True Blood, True Grit

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Let this be known as the day the Golden Globes went all Pia Zadora on us again. 

Burlesque and The Tourist combined for six nominations, while at least one certain Oscar favorite got nothing. 

Our picks for the most glaring Globe snubs:

Matt Damon, True Grit

Paramount Pictures

1. True Grit: Zero, zilch, nada. For Jeff Bridges. For Matt Damon. For Joel and Ethan Coen. For everybody and everything expected to contend for Best Picture and other top prizes at the Academy Awards. In the Hollywood Foreign Press' defense, the Western redo is no Burlesque… 

TRUE BLOOD, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard

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2. True Blood: Did the vampires get cast aside in the Drama Series TV category for Walking Dead's zombies? Looks that way. As if an overall lack of nominations wasn't insulting enough to the bloodsuckers…

The OfficeHouse, Big Love and Entourage also failed to return to their respective series races, but those snubs were less surprising.  

Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio:  He campaigned for both Inception and Shutter Island. He personally got nothing for either. 

Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love

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4. Julia Roberts: Wait a second… Doesn't the Hollywood Foreign Press collectively lose all sense where movie stars are concerned? Didn't its members nominate Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp for the biggest critical stinker either has ever made just because they're Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp? How did they not nominate Roberts for Eat Pray Love? What, did Cher steal too many of Roberts' votes, leaving them both out of contention? 

While you're puzzling on those questions, here are a couple more: One, where was Hilary Swank's nomination for Conviction; and, two, since Gwynth Paltrow croons in Country Strong, isn't her (non-nominated) performance more in tune with the Comedy or Musical category than, say, Jolie's non-singing, non-slapstick turn in The Tourist?

How Do You Know, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd

Sony Pictures

5. How Do You Know: How do you know you're in trouble? When your $100 million, no-concept comedy-drama that's gonna have to rely on the kindness of reviews and awards shows to drum up interest comes away with no nominations.

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