When They See Us Shunned From Golden Globe Nominations

by : Emily Brown on : 09 Dec 2019 18:30
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Netflix true crime series When They See Us has been shunned in the Golden Globe nominations. 


With awards season fast approaching, a number of movies, TV shows, cast and crew members are starting to have their hard work recognised.

The Golden Globes announced its nominees today, December 9, with Netflix’s new film Marriage Story coming out on top with six nominations and The Irishman and Joker following closely with five and four nominations, respectively.

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While many have commended the selections, there has been controversy surrounding the lack of recognition given to the four-part series When They See Us, which was released on Netflix earlier this year.


The series tells the story of a group of boys known as The Central Park Five, who were wrongly arrested as teenagers for the rape and near-fatal assault of a wealthy, young woman in New York.

When They See Us became one of Netflix’s most-watched series in the US and received 16 nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards in September; the most for any Netflix show and seventh most overall.

The show walked away with two Emmys – one for casting directors Aisha Coley, Billy Hopkins, and Ashley Ingram; and another for lead actor Jharrel Jerome, who played one of the wrongly accused men.

Despite its success, the miniseries didn’t even get a look in at the Golden Globes. Instead, the awards body nominated Catch-22, Chernobyl, Fosse/Verdon, The Loudest Voice and Unbelievable for the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

A number of TV fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the lack of recognition given to the popular, hard hitting series, with many expressing their shock at the snub.


Though When They See Us didn’t make the cut for the Golden Globes, it got the praise it deserved through the Critics’ Choice Awards, which yesterday revealed the Netflix series is leading the way with six nominations.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Film and TV, Awards, Golden Globes, Marriage Story, Netflix, When They See Us