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3. Robin Williams, “Patch Adams”

Despite the fact that this 1998 cheese fest grossed a whopping $135 million at the U.S. box office, critics slammed the flick for its painfully predictable script, as well as star Robin Williams for his equally predictable and unfunny performance. Yet, both the picture and lead were nominated for Golden Globes, solidifying the HFPA’s questionable track record. Adding fuel to the fire was the real-life Patch Adams, who made a cameo in the film but later stated that he “hated” the movie and Williams’ portrayal of him.

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The Five Most Ridiculous Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known (and by “known,” I mean notorious) for nominating films and performances for Golden Globes that aren’t necessarily deserving of recognition. We get it; they accredit A-listers in an effort to beef up the star power in attendance and, as a result, the all-important TV ratings. But that doesn’t mean the organization deserves to get off the hook for some of their more suspect selections. Here’s our list of the five most ridiculous Golden Globe nominations. – By Matt Whitfield