Chadwick, Regina King, Viola & More Nab Golden Globes Nominations + Every Black-Led Film, Spike Lee, Michaela Coel & Zendaya SNUBBED

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The nominations for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards are in! The late Chadwick Boseman, Regina King, Viola Davis, John Boyega, Daniel Kaluuya, Leslie Odom Jr. and more scooped up nominations. However, Zendaya, Spike Lee, “Bridgerton,” and every black-led film ensemble were snubbed! More inside…

The nominations are in!

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has officially announced its nominees for the 2021 Golden Globes, which will recognize the excellence in film and television. Several of your TV and movie faves nabbed nominations.

Golden Globe winners Taraji P. Henson and Sarah Jessica Parker revealed the 78th annual Golden Globe nominees virtually this morning on NBC’s “Today.” This year’s awards season will look different from years before as we’re still in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic isn’t going to stop the show though!

Esteemed actor Chadwick Boseman – who died in August 2020 after a four-year battle with colon cancer – received a posthumous nomination for this year’s awards. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category for his role as Levee in the Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. It’s his first nomination.

The Black Panther star did an incredible job portraying his boisterous character Levee in the film about 1920 blues singer, Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis, who was nominated for an award as well.

Viola Davis – who won her first Golden Globe in 2017 for FENCES – received a Best Actress nomination in the Drama category for playing the legendary Ma Rainey. Also, Andra Day was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Billie Holiday in Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

It was surprising to see Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom did not make it into the Best Drama category, but we’ll get to that later.

Golden Globe winner Regina King is gunning for her 2nd award. The fab actress-turned-director nabbed a nomination for Best Director in a Motion Picture for her stellar film, One Night In Miami. The film is Regina’s directorial debut and she nailed it. However, the Globes snubbed the film for Best Picture.


On the bright side, Leslie Odom Jr. received TWO nominations! He’s up for Best Supporting Actor for playing legendary singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami, and Best Original Song for “Speak Now” on the film’s soundtrack.

John will duke it out against Judas & the Black Messiah star Daniel Kaluuya in the Best Supporting Actor category. The YBF actor will also go up against H.E.R., Tiara Thomas & Dernst Emile II as they were nominated in the Best Original Song category for their track “Fight For You” featured on Judas & the Black Messiah.

Other notable film nominations include Disney+’s Hamilton – the filmed version of the Broadway hit – was nominated for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy along with a Best Actor – Musical or Comedy nomination for Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SOUL scored two nominations for Best Picture – Animated and Best Original Score – Motion Picture.

As for the film nominations, every black led ensemble was snubbed! Not one black-led film was nominated for Best Picture, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Judas & the Black Messiah, One Night In Miami and Da 5 Bloods.

Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama Da 5 Bloods was totally shut out! It was predicted the film would land nominations in categories like Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Delroy Lindo, but nope!

This year, Spike’s kids – Jackson and Satchel – will serve as Golden Globe Ambassadors. We wonder if he’ll change his mind about them participating.

Also, Zendaya was snubbed for her leading role in Malcolm & Marie, starring opposite John David Washington. The film caused quite the controversy when it was released, but John David had Daya’s back.

On the television front…


British actor John Boyega received his first Golden Globes nomination. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Television for his performance in “Small Axe.”

Two-time Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle scored a nomination for Best Actor – Television – Musical or Comedy for his crazy role in “Black Monday.”

HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” was shown some love in the Best Television Series – Drama category.

There were a few other snubs we’d like to point out.

Netflix’s BIGGEST series debut “Bridgerton” and STRAZ’s new hit series “P-Valley” were completely shut out. Totally shocked by this.

Jurnee Smollett’s name should have been on the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama list for her role in “Lovecraft Country.” Also, Michaela Coel was snubbed for Best Actress in a Limited/Anthology Series and her show “I May Destroy You” wasn’t considered for Best Limited Series.

Netflix dominated this year’s nominations, scooping up 22 nominations by motion picture and 20 nominations by television. You can check out the full list of nominees here.

The 78th Annual Golden Globes – hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – will air February 28th on NBC. The ceremony typically takes place in January, but the pandemic pushed it back.

Will you be watching? If not, we’ll provide all of the YBF coverage!

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