Awards season is finally here, and as usual, the names not mentioned during the Golden Globes' nominations announcement ceremony on Monday, Dec. 9, were just as surprising as the ones that did secure a nomination. One of the biggest shocks came early on in the ceremony, when viewers realized the juggernaut When They See Us was snubbed by the Golden Globes. After the Limited Series Or TV Movie category was announced, fans took to Twitter to share their surprise and anger.
It's easy to see why people were shocked When They See Us didn't get a single nomination at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries about the Exonerated Five from 1989's widely covered Central Park jogger case had earned tons of Emmy nominations earlier in 2019. On top of that, the miniseries just scored the most TV nominations of the year at the Critics' Choice Awards announcement ceremony on Dec. 8, just one day before the Golden Globes nominations were revealed.
With all of that awards-season momentum heading into Monday morning's Golden Globes nominations, it's no wonder why fans were blindsided by the critical darling receiving no nominations whatsoever.
It is safe to say the total shut-out of When They See Us was the most confusing snub and biggest surprise to come from the 2020 Golden Globes nominations. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired a couple months back on Sept. 22, When They See Us had the second most major nominations of any TV series with 11, trailing behind only Game of Thrones' 14 major nominations. Jharrel Jerome, who portrayed Korey Wise in the miniseries, won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award and gave a memorably touching acceptance speech, dedicating the award to the Exonerated Five, whom were present in the audience at the ceremony.
After the series received so much love from both the Emmys and the Critics' Choice Awards, it was definitely a huge shock for the Golden Globes to not give When They See Us a single nomination.
The 77th Golden Globe Awards will air on Jan. 5, 2020, on NBC.