2021 Golden Globe Nominations: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Michaela Coel in "I May Destroy You"

The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards are in, with David Fincher’s Mank and Netflix’s royal drama The Crown leading the way with six nominations each. Their domination was pretty much expected, but what about snubs and surprises that no one saw coming?

Snub: Zendaya

The HFPA members had a chance to nominate Zendaya twice for her performance in Malcolm & Marie and the Emmy-winning turn in Euphoria—but they didn’t take it.

Surprise: Music

Sia‘s directorial debut Music wasn’t well-received by the critics and it’s yet to come out in the U.S., but that didn’t stop it from taking the nomination for best musical or comedy from other worthy contenders.

Snub: Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods was always a dark-horse in this year’s Golden Globe race, but it’s still disappointing to see it shut out of the best motion picture – drama category.

Surprise: Female Directors

Golden Globes made history by nominating three female directors this year—Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, and Regina King for One Night in Miami.

Snub: I May Destroy You

After the snub at the Emmys, we hoped that the Golden Globes will correct the injustice and show some love for Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, but they failed to do so.

Surprise: Emily in Paris

Despite its escapist quality, Emily in Paris was so mocked that it wasn’t even a part of the award season conversation, yet it managed to score two Golden Globe nominations.