I May Destroy You was snubbed by the Golden Globes and people are outraged

I May Destroy You was snubbed by the Golden Globes and people are outraged

The Hollywood awards season is now underway, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson announcing the nominations for this year’s Golden Globes awards.

Despite a challenging year for the TV and film industry – with production stalled across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic – there was still sparse space to include all of the shows which broke new ground in 2020. 

As always, some fans were left disappointed and even outraged by the shows the Globes’ arbiters of taste had deemed unworthy of their final nominations.

The focus of much of this anger on Wednesday centred around the apparent snub of Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You

The 12-part BBC/HBO series was widely lauded for its honest and multi-faceted exploration of themes including sexual assault, race and friendship – portrayed via a series of inventive narrative choices that sent critics swooning.

But Coel’s show is not among the nominations in the “Best limited series or TV movie” category, which includes Normal People, The Queen’s Gambit, Small Axe, The Undoing and Unorthodox.

News of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s decision not to include the series was not particularly well-received…

People couldn’t help but draw comparisons to others that had made the cut.

And some went as far as to describe the choice as “erasure”.

Last year’s Golden Globes came under fire for their lack of diversity – prompting host Ricky Gervais to joke that the Hollywood Foreign Press “are all very racist”.

This year, those nominated in eight out of the 14 acting categories are all white.

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