Don’t choose, you lose….credibility

By Alisha Durosier, Opinion Editor

The 78th Golden Globe awards took place March 7, and just as the viewers, many of the attendees tuned in from their homes.

Many deserving nominees such as “The Queen’s Gambit” lead Anya Taylor Joy and “Judas and the Black Messiah” supporting actor Daniel Kuluuya took home trophies that night. However, there were also many award-worthy shows, films and performances that weren’t nominated or acknowledged, and therefore, snubbed.

Over five publications predicted that Michaela Coel’s critically acclaimed drama “I May Destroy You” would be nominated for best miniseries or television film, Coel was also expected to be nominated for best performance by an actress in a miniseries. Yet to critics’ surprise, the limited series did not receive a single nomination.

Spike Lee along with his film “Da 5 Bloods” walked away empty-handed. The movie was expected to be nominated for best drama, and actors Delroy Lindo and the late Chadwick Boseman, were expected to be nominated for best actor and best supporting actor, respectively. Even Lee didn’t secure a best director nomination, contrary to predictions.

Another snub was Lee Isaac Chung’s drama, “Minari,” telling the story of a  Korean-American family that aims to live the American dream. The film that centers a family’s search for a comfortable American life was only nominated for best foreign language film because it did not meet the 50 percent English-language threshold for the more prestigious best drama. However, “Babel” (2006), which was nominated and won best drama or “Inglourious Basterds” (2009), which was nominated in that same category, did not meet that threshold either. 

These are only a few award-worthy candidates that were snubbed. Golden Globes failed to acknowledge the many award-worthy films, shows and actors, and it truly makes one question the credibility of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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