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Golden Globes 2021: The Biggest Snubs and Dubs of One of Hollywood’s Biggest Nights

By: Adam Beam 2/7/21

Photo Courtesy: David Lee


2020 was unkind to many, but the entertainment industry was one of the hardest hit. As numerous big budgeted and tent pole films for all major studios were pushed back well into 2021, some are still up in the air without a release date.


Movie theaters remain in limbo when it comes to reopening its doors, and studios like Warner Bros have moved its entire slate of films for the year to streaming services like HBO Max. However, some films still found their way onto the big or small screen in 2020, and now it’s come time to celebrate with the 78th Annual Golden Globes.


The films that are currently leading with nominations include Netflix releases like Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom which stars the late Chadwick Boseman who secured a posthumous nomination. Mank earned the most nominations of any film this year with 6 total. Trial of the Chicago 7, The Prom, and other films and television shows from streaming services nabbed a record 42 nominations. Other streaming service releases to carry nominations in multiple categories include One Night in Miami, Promising Young Woman, Nomadland, and Hamilton, whose pro-shot was released on Disney+ back in July, but being a recording of a stage production, many felt it wasn’t eligible to be nominated.


When it comes to making those predictions on who will being coming home with the gold, the front runners include Frances McDormand in Nomadland, Carrey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, Boseman and Davis in Ma Rainey, Gary Oldman in Mank, and Rhiz Ahmed in Sound of Metal.


The best director category includes David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, and for the first time ever, three women have been nominated. Regina King and her directorial debut One Night in Miami, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, and the first ever Asian American female director to be nominated Chloe Zhao for Nomadland.


When it comes to television, this category includes recurring series like Schitt’s Creek, Ozark, Better Call Saul and The Crown making appearances once again. New hits like Lovecraft Country, The Queen’s Gambit, Ratched, The Mandalorian, and The Undoing all snagged a few nominations each as well.


With every year of nominations, there are bound to be some major snubs. Some of the biggest include zero nominations for Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods. One Night in Miami wasn’t able to secure a Best Picture nomination. Uzo Aduba missed out on a best actress nomination for her role in Mrs. America and Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett in Lovecraft Country were not nominated despite the series picking up a best drama series nomination as well.


No matter who you’re rooting for, it’s gonna be a close race. If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s sure to be a night filled with some big wins and some big surprises.


The 78th Golden Globes will air on NBC February 28th and will be hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.


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