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.
The #GoldenGlobes could have nominated Greta Gerwig, Dee Rees, Jordan Peele or even Patty Jenkins for Best Director. But no, we got five white men. Very disappointed.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) December 11, 2017
The biggest disappointment of the morning: No Greta Gerwig. No Dees Rees. No Patty Jenkins. The #GoldenGlobes nominated five men for best director.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) December 11, 2017
No best director nomination for Jordan Peele at the #GoldenGlobes
Still room for Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg.
Nothing against either of them, obviously. It just seems slightly backwards looking.
— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) December 11, 2017
I still resent the fact GET OUT was considered as a comedy by the Globes and that actor Daniel Kaluuya is considered a "comedian"? Jordan Peele says its not a comedy. The Big Sick is a comedy in its nature. A BIG absence.
— Jack Rico (@JackRicofficial) December 11, 2017
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.
— Single Bells 🎶🎄 (@SylviaObell) December 11, 2017
Tiffany Haddish had one of the best comedic performances of the year and the Golden Globes had the nerve to snub her pic.twitter.com/Bs0olsvY9G
— reggie (@1942bs) December 11, 2017
Seems pretty petty to us.