Viola Davis, America Ferrera, Adam Driver snubbed in 2024 Golden Globe nominations

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Awards season is back in full swing, and with it, the usual hand-wringing over who was or wasn't nominated.

In Monday's Golden Globe nominations, “The Color Purple” (in theaters Christmas Day) was shockingly snubbed in the best musical/comedy category, despite landing acting nominations for stars Fantasia Barrino (“American Idol”) and Danielle Brooks (“Orange Is the New Black”). The highly stylized film is an adaptation of the Oprah Winfrey-produced Broadway musical, which itself is adapted from the 1985 Steven Spielberg film and 1982 Alice Walker book.

Here are more of the most surprising omissions in the nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, which are Jan. 7 on CBS and Paramount+ (8 p.m. ET/5 PT).

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Golden Globes 2024 snubs:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as a novelist who overhears her husband's extremely honest reaction to her newest book in Nicole Holofcener's comedy "You Hurt My Feelings."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as a novelist who overhears her husband's extremely honest reaction to her newest book in Nicole Holofcener's comedy "You Hurt My Feelings."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The “Veep” star delivers one of the year’s best performances in the criminally underseen “You Hurt My Feelings,” a sharply observed comedy about criticism, insecurity and the white lies we tell our loved ones. But despite nine previous Globe nominations (and one win for “Seinfeld”), Louis-Dreyfus was passed over in the category for best comedy actress.

America Ferrera

The “Ugly Betty” star has been on the campaign trail for Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” in which she plays a toy designer and mom struggling to reconnect with her daughter (Ariana Greenblatt). Ferrera gets a barnstorming monologue about the impossible standards of womanhood but was sadly overlooked for best supporting actress.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is the heart of Ben Affleck's sports drama "Air."
Viola Davis is the heart of Ben Affleck's sports drama "Air."

After her career-best performance in “The Woman King” was snubbed by the Oscars last year, it’s disappointing to see Davis’ stellar work in “Air” ignored by the Globes this season, playing Deloris Jordan, the business-savvy mom of Michael Jordan. Her absence is even more head-scratching given that the Nike drama was nominated for best musical/comedy and best comedy actor (Matt Damon).

Adam Driver

Adam Driver as Italian sports car entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari in "Ferrari."
Adam Driver as Italian sports car entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari in "Ferrari."

The famously press-shy star has been working the awards circuit to promote Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” with appearances at Venice and New York film festivals as well as last month’s Gotham Awards. But Driver couldn’t cross the finish line in the race for best actor, nor could co-star Penélope Cruz for best supporting actress.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson was overlooked for her performance as Shug in "The Color Purple."
Taraji P. Henson was overlooked for her performance as Shug in "The Color Purple."

The “Empire” star is luminous in “The Color Purple” as Shug Avery, the sultry nightclub singer who helps Celie (Fantasia Barrino) come out of her shell. But despite acting nominations for Barrino and Danielle Brooks as the headstrong Sofia, Henson was missing from Monday’s nominations.

Zac Efron

Harris Dickinson, left, Zac Efron, Stanley Simons and Jeremy Allen White play the wrestling Von Erich brothers in "The Iron Claw."
Harris Dickinson, left, Zac Efron, Stanley Simons and Jeremy Allen White play the wrestling Von Erich brothers in "The Iron Claw."

The former teen heartthrob steps into the ring in “The Iron Claw,” which tells the tragic real-life story of the Von Erich family wrestling dynasty. But the well-received movie was down for the count when it was overlooked in all Globes categories, including best actor.

Dominic Sessa

In Alexander Payne’s warm and wistful “The Holdovers,” the first-time actor holds his own against powerhouse performers Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, playing an unlikely trio stuck together at a boarding school over Christmas. Although his co-stars were recognized for their emotional work, the Globes egregiously snubbed Sessa in best supporting actor.

'Wonka'

"Wonka" star Timothée Chalamet poses for a portrait in London.
"Wonka" star Timothée Chalamet poses for a portrait in London.

Timothée Chalamet earned a well-deserved best comedy actor nod for movie musical “Wonka,” a sugar-sweet origin story about Roald Dahl’s eccentric chocolatier. But the whimsical film from “Paddington” director Paul King was shut out of the best musical/comedy category in favor of more provocative contenders “May December” and “Poor Things.”

Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

After nearly 30 years in Hollywood, Ellis-Taylor finally landed her first Oscar nomination early last year for “King Richard” with Will Smith. She’s back in the awards mix this season with Ava DuVernay’s long-awaited “Origin,” a thought-provoking drama about race and class. But her campaign took a knock Monday when she was excluded from the competitive best drama actress category at the Globes.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Golden Globes snubs 2024 nominations: Adam Driver, Zac Efron shut out