The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gravitates toward particular kinds of movies, and clearly the Golden Globe voters found that “Beasts of the Southern Wild” wasn’t in that realm.
Considered by many award prognosticators a leading contender for a best picture Oscar and a best actress Oscar for young star Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was completely blanked Thursday morning in nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globes, in which Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” led all nominees with seven picks.
The “Beasts” shutout came a day after the movie was passed over by the Screen Actors Guild, which ruled that the film was ineligible for SAG honors because it was produced without an actors’ union contract.
The Globes have long favored showy movies anchored by A-list stars, often nominating critically and commercially scorned titles just because they feature big-name actors. The Globe voters, being from abroad, can also show a penchant for films with international themes over strongly American tales like "Beasts."