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They didn’t see us: ‘When They See Us’ is shut out at the Golden Globes


Atsushi Nishijima/NetflixAfter the Critics’ Choice Awards announced a diverse list of nominees on Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday seemed to have a very different take on what’s worthy of a Golden Globe nomination.

This year, only a handful of black projects and/or actors were nominated for Golden Globes. They include Cynthia Erivo, who received a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Harriet; Eddie Murphy, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Dolemite Is My Name; Billy Porter, who got a nod for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose and Dolemite Is My Name, a contender for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Outside of the acting categories, Ervio and Beyonce received nominations for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for the songs they co-wrote for Harriet and The Lion King, respectively.

Ava DuVernay‘s critically acclaimed Netflix series, When They See Us, was completely shut out of out Golden Globes this year, though the Critics’ Choice Awards gave it six nominations.

The Critics Choice Awards also recognized additional diverse talent, such as Zendaya, who received her first major awards nomination for Euphoria; David Makes Man for Best Drama Series and Asante Blackk for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for When They See Us and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for This is Us.

“This is crazy. Wow. Words can’t express how I feel,” Blackk wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @criticschoice Congrats @susankelechiwatson @sterlingkbrown @justinhartley @marshastephanieblake @niecynash1 @johnleguizamo @jharreljerome and all other fellow nominees. What an honor. What a blessing. All praise to the most high.”

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