Golden Globes nominations: Snubs and surprises

MELISSA MCCARTHY is Megan in ?Bridesmaids?. In the comedy, Kristen Wiig stars a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.
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Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids."
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(CBS) The Golden Globes nominations were announced Thursday morning, and as soon as the names were read, everyone started talking about who got honored - and who didn't.

So, which stars, shows and movies were left out?

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  • Where's Melissa McCarthy? She was this year's Emmy darling, taking the stage in a beauty pageant crown to accept the award for her role on "Mike & Molly." And she stole the show on the big screen this year in "Bridesmaids." But she wasn't recognized for either role by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
  • New shows are definitely in at the Golden Globes. Freshman series like "American Horror Story," "New Girl" and "Enlightened" were nominated in the best drama or musical/comedy categories, while awards favorites like "Breaking Bad," "30 Rock," "The Good Wife" and "The Big Bang Theory" were all left off.
  • Sorry, Jim Parsons. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winner wasn't nominated for his role on "The Big Bang Theory," but co-star Johnny Galecki was.
  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," a Sept. 11 tearjerker starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, didn't get nominated in the dramatic best picture, actor or actress categories, making the film's Oscar chances look increasingly bleak.
  • Stephen Spielberg and Clint Eastwood were both shut out of the best director category, respectively, for "War Horse" and "J. Edgar."
  • "The Tree of Life" won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but was passed over at this year's Golden Globes.

Other surprises:

  • Ryan Gosling got not one, but two Globe nominations, for his role in "The Ides of March" and his supporting part in "Crazy Stupid Love."
  • Rooney Mara's Oscar prospects got a boost with a nomination in the dramatic actress category for her role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
  • Angelina Jolie's directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" got nominated for best foreign film, while Madonna picked up a nod for the song "Masterpiece," from her film "W.E."