After the announcement of the 78th Golden Globe Awards, everyone’s favorites were snubbed and fans are not happy.
Bridgerton Loses out a nomination, despite record-breaking streams
Netflix just announced that their historical-fiction series Bridgerton is now officially the most streamed series with 82 million global streamers, in Netflix’s history. A major achievement, considering the tough competition Bridgerton faces on the streaming platform. And yet, the 2021 Golden Globe Awards had no praises to sing for the show.
Every single person seems to have binge-watched the series over the holidays, but Bridgerton had no nominations. Netflix saw 42 nominations in total for series and films, but the fact that none of them were for the most-streamed series ever, is a bit shocking.
Regina King for One Night in Miami, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, and Chloé Zhao for Nomadland were all nominated for the award of Best Director. Even though for the first time there are three women nominated in the category of Best Director, the diversity at the Golden Globe feels lacking.
The Snubs were trending on Twitter
Fans were annoyed that James Corden was nominated for Best Actor in Musical or Comedy for his role in Netflix’s The Prom. It is a Ryan Murphy adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical that shows the story of a gay Broadway star. Corden’s performance was criticized heavily when the film first came out in December.
Along with Bridgerton, fans have tweeted their derision for the lack of recognition for “non-white male” talent in the film and television industry. The hashtag #GlobesTVSoWhite was trending after the announcement of the nominations. The other snubs that fans thought were deserving of the nominations were Zendaya for her role in HBO’s Euphoria, HBO’s show Lovecraft Country and Amazon Prime Video’s show Small Axe which are both known for their pre-dominant diversity.