2020 Golden Globe nominations: 6 biggest snubs for the horror genre

ROGER DALE FLOYD as Young Danny in the Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural thriller “STEPHEN KING’S DOCTOR SLEEP,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
ROGER DALE FLOYD as Young Danny in the Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural thriller “STEPHEN KING’S DOCTOR SLEEP,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. /

The nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes are officially here and, unsurprisingly, the horror genre as a whole has been largely snubbed.

Well, it’s that time of year again, awards season has officially arrived. Today the 2020 Golden Globes nominations were officially released and, sadly the horror genre was woefully underrepresented. It’s particularly disappointing because horror is creating some of the most thought-provoking and interesting content in Hollywood right now.

Often the most original new content is coming from the horror genre. Yet somehow, it remains overlooked and forgotten about. Here are 6 of the best projects released this year that were completely snubbed by the Golden Globes.


  • Snub: Lupita Nyong’o

Us released early this year from horror director Jordan Peele. It is his first new horror film after the critically-beloved Get Out and precedes his next horror film, Candyman, although he will only serve as a producer on the 2020 movie.

Even though Us didn’t generate the same amount of buzz as Get Out, many people agree that actress Lupita Nyong’o was a stand out in her dual role as Adelaide Wilson and leader of the Tethered — Red.

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Plus, she has already been nominated for Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Saturn Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Hollywood Critics Association, and more. It seemed like she would be a shoo-in for a Globe, but alas, that was sadly not the case.

Castle Rock

  • Snub: Lizzy Caplan

Many people anticipated Lizzy Caplan getting a nod for her stirring portrayal as iconic Stephen King’s character, Annie Wilkes.

Unfortunately, Castle Rock has missed the boat yet again. During its first season, many people had hoped Sissy Spacek would receive some awards attention. She was only recognized by the Saturn Awards.

American Horror Story

  • Snub: Billie Lourd

The fact American Horror Story didn’t manage to bring in any nominations is pretty surprising. Out of everything in the horror genre, AHS is usually the one dependable nomination we can count on. Sadly, that wasn’t the case this year.

AHS: Slasher received mixed reviews from critics and audiences but one thing most agree on is the incredibly electric performance from Billie Lourd. She was one of the standouts this season. Her nomination was always going to be a long-shot but it would have been nice.

Ready or Not

  • Snub: Samara Weaving, Best Motion Picture – Comedy

Ready or Not was extremely well-received when it released over the summer. It holds a high approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is still being talked about as one of the best horror movies of the year even in December. Samara Weaving turns in a career-best performance. It’s extremely disappointing that the movie was entirely ignored by the Globes.

Doctor Sleep

  • Snub: Director Mike Flanagan, Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Kyliegh Curran

Doctor Sleep is another film that was always going to be a long-shot. That said, it’s still tremendously disappointing that the film underperformed at the box office and failed to garner any serious awards attention.

The cast was excellent, particularly newcomer Kyleigh Curran as Abra and McGregor as an older Dan Torrance. Rebecca Ferguson was also exceptionally evil as the captivating villainess Rose the Hat.


  • Snub: Florence Pugh, Director Ari Aster

Ari Aster is one of the most interesting horror directors working today and yet his films keep getting ignored by the major awards circuit. Hereditary was one of the most talked-about films last year and Midsommar captivated people yet again this year. Whether you loved or hated his films, odds are you still can’t stop thinking about them.

Plus, this year was a breakout year for actress Florence Pugh. She dominated the screen in Midsommar and then wowed audiences yet again in Fighting with my Family and the upcoming Little Women. It’s disappointing that she didn’t receive a single nomination for her immense talents from any of those films, but particularly Midsommar where her portrayal of grief is astoundingly devastating.

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Which horror films and television series are you most disappointed didn’t get nominated? Are you planning to tune in to the Golden Globes this January? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

The 77th Golden Globe Awards will air on January 5 at 8 p.m. EST with host Ricky Gervais.