Diversity issues hang over Golden Globe Awards after nominations announced

The Golden Globe Awards couldn't get anyone to broadcast them last year because of their lack of diversity and this year it's a guessing game of who will actually go. 

The Golden Globe's secured a telecast for next month and on Tuesday announced their nominations across film and television, but diversity issues seem to remain. 

Let's get the snubs out of the way first shall we?

No best actor nod for Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, but maybe he gave zeros G's? After all, if you want to point to the definitive moment that sent the Globes to the brink of oblivion - it was Cruise sending back his three Golden Globe trophies.

It’s impossible to know for sure if that's why they snubbed his universally-adored performance for a film that single-handedly saved movie theatres this year, but it's weird.  

The film did thankfully get a best picture drama nod and one for Gaga in best song.

Diversity issues continue once again, despite critically acclaimed films like Sarah Polley's Women Talking, Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King or Chinonye Chukwu. 

Not one female director has been nominated and none of the 10 films up for best picture drama or comedy are directed by women.  

On the TV front, nothing for Emmy-nominated Yellowjackets and not a single bit of love for our beloved Hobbits and co - The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power went entirely ignored.

Impossible to ignore, however as the world collectively recovers from last night's shocking finale of HBO's The White Lotus.

Jennifer Coolidge wakes up as Queen on the throne of the internet, basking in critical acclaim and a Globe nod for best supporting actress.

The Banshees of Inisherin is the film frontrunner with eight nominations followed by the magnificent mad-cap metaverse movie that is Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The success of any Globes comeback may hinge on the come-back kid himself, Brendan Fraser. 

Oscar-favourite for his outstanding performance in The Whale, the actor has vowed never again to attend the Globes after alleging he was groped by a senior member of the Hollywood Foreign Press.

So the fun game of guessing just who's gonna go to the Globes will likely play out over the coming weeks, the awards will be dished out in Hollywood on January 10.