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This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams, Betty Gabriel and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, “Get Out.”

This morning's announcement of the Golden Globe nominations meant celebration for some movies unlikely to score Academy Award nominations and puzzlement for those expecting easy nods.

The biggest surprises came in the director's category. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association distanced itself from many of the critics associations that have already announced their respective film winners by nominating films that haven't scored big wins with critics.

Though respected by critics, Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" has flown under the radar since it opened this past summer. With a number of other films overshadowing it during Oscar season, the WWII drama hadn't made many of the top lists.

Despite that, "Dunkirk" scored a best drama nomination for the Golden Globes, as well as a nomination for Nolan.

The HFPA also handed out quite a few nominations for "All the Money in the World," which also hasn't been discussed much by critics - likely due to time constraints of when the film could be screened.

Ridley Scott's project received quite a bit of attention after the director decided to scrap all of Kevin Spacey's scenes and replace him with Christopher Plummer only weeks before the expected release.

That re-shoot schedule didn't seem to dampen the HFPA's interest, handing out nominations for Michelle Williams (best actress in a drama), Scott (best director) and Plummer (best supporting actor).

The two films meant other popular contenders were snubbed.

"Get Out" may have scored nominations for actor Daniel Kaluyaa and best motion picture in the odd and argued category of "musical or comedy," but director Jordan Peele nor his screenplay got Globe nominations.

Director Greta Gerwig didn't score a directing nomination (making all of the director nominees male), though her screenplay for "Lady Bird" and her film received nominations (Laurie Metcalf also received a supporting actress nod for the film).

Though "Phantom Thread" is becoming more known as Daniel Day-Lewis' last foray into acting, it is also regarded as some as being director Paul Thomas Anderson's finest work. That, however, didn't lead to many Globe nominations save for acting and score.

"The Florida Project" was also a favorite among critics and scored a Globe nomination for Willem Dafoe, but it did not receive a best film nomination.

"The Big Sick" was completely shut out, even in the comedy category that had the unusual presence of "The Greatest Showman," whose ads have made it look less than interesting.

Unlike previous years (specifically when "The Martian" was nominated as a comedy and eventually, easily won that Golden Globe), the musical/comedy field will be a harder one to predict. Though the HFPA didn't seem taken with "Get Out," "Lady Bird" will face some competition from "I, Tonya," which scored nominations for Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, and "The Disaster Artist" has also made some waves, though largely for James Franco's acting.

With strong contenders also in the drama category - with "Call Me By Your Name" likely being the one to beat - it may be an interesting season of awards, one that is already unpredictable with critics honoring different movies at the end of the year.

Here is a list of the Golden Globe nominations for motion picture:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

  • "Call Me By Your Name"
  • "Dunkirk"
  • "The Post"
  • "The Shape of Water"
  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Performance by an Actress - Drama

  • Jessica Chastain in "Molly's Game"
  • Sally Hawkins in "The Shape of Water"
  • Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • Meryl Streep in "The Post"
  • Michelle Williams in "All the Money in the World"

Best Performance by an Actor - Drama

  • Timothee Chalamet in "Call Me By Your Name"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in "Phantom Thread"
  • Tom Hanks in "The Post"
  • Gary Oldman in "Darkest Hour"
  • Denzel Washington in "Roman J. Israel, Esq."

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

  • "The Disaster Artist"
  • "Get Out"
  • "The Greatest Showman"
  • "I, Tonya"
  • "Lady Bird"

Best Performance by an Actress - Musical or Comedy

  • Judi Dench in "Victoria & Abdul"
  • Helen Mirren in "The Leisure Seeker"
  • Margot Robbie in "I, Tonya"
  • Saoirse Ronan in "Lady Bird"
  • Emma Stone in "Battle of the Sexes"

Best Performance by an Actor - Musical or Comedy

  • Steve Carell in "Battle of the Sexes"
  • Ansel Elgort in "Baby Driver"
  • James Franco in "The Disaster Artist"
  • Hugh Jackman in "The Greatest Showman"
  • Daniel Kaluuya in "Get Out"

Best Motion Picture - Animated

  • "The Boss Baby"
  • "The Breadwinner"
  • "Coco"
  • "Ferdinand"
  • "Loving Vincent"

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

  • "A Fantastic Woman" (Chile)
  • "First They Killed My Father" (Cambodia)
  • "In the Fade" (Germany/France)
  • "Loveless" (Russia)
  • "The Square" (Sweden/Germany/France)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige in "Mudbound"
  • Hong Chau in "Downsizing"
  • Allison Janney in "I, Tonya"
  • Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird"
  • Octavia Spencer in "The Shape of Water"

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe in "The Florida Project"
  • Armie Hammer in "Call Me By Your Name"
  • Richard Jenkins in "The Shape of Water"
  • Christopher Plummer in "All the Money in the World"
  • Sam Rockwell in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Director

  • Guillermo Del Toro for "The Shape of Water"
  • Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk"
  • Ridley Scott for "All the Money in the World"
  • Steven Spielberg for "The Post"

Best Screenplay

  • "The Shape of Water"
  • "Lady Bird"
  • "The Post"
  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • "Molly's Game"

Best Original Score

  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • "The Shape of Water"
  • "Phantom Thread"
  • "The Post"
  • "Dunkirk"

Best Original Song

  • "Home" from "Ferdinand"
  • "Mighty River" from Mudbound
  • "Remember Me" from "Coco"
  • "The Star" from "The Star"
  • "This is Me" from "The Greatest Showman"