The Biggest Golden Globes Nomination Snubs + an Industry Round Up

So are we canceling the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this season? Asking for a friend. That friend is Michaela Coel… or Jurnee Smollett …or Steven Yeun. Just a few professionals of color who were snubbed or straight up disrespected by this year’s Golden Globes nominations which were released last week.

Want to know our top snubs and low-key disrespect from this year’s nominations? Keep reading.

Da 5 Bloods 

No category nomination, no director nomination and no acting nominations, particularly for Delroy Lindo (who plays a MAGA-loving Vietnam vet) and the late Chadwick Boseman. 

Not. One. Nomination for this Spike Lee joint. 

Luckily Bosemen did receive a nomination for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, although the film itself was not nominated for best drama.

Lovecraft Country 

Did the Hollywood Foreign Press Association even see Lovecraft Country season 1 episode 3 “Holy Ghost?” …the exorcism scene? Give Jurnee Smolett her things immediately. And don’t even get us started on the high-caliber talent of the whole Lovecraft Country crew…

Yet while we were happy the show received a nomination in the “best drama series” category. Not one actor – not even Jamie Chaung for her thoughtful portrayal as Ji-Ah, the conflicted yet loving Kumiho – received a nomination.

The cast did receive two SAG Award nominations however, including for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.”

I May Destroy You

This one really gets us. 

I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel’s poignant, critically acclaimed and gripping drama about her sexual assault was completely shutout, receiving no Golden Globe nominations.

Make it make sense, please.

Bridgerton 

82 million households tuned in.

It’s been officially named the most-watched show on Netflix.

But Shondaland’s period drama received no love. Not even the Duke’s famed spoon was honored. Tragic.

Honorable snub mentions:

We also want to highlight two surprises from this year’s Golden Globe nominations that could qualify as disrespect.

Leslie Odom, Jr Hamilton’s Aaron Burr was downgraded. While Odom, Jr. beat pal/co-star/historical victim Lin Manuel-Miranda in the Lead Actor category at the Tony awards for Hamilton, this year the HFPA nominated Miranda in the Best Actor category and Odom, Jr. in the Supporting Actor category for the musical.

Minari – the highly anticipated film – (led by actor Steven Yeun; and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, a Denver-born filmmaker) about a Korean family chasing the American Dream in 1980s Arkansas — did not qualify for a nomination in the Best Picture category due to a long-standing and controversial HFPA rule. The rule states:

“motion pictures that qualify for the ‘Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language’ award also qualify for awards in all other motion picture categories except ‘Best Motion Picture – Drama’ and ‘Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy,’ which are exclusively for English-language motion pictures, and ‘Best Motion Picture – Animated.’”

Basically, because more than 50 percent of the film is in Korean, it was nominated in the “Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language” category.

But what’s more American than a story about an immigrant family, in America, on a farm, pursuing the American dream?

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Film Connx Industry News Roundup:

SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Ma Rainey’, ‘Minari’ Lead Film List; ‘The Crown’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Top TV And ‘Bridgerton’ Arrives – Full List – via Deadline

We’ll hit the highlights: 

  • Da 5 Bloods – nominated
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – nominated
  • Minari – nominated appropriately!
  • Bridgerton – nominated
  • I May Destroy You – nominated
  • Lovecraft Country – nominated
  • Leslie Odom Jr – nominated for “One Night in Miami” only. Sorry Aaron Burr.

See the full list of nominations: 

https://deadline.com/2021/02/2021-sag-awards-nominations-list-nominees-screen-actors-guild-1234686869/

Issa Rae Is Reflecting On 10 Years of ‘Awkward Black Girl’ And Envisioning What’s Next – via Shadow & Act

She’s awkward. She’s Black. We love her. 

While some people seem to think it’s “unimaginable” that 10 years ago there were barely any black and brown faces on our screens, we remember it well! That’s why Issa Rae’s web series “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl” debuting on YouTube in 2011 was so powerful… and so popular.

Ms Rae recently reflected on her journey with Shadow & Act.

Read the interview:

https://shadowandact.com/issa-rae-is-reflecting-on-10-years-of-awkward-black-girl-envisioning-whats-next

Donald Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA Ahead Of Disciplinary Trial – via Deadline

That feeling when you’re about to be fired, so you quit… 

Donald Trump resigned his membership from the SAG-AFTRA union Thursday with a nasty-gram that claimed:

“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares! …

…I’ve also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others….

… I no longer wish to be associated with your union. As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me.”

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and national executive director David White had two words in response: “Thank you.”

We have two more: Bye den!

Read the full letter:

https://deadline.com/2021/02/donald-trump-resigns-sag-aftra-actors-union-1234687574/

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