Golden Globes look to be sex-scandal free with 2018 nominees

Taryn Ryder

The ongoing wave of sexual harassment scandals has Hollywood on edge - especially with awards season around the corner.

Luckily for the Hollywood Foreign Press, it appears they have (for now) sidestepped some potentially awkward situations inside the Beverly Hilton ballroom: None of the big names who have been accused of sexual misconduct received Golden Globes nominations this morning, and will have no reason to show up at January’s ceremony.

Harvey Weinstein sits at the forefront of the sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood

The good news is, that should allow some of the nominees who have been vocal about their experiences with harassment — like Angelina Jolie and Jessica Chastain — to enjoy their special night a bit more.

ICYMI, here are some of the men in the midst of scandals who did not receive Globe nominations for their work in 2017:

Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co.
Once a fixture at every awards season event, Weinstein — who stands accused of harassment, misconduct, and/or assault by over 80 women — will likely not be in attendance. The Weinstein Company, which was founded by Harvey and his brother, Bob, was shut out entirely.

Angelina Jolie, one of the many famous women who spoke out against Weinstein, did land a nomination for First They Killed My Father, which she directed.

Kevin Spacey
Spacey did not receive a Best Actor nomination for his work on the most recent season of House of Cards, which we now know will be his last. In fact, House of Cards was shut out entirely.

And perhaps adding insult to injury, Christopher Plummer — who replaced Spacey in the Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World after accusations against Spacey surfaced — has now been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category. Scott and All the Money co-star Michelle Williams have both been nominated as well.

Kevin Spacey did not receive a nomination for his work on House Of Cards. Source: Netflix

Brett Ratner
The director and producer was accused by multiple women, including Olivia Munn, of misconduct. And although the accusations are something he flatly denies, it seems he will be absent from the ceremony as well.

He was executive producer of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but it did not receive a nomination in the Best Animated Film category.

And while his production company, RatPac Entertainment, helped finance Dunkirk, which has three nominations, Ratner is not listed as having a producer credit on the film — so we’d venture to guess it’s unlikely he gets a seat at Christopher Nolan’s table.

Woody Allen
The filmmaker has been accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow — and whenever he pops up around awards season, so, too, do those rumours of assault. (He has denied any wrongdoing.)

Farrow recently wondered why the #MeToo revolution seemed to spare Woody Allen , but perhaps she’ll find justice in his Golden Globes shutout. His buzzy new film starring Kate Winslet, Wonder Wheel, received zero nominations.

Woody Allen's new film, Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet, did not receive a nomination. Source: Amazon Studios

Jeffrey Tambor
The Transparent star has been nominated in the Best Actor category every year since the Amazon series premiered in 2014 — he even won at the 2015 Golden Globes. That streak has been snapped this year, since Tambor, who denies recent accusations of sexual misconduct, was left off the list — as was the show itself.

This is the first time Jeffery Tambor has been left off the nominations for Best Actor for his role in Transparent. Source: Amazon Studios

Louis C.K.
Career backlash came swiftly for the comedian, who publicly apologised after five women accused him of sexual misconduct.

The distributor of his film I Love You, Daddy revealed they wouldn’t be moving forward with its release, and HBO cut ties with the five-time Emmy winner.

The Louis C.K. co-created comedy Better Things was a dark horse in this year’s Golden Globes race, but didn’t make the Best Comedy cut. (Its star Pamela Adlon did receive an acting nomination.)

Louis C.K. publicly apologised after being accused of sexual misconduct. Source: Getty

The only potential awkward #MeToo moment may occur if last year’s Best Actor winner, Casey Affleck, returns, per tradition, to present the award for Best Actress, Drama.

Sexual harassment allegations against the actor didn’t hurt Affleck’s campaign last year, as he also took home an Oscar for his performance in Manchester by the Sea. Lawsuits filed by two women in 2010 alleged Affleck was inappropriate on his film, I’m Still Here. (Affleck has denied the claims, and the suits were settled out of court.)

The accusations were recently dredged up by the star of Call Me by Your Name (and 2018 Golden Globe nominee) Armie Hammer, who issued a lengthy apology to Affleck over the weekend. (The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has not yet responded to a request for comment as to whether Affleck will appear at the 2018 ceremony.)

The Golden Globe Awards hosted by Seth Meyers will air Monday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m AEST.

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