There's no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to the mercurial Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its Golden Globe nominations, but this year saw a number of surprises, like the dominance of Adam McKay's Dick Cheney film "Vice," and a number of truly shocking exclusions.
THEY CHOSE THE WRONG SAM
This was supposed to be Sam Elliott's year. The veteran character actor delivered a powerful performance as Jackson Maine's brother in "A Star Is Born," which many still think will earn the 74-year-old his first ever Oscar nomination. But the HFPA had a different plan for the baritone-voiced Elliott (a two-time Globes nominee), and...