‘Wonder What They Have in Common’: Regina King and ‘When They See Us’ Among This Year’s Black Golden Globes Snubs

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The nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globes were announced on Monday, and while some Black people made the cut, there were others who were snubbed.

The Black folks who received nominations are Cynthia Erivo for “Harriet,” which is the film based on Harriet Tubman. She was nominated for the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.

Among the Black actors and projects that were snubbed at this year’s reading of the Golden Globes nominations include Regina King (left) for her role in “Watchmen” and director Ava DuVernay for her “When They See Us.” (Photos: Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images/ Anigella Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Eddie Murphy was nominated for “Dolemite Is My Name” in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for playing comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

Plus, the song “Spirit,” sung by Beyoncé for “The Lion King,” nabbed the nomination for Best Original Song, Motion Picture, and “Stand Up,” sung by Erivo, was also nominated in that category.

And for his role in FX’s “Pose,” Billy Porter was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama.

Meanwhile, some of the actors and projects that people are saying were snubbed include Ava DuVernay and her limited series “When They See Us,” about the Central Park Five.

Regina King was locked out as well for her portrayal of Angela Abar in HBO’s “Watchmen.”

And Zendaya, who wowed fans and critics alike in HBO’s “Euphoria,” wasn’t nominated for a Golden Globe, and neither was Lupita Nyong’o for the part she played in “Us.”

“The fact that regina king, zendaya, jharrel jerome, lupita and when they see us were all shut out of the golden globes … hmm i wonder what they have in common,” someone tweeted on Monday.

“Zendaya, Regina and Lupita all snubbed,” another person wrote. “When They See Us ignored altogether. That right there tells me all I need to know about The Golden Globes.”

“When They See Us went from six Critics’ Choice noms to zero Golden Globes nominations in less than 24 hours,” a third person commented.

The 77th Golden Globes awards ceremony will be broadcast on Jan. 5, 2020, on NBC.

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