Where’s ‘The Butler’? Globes Snubs and Surprises

December 12, 2013 11:58 PM

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Where’s ‘The Butler’? Globes Snubs and Surprises

— “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Isn’t Oprah supposed to have built-in value with the film community? While she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for her role as Gloria Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” on Wednesday, she was left off of the Globes list. In fact, “The Butler” was entirely excluded from the nominee list, including Forest Whitaker in the title role.

— “Fruitvale Station.” Sure filmmaker Ryan Coogler and lead actor Michael B. Jordan are newcomers, but the true-life injustice tale was numbing and received a large amount of praise and buzz. However, the indie release may be a bit of a distant memory for the HFPA, since it was released last summer....

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