Euphoria fans had a rude awakening on Monday, Dec. 9. After the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed its list of nominations for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards, viewers were left shocked and upset that Zendaya didn't earn a nomination for her lead role on the hit HBO series. These tweets about Zendaya's 2020 Golden Globes snub show pretty much everyone was upset to find out she didn't get a nod.
Since Euphoria made a huge splash as one of the biggest new shows of 2019, it was hard for TV fans to ignore that it was completely left off of the 2020 Golden Globes' nominations list. In particular, fans of the teen drama series were expecting its star, Zendaya, to score a lead actress nomination for her performance, but that didn't happen. Instead, the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama Series nomination list was comprised of the following five nominees: Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show, Olivia Colman for The Crown, Jodie Comer for Killing Eve, Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies, and Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show.
Of course, all of these nominees are arguably deserving of a spot in this category, but fans were still confused about Zendaya's exclusion from the list. Zendaya starred as Rue Bennett, a teenager struggling with addiction issues on the gritty HBO series that premiered back in June. The role earned Zendaya tons of critical love, and she even scored a Best Actress in a Drama Series nomination from the Critics' Choice Awards just one day before the Golden Globes nominations were announced. After getting so much praise for her dramatic role, it was no wonder why fans were shocked that the Golden Globes did not nominate her.
To make Euphoria fans even more upset, the show itself was also totally snubbed by the 2020 Golden Globes. The Best Drama Television Series category was comprised almost entirely of the shows represented in the acting category that shut Zendaya out of: Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve, and The Morning Show. Euphoria's fellow HBO series Succession also joined those four series in the category, leaving Euphoria with no nominations at all for the 2020 Golden Globes.
So unfortunately, it looks like Euphoria superfans will have to find other shows and actors to root for when the 77th Golden Globe Awards air on Jan. 5, 2020 on NBC. On the bright side, HBO picked up a second season of Euphoria, so Zendaya will definitely have another chance at scoring her nomination some other time.