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On January 10, the Golden Globes will kick off the 2016 awards season in earnest. While several awards ceremonies will have come and gone by then, the Golden Globes is the first that people actually care about. (And yes, we know the Emmys have already aired.) Those films that perform well at the ceremony are also the leading contenders for Oscar gold in the coming months. Unfortunately, in a year packed with goodies on both the small screen and at the cinema, several solid performers were left out of the spotlight when it came time for Golden Globe recognition. Here are 15 disappointments and outright surprises that didn’t make the cut.

1. Cristin Milioti

If it wasn’t bad enough that shows keep sticking the extremely talented Milioti with doomed roles, they also keep overlooking her when awards season rolls around. For the past two years, the irrepressibly likable actress has portrayed two memorable supporting characters. Last year she nailed a job with unenviable high expectations when she tackled the role of ‘The Mother’ on How I Met Your Mother, and this year she stole the show (in a series packed with scene-stealing performances) in season two of FX’s Fargo. Someone give this woman a starring role and a truckload of awards, please!

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Cristin Milioti
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2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This year, the Golden Globes went with streaming services for the majority of their comedy awards. Unfortunately, one new streaming show, Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the newest offering from 30 Rock masterminds Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, was nowhere to be seen. The series follows the adventures of a young woman living in Manhattan after she’s been released from a bunker where she was held captive for fifteen years … but, you know, it’s funny. If you liked Fey’s previous series, you’ll love this one. Hopefully it will get some awards love in years to come.

Ellie Kemper
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