The powerful Netflix limited series "When They See Us" was shut out of the Golden Globe nominations Monday.
Despite one of its stars, Jharrel Jerome, taking home the Emmy this year for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie, the drama about the Central Park Five now known as the Exonerated Five didn't register with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association voters.
The snub was met with surprise and disappointment by some on social media.
When they see us being snubbed by the Golden Globes is consistent with the way people can’t talk about our stories. It was “too hard to watch”,yet it is our reality. Proud of @ava and the Exonerated 5. Never stop telling our stories.Onward and upward !— Aurora Perrineau (@AuroraPerrineau) December 9, 2019
Love to my WTSU fam 🖤
The fact that “When They See Us” was snubbed at the Golden Globes really says a lot.— Cohn Jollins (@John_PCollins) December 9, 2019
When They See Us went from six Critics’ Choice noms to zero Golden Globes nominations in less than 24 hours pic.twitter.com/yPdY4kMGiU— Arielle Hightower (@ariellehitower) December 9, 2019
The shutout of drama directed by Ava DuVernay was listed among other projects and performances by people of color that went unrecognized by Globes voters Monday, including Lupita Nyong'o for her role in "Us," Zendaya for "Euphoria" and Regina King for "Watchmen."
the fact that regina king, zendaya, jharrel jerome, lupita and when they see us were all shut out of the golden globes ... hmm i wonder what they have in common 🧐🧐🧐— aki (@inejghafaswife) December 9, 2019
the lack of euphoria and when they see us in the golden globes.. astounding— ēden (@revivematiIda) December 9, 2019
Zendaya, Regina and Lupita all snubbed. When They See Us ignored all together. That right there tells me all I need to know about The Golden Globes...— Zendaya Updates (@ZendayaUpdatesO) December 9, 2019