Michaela Coel’s blisteringly authentic British drama was a contender to perform well at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gongs, but voters evidently felt otherwise.
There was no recognition in the limited series category, which featured a number of international series, including BBC/Hulu drama Normal People and Netflix’s Unorthodox.
I May Destroy You was also shut out of the acting gongs, where Coel’s British peers featured heavily, not least Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) and The Crown stars Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter.
The snub surprised some, who reacted to the news on Twitter:
Every single conversation I've had with people in television over the last 10 or so months has included everyone gushing about, citing, or being influenced by I May Destroy You. Really bewildered by the Golden Globes nominations.
— Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla) February 3, 2021
These Golden Globes nominations gave me a headache. At first I was happy to see Chloé Zhao, Regina King and Emerald Fennell score noms for Best Director, then the confusion and annoyance kicked in when I saw Michaela Coel and "I May Destroy You" completely snubbed.
— Alex Berg (@itsalexberg) February 3, 2021
The series, which features Coel playing a woman navigating the dawning realization that she was a victim of sexual assault, has already figured in other awards.
I May Destroy You has been nominated for two Critics Choice Awards, including best limited series, while it won breakthrough series at the Gotham Awards last month.
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