Even though there were some bright spots in the nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globes, there were some major snubs, which people aren’t happy about.
Some of the snubs include projects like Da 5 Bloods and Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, which weren’t nominated for the best film or television categories. Across the board, the creative team and cast were for Da 5 Bloods were left out, according to Rolling Stone, including no nomination for Spike Lee, and no acting nominations, particularly for Delroy Lindo and Chadwick Boseman, who was nominated for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The snub even more confusing since the Golden Globes will feature Spike Lee’s children as this year’s award ambassadors.
Other actors who were left out of consideration were On the Rocks star Rashida Jones, Zendaya for her role in Malcolm and Marie, Uzo Aduba for Mrs. America, Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors for Lovecraft Country. Aunjanue Ellis and Michael K. Williams are other stars from Lovecraft Country that should have been considered by the Golden Globes. Other major shows left out of the nominations include P-Valley–the only 100 percent fresh show of the 2020 television season–and Bridgerton, according to IndieWire.
Also, even though Regina King was nominated for her directorial debut in One Night in Miami, the film and its screenplay weren’t given the time of day by the nomination committee. Again, the snubs are confusing since Kemp Powers, who helped bring Pixar’s Golden Globe-nominated Soul to life, wrote the screenplay adaptation of One Night in Miami, which is, in fact, his play.
Outside of Black artists being nominated, artists of color in general were largely kept out of the running. The biggest snub among the Globes’ seemingly racist behavior is Minari, which was nominated as a foreign film despite it being an American film starring Steven Yeun. If you put the snubs in contrast with James Corden getting a best actor nomination for The Prom and Lily Collins and Emily in Paris getting Best television actress and best television series nominations, then it’s clear that something is purposefully amiss.