2017 was a banner year for the ladies with a slate full of female-led film and TV shows from Patty Jenkins' record-breaking Wonder Woman to Greta Gerwig's indie darling Lady Bird to Emma Watson's star turn in blockbuster Beauty and the Beast to TV mini-series Big Little Lies.

Yet not a single female name made it onto the best director nominee list and arguably the best musical of the year, Beauty and the Beast, was completely shut out of the musical/comedy category.

Also notably absent, Jordan Peele who wrote and directed breakout horror/comedy Get Out. The movie did make it into the musical/comedy category and Daniel Kaluuya scored a best actor nom - but Peele's exclusion from the director's list is inexplicable. As is the snub to Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman and Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird.

Guillermo del Toro's film about a mute lady who falls in love with an aquatic monster, The Shape of Water, emerged as the surprisingly dominant force. And although it hasn't been a huge hit at the box office it clearly resonated with the members of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association who vote on the Golden Globes.

Over in TV land Big Little Lies scored big with six noms, including a nom for both A-list leads Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the best actress in a mini-series category. Surprising absences from the TV nominee list include Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her hilarious political comedy VEEP and Milo Ventimiglia for This Is Us.

The 75th Golden Globes will be held on January 7, 2018. A selection of the nominations are below, find the full list here:

FILM

Best Motion Picture - Drama  
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk 
The Post  
The Shape of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 
The Disaster Artist 
Get Out 
The Greatest Showman 
I, Tonya 
Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 
Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game 
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water 
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Meryl Streep, The Post 
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name 
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread 
Tom Hanks, The Post 
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour 
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul 
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya 
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird 
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes 
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Director 
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water 
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk 
Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World 
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes 
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver 
James Franco, The Disaster Artist 
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman 
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture 
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound 
Hong Chau, Downsizing 
Allison Janney, I, Tonya 
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird 
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project 
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name 
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water 
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World 
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

TV

Best TV series - Drama 
The Crown 
Game of Thrones 
The Handmaid's Tale 
Stranger Things 
This Is Us

Best performance by Actress in a TV series - Drama 
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander 
Claire Foy, The Crown 
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce 
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why 
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama 
Sterling K. Brown, This is Us 
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor 
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul 
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan 
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Best TV series - Musical or Comedy 
Black-ish 
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 
Master of None 
SMILF 
Will & Grace

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series - Musical or Comedy 
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Aziz Ansari, Master of None 
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick 
William H. Macy, Shameless 
Eric McCormack, Will and Grace

Best performance by an Actress in a TV series - Musical or Comedy 
Pamela Adlon, Better Things 
Alison Brie, Glow 
Issa Rae, Insecure 
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 
Big Little Lies 
Fargo 
Feud: Bette and Joan 
The Sinner 
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies 
Jude Law, The Young Pope 
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks 
Ewan McGregor, Fargo 
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

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