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Kate Hudson's shocking nomination sets the tone for controversial Golden Globes

Hollywood, California - Kate Hudson got an unexpected nomination for an as-yet unreleased movie, while other notable performances were passed over in this year's Golden Globes nominations reveal.

Kate Hudson plays a recently sober drug dealer in Music and Meryl Streep plays a narcissistic Broadway star in The Prom.
Kate Hudson plays a recently sober drug dealer in Music and Meryl Streep plays a narcissistic Broadway star in The Prom.  © Collage: screenshot/instagram/katehudson/IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association released the nomination list for this year's Golden Globes, and some choices have left people dumbfounded.

The first that comes to mind is Kate Hudson's nomination for best actress for her performance in Musica movie which, interestingly enough, has yet to be released.

In fact, many people have never even heard of the film and the few critics who did see it didn't exactly have the best things to say about it. Music currently has a 29% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hudson's nomination was all the more glaring after it emerged that more high-profile actors, such as Meryl Streep, had been snubbed.

As an icon in the film and musical world throughout the last decade, Streep was thought of as a shoo-in for a nomination after her performance as Dee Dee Allen in The Prom.

The Golden Globes shocked with snubs and surprise nominees

Borat Subsequent Film took on current events happening in the United States with satire and humor. The film has three Golden Globe nominations.
Borat Subsequent Film took on current events happening in the United States with satire and humor. The film has three Golden Globe nominations.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Press

But when the nominations were announced on Wednesday, Streep was nowhere to be found on the list.

Streep's performance wasn't the only one that was ignored. Spike Lee's critically acclaimed film Da 5 Bloods lost out in multiple categories, including Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director.

The fact that Spike Lee's Vietnam War drama didn't receive a single nomination shocked critics due in part to being named the best film by the National Board of Review one week before.

One film that came out of left field to scoop up three nominations was Sasha Baron Cohen's Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The film is up for Best Comedy or Musical, Best Actor, and Best Actress – the latter nomination going to Maria Bakalova for her stunning Hollywood debut.

With several shocking nominations and numerous jarring snubs, it's anyone's guess as to who will walk away with a Golden Globe on February 28.

Cover photo: Collage: screenshot/instagram/katehudson/IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

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