The HBO series is one of many notable and surprising projects shut out of the 2021 nominations.

By Isabel Jones
Feb 03, 2021 @ 11:49 am
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I May Destroy You
Credit: Photograph by Natalie Seery/HBO

The 2021 Golden Globes nominations were announced on Wednesday morning, and amid the excitement over noms for women directors (Chloé Zhao is the first Asian woman to ever be nominated in the category) and Emily in Paris, the snubs were glaring.

The dearth of nominations for HBO's I May Destroy You, in particular, has invoked the ire of the show's many, many fans. Despite making a massive cultural splash over the summer and earning critical acclaim from anyone with a pencil or keyboard, both the show and its creator/star Michaela Coel were overlooked by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Other notable and surprising snubs included Zendaya's performance in Malcolm & Marie, Shonda Rhimes smash hit Bridgerton, Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, and Steven Yeun's performance in indie favorite Minari. 

Music and one of its stars, Kate Hudson, shocked critics by nabbing respective nominations for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress in a Movie (Musical or Comedy). James Corden, too, earned an unforeseen nomination for his performance in The Prom