The Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced Monday morning and while some of the nominations didn’t come as a surprise, the snubs sure did.
Noticeably shut out from the awards was Ava DuVernay’s critically praised When They See Us. The Netflix series didn’t receive any nominations, a shock considering its recognition at the Emmy’s earlier this year, where actor Jharrel Jermone won for Lead Actor in a Limited Series.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose members decide the nominees, also failed to nominate female directors in the Best Director for a Motion Picture category. A surprise considering Hustlers, directed by Lorene Scafaria, was a box office success.
The transgender stars of Pose were also noticeably absent from major categories, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series; and Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Also, Lupita Nyong’o, Zendaya, and Regina King were snubbed this year. Nyong’o gave a great performance in Us, while King’s turn in Watchmen and Zendaya’s performance in Euphoria have also gotten tons of praise.
While the nominations were disappointing in many categories, there were some delightful nominees. Here’s a list of every Black (and brown!) actor who got a nod.
Beyoncé's "Spirit" from The Lion King soundtrack landed a nomination for Best Original Song - Motion Picture.
Beyonce attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Porter landed a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Pose.
Billy Porter attends the 2019 FN Achievement Awards at the IAC Building on December 3, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Erivo earned a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role in Harriet.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Cynthia Erivo attends the 'Indie Contenders Roundtable' presented by The Hollywood Reporter at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at TCL at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for AFI)
Eddie Murphy was nominated in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category for his role in Dolemite Is My Name.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Eddie Murphy attends Critics' Choice Association's Celebration of Black Cinema at Landmark Annex on December 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Niche Imports)
Lopez received a Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture nomination for her role in Hustlers.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on December 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/WireImage)
Harriet's "Stand Up" earned a nomination for Best Original Song – Motion Picture.
Dolemite Is My Name
The Netflix film landed a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
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