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Golden Globes 2021 Nominations and Biggest Snubs

The wait is finally over. The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations have been announced.

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While The Crown, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, and Ratched will compete against each other in the drama category and shows such as Emily in Paris, The Flight Attendant, The Great, Schitt’s Creek, and Ted Lasso have been included as contenders in the musical/comedy category, a surprising shut out from the entire show was HBO’s I May Destroy You.

The show, which was eligible to be nominated in the Miniseries or Television Film categories, was shut out by Normal People, The Queen's Gambit, Small Axe, The Undoing, Unorthodox Mrs. America. I May Destroy You, which was created, co-directed, and executive produced by Michaela Cole, received rave reviews in the summer of 2020 when it was premiered and was even ranked amongst the year's best TV shows. Needless to say, many people were puzzled when it was completely shut out of the award ceremony.

Other snubs include Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods and best actress and actor nominations for Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors in Lovecraft Country. Though Lovecraft Country was nominated for Best Drama, I'm confused about how the Golden Globes refuses to nominate the talent who made it a great drama for individual awards.

However, in good news, a record THREE women were nominated for Best Director. They were Regina King for One Night in Miami, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, and Chloé Zhao for Nomadland. Before this year, only five women had ever been nominated for Best Director at the Globes. Not like saying now that there are eight is exactly something to brag about.

Regina King's nomination for “One Night in Miami” makes her the fifth Black filmmaker nominated in the Best Director category after Spike Lee (two nominations for “Do the Right Thing” and “BlacKkKlansman,” Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), DuVernay (“Selma”), and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”). She becomes the second Black woman to be nominated after DuVernay. No Black filmmaker has won the category...yet!

You can see the full list of 2021 Golden Globes nominees here. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host this year’s ceremony, which will air live on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. PT on NBC.


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