For Shame, Academy! 9 Golden Globe Winners Who Should Have Won Oscars



Unlike the Academy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has structured its Golden Globes awards show to maximize film exposure. If it’s remotely good — be it a drama, a comedy, a musical, or even a performance that lasts a few minutes — it stands a good chance at a nomination. Often, the criteria for the Golden Globes seems too loose — anyone see The Tourist? — but in many cases, the expansion into all genres allows for the year’s best to earn the gold they deserve.

To prove that the Oscars don’t always get it right (and the Golden Globes often pick up their slack), has assembled some of the past decade’s most egregious snubs. Whether they lost out in the Academy home stretch or failed to even get a nomination, the Globes were smart enough to bestow these movies and actors with their prestigious prize. Check out our gallery of…

9 Golden Globe Winners Who Should Have Won Oscars

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.