The show had previously received 16 Emmy nominations, the most for any Netflix show.
Ava DuVernay‘s critically-acclaimed Netflix limited series When They See Us did not receive any acknowledgment from the Golden Globes. The Golden Globe Awards released its 2020 nominees, with films like Joker earning its major awards. However, When They See Us was snubbed from the nominations list.
As Variety noted, the Netflix series received 16 Emmy nominations (the most for any Netflix show) and ended up taking two awards from the awards ceremony — one for casting directors Aisha Coley, Billy Hopkins, and Ashley Ingram; and another for lead actor Jharrel Jerome, who portrayed Korey Wise (one of the men wrongly accused).
A number of people have since reacted to When They See Us getting snubbed.
How has When They See Us been snubbed so hard by the Golden Globes? Every single person I’ve seen talk about it was blown away by that series. Make it make sense, pleaseeeee?! pic.twitter.com/tfjKeZaucs
— Nola, Thee Duchess of Hastings (@NolaMarianna) December 9, 2019
— 🍅Jacqueline🍅 (@THATJacqueline) December 9, 2019
When they see us being snubbed by the Golden Globes is consistent with the way people can’t talk about our stories. It was “too hard to watch”,yet it is our reality. Proud of @ava and the Exonerated 5. Never stop telling our stories.Onward and upward !
Love to my WTSU fam 🖤
— Aurora Perrineau (@AuroraPerrineau) December 9, 2019
The #goldebglobes noms just broke my heart. I didn’t want to care, but Finding the people of color is an unfruitful scavenger hunt. All white, male directors. Whoever nominates needs the bubble they occupy popped ASAP.
WHERE IS WHEN THEY SEE US?
Oh right, they don’t.
— Logan Browning (@LoganLaurice) December 9, 2019
In related news, DuVernay recently discussed how the late Nipsey Hussle’s music was featured in When They See Us.
“For WHEN THEY SEE US, I wanted Nipsey’s voice to blanket the end credits and close the five-hour film,” she previously tweeted. “His estate gave me approval during a very hard time for them, with no monetary gain, just two weeks after his passing. A massive gift. Forever grateful.”