A few nominations sparked immense joy and the snubs, of course, induced real outrage. As usual, the general consensus was that the nominees were not as diverse as they could have been: not enough women in the writing, directing and producing categories, and not enough minorities in all categories.
That said, two stand-out films that received high praise both from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Twitter were "Black Panther" and "Blakkklansman." Both movies received nods in the Best Motion Picture category, making "Black Panther" the second superhero movie to be nominated for Best Motion Picture.
Although Asians have been historically vastly underrepresented in American award shows, they got some love Thursday morning! "Crazy Rich Asians" received two noms: Best Motion Picture for Comedy or Musical and Best Actress for Constance Wu.
What's more? Sandra Oh snatched a nod for her role in "Killing Eve" and she'll also be co-hosting the event, live on Jan 6.
In addition to diversity, there was also lots of Twitter chatter about "A Star Is Born." The Lady Gaga stans were in full force. Bradley Cooper got showered in love, too.
So what else were people peeved about? Notably, the lack of many horror flicks and horror flick actresses, including "A Quiet Place," "Hereditary," "Suspiria," "Widows" (although that's more action/heist) and Toni Collette.
Here's everything the Twitterverse was freaking out over after the 2019 Golden Globe nominations were announced.
Diversity: Yay or Nay?
Some people were pleased with the amount of diversity represented by this year's nominees. Others, felt it was still not enough.
One fan even pointed out that the 2018 remake of "A Star Is Born" scored the same number of noms as the 1976 version (it won all five). However, the Twitter user was wrong about it being nominated in the same categories -- they were almost exactly identical except for one category, the latest iteration garnered a Best Director nod while the 1976 remake was acknowledged in the Best Original Score category.