No Golden Globe love for Jordan Peele or Dee Rees?

Golden Globes Snubs
Jordan Peele | Dee Rees (Photos by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)

This year’s list of Golden Globes nominations are causing quite the stir thanks to some serious snubs and flubs from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Although a few of our favorites nabbed some nominations, (Anthony Anderson, Issa Rae, MJB, and Denzel to name a few) there were some glaring gaps in other areas.

The biggest shocker is the fact that the Best Director category is comprised of five white men. Women and POC were completely shut out of the list despite impressive submissions.

Dee Rees should have been recognized for her amazing work on Mudbound, but the project only nabbed nods for Mary J. Blige‘s supporting role and her song, “Mighty River.”

Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird is up for Best Picture, but she’s not recognized for her directorial excellence. The other missing link in the Best Director category is Jordan Peele. His film, Get Out is vying for Best Picture in the comedy category instead of competing against dramas like it should. He also got no love for Best Screenplay.

Meanwhile, The Big Sick was completely left out of every category, despite the fact that it’s one of the best portrayals of interracial dating we have seen on the big screen.

 

Also missing from the list of Best Comedy contenders is Girls Trip. Did the panel not see this movie? Was there a power outage during the grape fruiting scene? Even if voters didn’t think the movie belonged on the shortlist, it’s criminal that Tiffany Haddish isn’t being recognized for her breakout role.

It’s also a little suspect that Insecure was absent from the list of Best Comedy Series despite Issa’s nod for Best Actress. What’s funnier than Insecure? Nothin.

We’re also a little tight that Tracee Ellis Ross‘ hilarious performance on black-ish didn’t score her a nod.

Seems pretty petty to us.