Golden Globes' Movie Surprises & Snubs: Sylvester Stallone Packs a Punch, Johnny Depp Left Out in the Cold
Johnny Depp and Michael Keaton were among those snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 2016 Golden Globe nominations
Following yesterday’s Screen Actors Guild award nominations, a lot of Hollywood’s biggest stars were left empty-handed. From Jennifer Lawrence to Sarah Silverman there were just as many surprises as there were snubs from the SAG Awards.
Here’s who will have – and who should have had – a chance at a Golden Globe on Jan. 10.
Snub: Johnny Depp
Depp’s transformation into Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger was well received – a former member of his crew told PEOPLE he could barely make it through a screening because the actor’s performance was so spot-on.
Surprise: Sylvester Stallone
Nearly four decades after Sylvester Stallone first entered the boxing ring as Rocky Balboa, the actor is up, once again, for his work as the iconic fictional Philadelphian, this time for best supporting actor.
Surprise: Amy Schumer and Trainwreck
Not only is the Schumer-penned flick up for best musical or comedy, though – the star is as well. After a banner year – which included an Emmy win – PEOPLE’s latest cover star will face off against new BFF Jennifer Lawrence for an acting Golden Globe. The nod is a pleasant surprise after being skipped over by the SAGs yesterday.
Surprise: “Love Me Like You Do” for Best Original Song from Fifty Shades of Grey
The film version of Fifty Shades of Grey may have had its share of controversy but it can now add “Golden Globe nominee” to its list of plaudits.
Ellie Goulding‘s song “Love Me Like You Do” from the film’s soundtrack is nominated for best original song, among other pop tunes like Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again.” The track has also been nominated for the BBC Music Awards Song of the Year and at the Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Snub: Spotlight‘s Stars
Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams (who got a surprise nomination for a SAG award) and Mark Ruffalo didn’t land among those vying for gold in any of the individual acting categories. Spotlight was, however, nominated for best motion picture drama.
Snub: Jacob Tremblay
While Jacob Tremblay has already accomplished more than most at age 9, the young star, unfortunately, won’t be able to add Golden Globe nominee to his list just yet: He was passed for a nomination for best supporting actor.
The Room star was nominated yesterday, however, for a SAG Award for male actor in a supporting role, and if he takes that home, he’ll become its youngest-ever winner.
Surprise: Al Pacino
Al Pacino‘ performance as an aging rocker whose life takes a turn after he receives a long-lost letter from John Lennon in Danny Collins earned him an unexpected nomination for best actor in a musical or comedy.
While Pacino is 75, the actor previously told PEOPLE he hasn’t even thought about retiring yet – “so far things keep pulling me back in” – and thankfully so.
Surprise: Mark Ruffalo
Ruffalo was expected to snag a nod for his dramatic work in Spotlight, but, instead, the actor was unexpectedly tapped for the June film Infinitely Polar Bear, scoring a lead actor nod in the musical/comedy category. In the movie, which also stars Zoë Saldana, Ruffalo plays a father struggling with his personal sanity while raising two young daughters.
Even Ruffalo was shocked, tweeting, “No way!”
Surprise: Maggie Smith
In The Lady in the Van, Maggie Smith plays a homeless woman who lives in – you guessed it – a van in a man’s London driveway for 15 years.
For it, she scored a nod for best actress in a musical or comedy. The 80-year-old British actress has previously won three individual acting Golden Globe Awards, most recently for Downton Abbey in 2012.
Surprise: Alicia Vikander’s Double Nominations
The in-demand Swedish-born star is up for leading actress Globe for her dramatic turn in The Danish Girl and supporting statuette for her performance in Ex Machina.