‘When They See Us’: Acclaimed at the Critics’ Choice, Snubbed at the Golden Globes

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‘When They See Us’: Acclaimed at the Critics’ Choice, Snubbed at the Golden Globes
Just yesterday, Netflix’s “When They See Us” stood atop the Critics’ Choice Award nominations with six total, including an overall nod for Limited Series and in the acting categories for stars Jharrel Jerome, Asante Blackk, John Leguizamo, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Niecy Nash.

This morning, it was shut out of the Golden Globes entirely.

The incomprehensible vagaries of awards season are legendary — especially in the age of peak TV — but to go from hero to zero in the span of a day points to a particularly egregious oversight on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

It’s possible that the Ava DuVernay-directed series wasn’t even considered because it has already been widely-recognized, including 11 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, and the HFPA loves to see themselves in the role of kingmakers to unheralded series.

However, given the dearth of nominees of color this year, as well as the
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