‘Da 5 Bloods’ and Meryl Streep Snubbed by the Golden Globes


At the Golden Globes, it’s best to expect the unexpected, and during such an atypical awards season, there’s an even higher chance of weird and wacky nominations. That’s why, even though big movies like “Nomadland” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” scored a goal in Wednesday’s Golden Globe nominations announcement, it’s the out-of-field tips and surprising disqualifications, that get everyone talking in Hollywood.

Here are some of the globes’ most notable snubs and surprises.

“Da 5 Bloods”: Just two years after the Golden Globes gave Spike Lee a nice selection of four nominations for “BlacKkKlansman”, the group brutally abused his new film across the board: Lee’s Vietnam veteran drama “Da 5 Bloods” received no nominations for actors (for Delroy Lindo) or Chadwick Boseman) and was also hidden in the Drama, Director and Screenplay categories. Make things even more uncomfortable? Lee’s children, Satchel and Jackson, were selected as Golden Globe ambassadors this year of all times.

Black led dramas: In a marquee year for black ensemble films like “One Night in Miami,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “Judas and the Black Messiah,” the Golden Globes picked absolutely none of them for best drama The Last Five choose “Nomadland”, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, “The Father”, “Mank” and “Promising Young Woman” instead. (The same five films were also nominated for screenplay.) Although “One Night in Miami” received a director nomination for Regina King, and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” received major actor nominations, you were excluded from the top -Category still raises eyebrows.

Meryl Streep: The Golden Globes love Meryl Streep – she is by far the most nominated person in the history of this awards show. (They’re so eager to nominate Streep that even including their name in this article may have been eligible for a number of nominations – I need to check that out!) Yet, in a year Streep would have two new highs – The actress nods for her comic work on “The Prom” and “Let Them All Talk”. The Globes specifically excluded her from the Zoom invitation.

The actors of “Minari”: The Golden Globes continue to adhere to an archaic rule that puts an American film like “Minari” into the category of foreign language films simply because of the extent of the Korean dialogue. The same problem occurred with The Farewell last year, despite the fact that the film earned at least one other nomination for best actress in a comedy or music category, which Awkwafina eventually won. While the family drama Minari has two critically acclaimed appearances by Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh-Jung, it was not nominated for either.

“Music”: This Sia-staged musical previously made most of its headlines when the musician-filmmaker spat on Twitter about putting a neurotypical actress in an autistic role. Then out of nowhere, the film drew two Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy or Musical and Leading Actress Kate Hudson. Congratulations, “Music”: You are this year’s Golden Globe Head Scratcher!

Jared Leto: Instead of nominating supporting actors like Paul Raci, who is so wonderful in “Sound of Metal”, or Chadwick Boseman, whose role in “Da 5 Bloods” could have made him a double nominee, the Golden Globes chose Jared Leto for his “Criminal Minds “. -level performance as a possible serial killer in “The Little Things”. Amazing!

“The Mauritanian”: Eliminated from most price predictions, this under-the-radar legal drama about a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay performed strongly, earning a Best Actor nomination for Tahar Rahim and a supporting actress nomination for Jodie Foster. Rahim will face an uphill battle to get into the final five of the Oscars in a very crowded year, but Foster stands a chance and the film itself has just moved to the top of the screener stacks of many voters.

Three women for the best director: Three years ago, Natalie Portman made the Globes’ best directors category very clear by saying, “Here are the all-male nominees.” This year the Globes have made up for their history of vilifying female directors with all their might: Zum For the first time, a majority of nominees for best director – Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”), Regina King (“One Night in Miami”) ”) and Chloé Zhao (“ Nomadland ”) – were women in a category in which previously only five women had been nominated.



Robert Dunfee