'When They See Us' Completely Shut Out Of Golden Globes In A Year Of Almost All-White Nominees

December 09 2019

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes--and the nominations seem to be lacking color.

Chief among the most egregious snubs is the complete shut out of When They See UsAva DuVernay's powerful Netflix limited series didn't even get a nomination for its lead actor, Jharrel Jerome.

Other snubs include Regina King and Zendaya for Best Actress in a Drama Series, as well as their respective shows, Watchmen and Euphoria, for Best Drama Series. Lupita Nyong'o, who has been racking up awards season wins for her role in Usdidn't get a nomination on the film side.

All in all, there were only five Black projects and/or actors who were nominated for Golden Globes: Cynthia Erivo in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category for Harriet, Eddie Murphy in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Dolemite Is My Name, Billy Porter for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose and Dolemite Is My Name for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Les Misérables was nominated for Best Foreign Language film.

Outside of the acting categories, both Cynthia Erivo and Beyoncé received nominations for Best Original Song - Motion Picture for their tracks in Harriet and The Lion King.

This is the second major awards announcement in less than 24 hours. The Critics Choice Association announced their nominations Sunday, which seem to be incredibly more diverse.

Check out the full list below:

MOTION PICTURES

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

1917

DreamWorks Pictures / Reliance Entertainment / New Republic Pictures / Neal Street Productions / Mogambo; Universal Pictures

THE IRISHMAN

Netflix / Tribeca Productions / Sikelia Productions / Winkler Films; Netflix

JOKER

Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Joint Effort; Warner Bros. Pictures

MARRIAGE STORY

Netflix / HeyDay Films; Netflix

THE TWO POPES

Netflix / Rideback; Netflix

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

CYNTHIA ERIVO

HARRIET

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

MARRIAGE STORY

SAOIRSE RONAN

LITTLE WOMEN

CHARLIZE THERON

BOMBSHELL

RENÉE ZELLWEGER

JUDY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

CHRISTIAN BALE

FORD V FERRARI

ANTONIO BANDERAS

PAIN AND GLORY

ADAM DRIVER

MARRIAGE STORY

JOAQUIN PHOENIX

JOKER

JONATHAN PRYCE

THE TWO POPES

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

Netflix / Davis Entertainment Company; Netflix

JOJO RABBIT

Defender Films / Piki Films / Fox Searchlight Pictures / TSG Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures

KNIVES OUT

MRC, T-Street; Lionsgate

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

ROCKETMAN

Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

ANA DE ARMAS

KNIVES OUT

AWKWAFINA

THE FAREWELL

CATE BLANCHETT

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

BEANIE FELDSTEIN

BOOKSMART

EMMA THOMPSON

LATE NIGHT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

DANIEL CRAIG

KNIVES OUT

ROMAN GRIFFIN DAVIS

JOJO RABBIT

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

TARON EGERTON

ROCKETMAN

EDDIE MURPHY

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

FROZEN 2

Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

DreamWorks Animation; Universal Pictures

THE LION KING

Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

MISSING LINK

LAIKA / Annapurna Pictures; United Artists Releasing

TOY STORY 4

Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

THE FAREWELL (USA)

Big Beach / Kindred Spirit / Ray Production / Depth of Field / Seesaw; A24

LES MISÉRABLES (FRANCE)

SRAB Films / Rectangle Productions / Lyly Films; Amazon Studios

PAIN AND GLORY (SPAIN)

El Primer Deseo / El Deseo; Sony Pictures Classics

PARASITE (SOUTH KOREA)

Barunson E&A; NEON

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (FRANCE)

Lilies Films; NEON

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

KATHY BATES

RICHARD JEWELL

ANNETTE BENING

THE REPORT

LAURA DERN

MARRIAGE STORY

JENNIFER LOPEZ

HUSTLERS

MARGOT ROBBIE

BOMBSHELL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

TOM HANKS

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

ANTHONY HOPKINS

THE TWO POPES

AL PACINO

THE IRISHMAN

JOE PESCI

THE IRISHMAN

BRAD PITT

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

BONG JOON HO

PARASITE

SAM MENDES

1917

TODD PHILLIPS

JOKER

MARTIN SCORSESE

THE IRISHMAN

QUENTIN TARANTINO

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

NOAH BAUMBACH

MARRIAGE STORY

BONG JOON HO, HAN JIN WON

PARASITE

ANTHONY MCCARTEN

THE TWO POPES

QUENTIN TARANTINO

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

STEVEN ZAILLIAN

THE IRISHMAN

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT

LITTLE WOMEN

HILDUR GUĐNADÓTTIR

JOKER

RANDY NEWMAN

MARRIAGE STORY

THOMAS NEWMAN

1917

DANIEL PEMBERTON

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS” — CATS

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift

Lyrics by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift

“I’M GONNA LOVE ME AGAIN” — ROCKETMAN

Music by: Elton John

Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin

“INTO THE UNKNOWN” — FROZEN 2

Music by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

“SPIRIT” — THE LION KING

Music by: Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyoncé

Lyrics by: Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyoncé

“STAND UP” — HARRIET

Music by: Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo

Lyrics by: Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo

TELEVISION

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

BIG LITTLE LIES

HBO

HBO / Blossom Films / Hello Sunshine / David E. Kelley Productions / Crazyrose

THE CROWN

NETFLIX

Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television

KILLING EVE

BBC AMERICA

Sid Gentle Films Ltd.

THE MORNING SHOW

APPLE TV+

Apple

SUCCESSION

HBO

HBO Entertainment / Project Zeus / Hyperobject Industries / Gary Sanchez Productions

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

JENNIFER ANISTON

THE MORNING SHOW

OLIVIA COLMAN

THE CROWN

JODIE COMER

KILLING EVE

NICOLE KIDMAN

BIG LITTLE LIES

REESE WITHERSPOON

THE MORNING SHOW

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

BRIAN COX

SUCCESSION

KIT HARINGTON

GAME OF THRONES

RAMI MALEK

MR. ROBOT

TOBIAS MENZIES

THE CROWN

BILLY PORTER

POSE

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

BARRY

HBO

HBO Entertainment / Alec Berg / Hanarply

FLEABAG

PRIME VIDEO

All3Media International Limited / Amazon Studios

THE KOMINSKY METHOD

NETFLIX

Warner Bros. Television

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL PRIME VIDEO

Amazon Studios

THE POLITICIAN NETFLIX

Fox 21 Television Studios

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE

DEAD TO ME

RACHEL BROSNAHAN

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

KIRSTEN DUNST

ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

NATASHA LYONNE

RUSSIAN DOLL

PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE

FLEABAG

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

MICHAEL DOUGLAS

THE KOMINSKY METHOD

BILL HADER

BARRY

BEN PLATT

THE POLITICIAN

PAUL RUDD

LIVING WITH YOURSELF

RAMY YOUSSEF

RAMY

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CATCH-22

HULU

Hulu / Paramount Television / Anonymous Content / Smokehouse Pictures

CHERNOBYL

HBO

HBO Miniseries / SKY / Sister Pictures / The Mighty Mint / Word Games

FOSSE/VERDON

FX NETWORKS

Fox 21 Television Studios / FX Productions

THE LOUDEST VOICE SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME Presents / A Blumhouse Television Production / A Showtime Production

UNBELIEVABLE

NETFLIX

CBS Television Studios

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

KAITLYN DEVER

UNBELIEVABLE

JOEY KING

THE ACT

HELEN MIRREN

CATHERINE THE GREAT

MERRITT WEVER

UNBELIEVABLE

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

FOSSE/VERDON

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT

CATCH-22

SACHA BARON COHEN

THE SPY

RUSSELL CROWE

THE LOUDEST VOICE

JARED HARRIS

CHERNOBYL

SAM ROCKWELL

FOSSE/VERDON

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

PATRICIA ARQUETTE

THE ACT

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

THE CROWN

TONI COLLETTE

UNBELIEVABLE

MERYL STREEP

BIG LITTLE LIES

EMILY WATSON

CHERNOBYL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

ALAN ARKIN

THE KOMINSKY METHOD

KIERAN CULKIN

SUCCESSION

ANDREW SCOTT

FLEABAG

STELLAN SKARSGÅRD

CHERNOBYL

HENRY WINKLER

BARRY

 

READ MORE:

Critics Choice Award Nominees Include 'When They See Us,' 'David Makes Man,' 'Watchmen' And More

Photo: Netflix

From Harlem to Hollywood, get the Black entertainment news you need in your inbox daily.

TRENDING

{{articleItem.title}}

{{articleItem.subTitle}}