This morning the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes. Dakota Fanning, Susan Kelchi Watson and Tim Allen helped reveal the nominations from the 2019 season of film and television. In an astonishing first, Netflix leads both TV and film categories on the back of Marriage Story, The Crown, The Irishman and Unbelievable. Broadcast series received a whopping zero nominations, leaving the race exclusively to cable and streaming services.
The HFP is known for their off-the-cuff nominating system (Bohemian Rhapsody won best picture last year). It’s nice when acknowledging new talent and series; but, it seems out of touch when it misses largely celebrated titles. It’s more egregious snubs this year:
- Game of Thrones being blacklisted other than Kit Harrington
- True Detective getting no love for series or Mahersala Ali
- Not a single female director nominated
- Netflix’s When They See Us being shut out after Jharrel Jerome’s Emmy win
- No Watchmen noms – could it be they did not submit? But The Morning Show celebrates Apple’s first nominations on its first try
For what it’s worth, I am happy for Rami Malek (Best actor, Mr. Robot) and Ramy Youssef (Best actor comedy, Ramy). And Billy Porter being Pose‘s only appearance is progress. But something just seems off. Compared to the Critics’ Choice nominations, the Globes seem a bit out of sync. See for yourself on the next page.