Despite garnering a whopping 16 nominations at the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards earlier this year, Ava DuVernay‘s Netflix miniseries – ‘When They See Us’ – received no recognition from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association when the organization announced the nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes on Monday (December 9).
The film, which tells the true story of five African American teens wrongfully convicted of the rape and assault of a jogger in New York’s Central Park in the late 80’s, was lauded by viewers and critics alike for its gripping content and outstanding acting. Now, thanks to the apparently none-too-impressed Golden Globes committee’s omission of the title from their list of nods, many are taking to social media to express their disappointment for its absence and the overall lack of racial diversity among this year’s class of nominees.
See what we mean inside:
The 2020 Golden Globe nominations (as we reported here) only included five African American projects or actors.
- 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
- Dolemite Is My Name for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Les Misérables was nominated for Best Foreign Language film
The absence of representation of people of color certainly did not go unnoticed. See what we mean below: