Some surprises at those left off nomination list

And then there were the others ...

Several films, shows and performers who were considered sure things this award season -- and some that had even gained attention elsewhere -- failed to score a Golden Globe nomination Thursday:

MOVIES

Best picture

"Blood Diamond": nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., selected by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

"United 93": winner, New York Film Critics Circle award.

"Children of Men": The dark drama had generated plenty of early buzz for its star, Clive Owen, and director Alfonso Cuaron.

Best actor

Ryan Gosling: nominated for "Half Nelson" by both the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Film Independent's Spirit Award; winner, breakthrough performance actor, National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Best supporting actor

Djimon Hounsou: nominated for "Blood Diamond" by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.; winner, National Board of Review.

Michael Sheen: winner, Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., for "The Queen."

Jackie Earle Haley: winner, New York Film Critics Circle, "Little Children."

Best director

Bill Condon: nominated, Broadcast Film Critics, for "Dreamgirls."

Todd Field: "Little Children" earned a Golden Globe nomination for best picture but not for its director.

TELEVISION

TV actors, actresses

Denis Leary: "Rescue Me" star nominated earlier this year for an Emmy for best actor in a drama.

Mariska Hargitay: won 2006 Golden Globe for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Sandra Oh: "Grey's Anatomy" star nominated earlier this year for an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama.

Other favorites out in the cold: FX's "The Shield" and "Nip/Tuck," Lauren Graham of "Gilmore Girls."

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