The Netflix miniseries had been widely considered a front-runner in the Limited Series or TV Movie category. Jharrel Jerome, who took home a history-making Emmy Award for his performance in September, was also expected to score a nomination, as was co-star Niecy Nash, a fellow Emmy nominee.
But when the Golden Globe nominations were announced early Monday, “When They See Us” was nowhere to be found.
Many journalists and media personalities tweeted their frustration.
The four-episode series, released on Netflix in May, garnered near-universal raves from critics, and racked up boffo ratings. The Atlantic called the show “profoundly rich and extraordinarily hard to watch,” while The Guardian praised its performances as “uniformly astonishing.”
DuVernay, however, didn’t seem too vexed by the omission. The two-time Emmy winner used an ice cream analogy to cleverly respond after a fan tweeted support.
The absence of “When They See Us” from the 2020 Golden Globe nominations was particularly striking, given that Netflix movies and shows dominated the list. The streaming network received 17 nominations for its films, including “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman.”