both received seven nods, while "Wolf of Wall Street" received two. See what other films and television shows were recognized.

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    "American Hustle," starring Jennifer Lawrence, received seven nods as well, including best actress for Lawrence, best comedy or musical, supporting actor and actress, and more.

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    "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock, received four nominations, including best drama and actress.

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    "Nebraska" received five nominations, including best comedy or musical, actor for Bruce Dern (left), actress, director and more.

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    "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, received three nominations: best drama, actress for Dench, and screenplay for Coogan.

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    Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," starring Cate Blanchett, earned two nods: drama actress for Blanchett, and supporting actress.

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    Robert Redford barely speaks in his role as an unnamed sailor battling the sea in "All Is Lost," which earned the star a best actor nod. The film was also recognized for its score.

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    Matthew McConaughey lost 50 pounds to portray Ron Woodroof, who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985, in the film "Dallas Buyers Club." The film received two nods: best actor for McConaughey, and supporting actor for Jared Leto.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio lives the good life as stockbroker Jordan Belfort in "Wolf of Wall Street," which received two nominations, including best comedy or musical, and actor for DiCaprio.

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    "Labor Day" received a best actress nod for star Kate Winslet.

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    "Her" received three nominations, includiing best comedy actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

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    "Rush" received two nods: best supporting actor for Daniel Bruhl, and best drama.

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    "Before Midnight" scored a best comedy or musical actress nod for star Julie Delpy.

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    AMC's "Breaking Bad,' about a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin, received three nods, including actor for star Bryan Cranston (pictured), supporting actor for Aaron Paul, and best TV drama series.

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    PBS' "Downton Abbey" received a nod for best TV drama.

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    Netflix's political drama "House of Cards," starring Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey, received four nods, including: actor and actress for Spacey and Wright, and best series.

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    Showtime's freshman series "Masters of Sex" received two nominations: best actor for star Michael Sheen, and best drama.

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    Kerry Washington plays fixer Olivia Pope in ABC's "Scandal," and received a best actress nomination for her work.

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    Jim Parsons received a nod for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." The show was also nominated for best comedy.

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    HBO's "Girls," starring Lena Dunham, was nominated for best comedy and best actress for Dunham.

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    Amy Poehler plays Leslie Knope on NBC's sitcom "Parks and Recreation." The show received two nods: best actress for Poehler, and best comedy.

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus was nominated for her work as Selina Meyer on HBO's comedy "Veep." The actress was also nominated for best actress for her work in the comedy film "Enough Said."

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    Jessica Lange was nominated for her work as witch Fiona on FX's "American Horror Story: Coven." The show also received a nod for best miniseries.

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    CBS drama "The Good Wife" received three nods, including best actress Julianna Margulies, supporting actor and best drama.

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    Showtime's "Ray Donovan" received two nods: best actor for Liev Schreiber (pictured) and supporting actor.

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    Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" snagged a best actress nod for star Edie Falco.

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The snubs weren't the only shockers in the mix on Thursday. Just as notable the Golden Globes oversights were the unexpected inclusions.

While Sally Hawkins deserved her place on the supporting actress list for her part in the Woody Allen dramedy "Blue Jasmine," it's a nod that few predicted, especially given the wealth of potential contenders in that category, including Winfrey's aforementioned expected appearance.

And while "Blue Jasmine" didn't make find a spot in the best drama nominations, Ron Howard's racing drama "Rush" did. "Rush's" Daniel Bruhl also surprised with his best supporting actor nod — as he did the day before with a SAG honor.

British offering "Philomena" was another shocker in the best drama roundup, nabbing a spot that seemed ripe for "Jasmine" or "Dallas Buyers Club" (though "Dallas" lead Matthew McConaughy and supporting star Jared Leto made the grade in the acting categories).

Of course, the biggest surprises still lie ahead — the winners and losers. See who walks away with the awards when the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards air Jan. 12 on NBC.

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