The nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes were announced Thursday, and some of our faves like Regina King, Donald Glover and Pose received nominations. However, many of our favorite shows and favorite actors that were deserving of nods got overlooked.

Here are some key television snubs leaving us bewildered (read our film snubs list here):


SNUB: Insecure for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The binge-worthy HBO drama was snubbed for a third time, despite a well-received and much-tweeted about third season by both critics and audiences.

SNUB: Dear White People for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix

Despite its well-received second season, the Netflix series Dear White People was egregiously snubbed. Its second season drew much conversation on Twitter and was anchored by great performances from Logan Browning and Ashley Blaine Featherson, who is long overdue for a Supporting Actress Emmy for her role as Joelle.

SNUB: Atlanta for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

In a season that gave us the “Teddy Perkins” episode, which was one of the finest hours of television in recent memory, many are left scratching their heads as to why Atlanta did not earn a Best Comedy Series nomination.

SNUB: The Chi for Best Television Series – Drama

Photo: Showtime
Photo: Showtime

The Chi, Showtime’s latest drama, failed to earn any notice despite a well-received first season. The Windy City-set drama, created by Emmy-winning scribe Lena Waithe, earned praise for its depiction of the Chicago’s South Side that is rarely seen in mainstream media.

SNUB: This Is Us for Best Television Series – Drama

The family drama and America’s favorite tearjerker was surprisingly snubbed in the Best Television Drama category, in spite of a well-received third season that dealt with Jack Pearson’s time in Vietman, as well as the relationship between Randall and Beth Pearson.

SNUB: Queen Sugar for Best Television Series – Drama

Ava DuVernay’s compelling family drama, which centers on a group of siblings who inherit their father’s sugarcane farm, continues to be overlooked. As the first television show to have women directors for every episode, its snub comes on the heels of its third season.

SNUB: Issa Rae for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Insecure

Nominated for Best Actress in 2017 and 2018, Rae was surprisingly left off the list in spite of a season that saw her deal with the ramifications of being ghosted and her lingering feelings for former beaus Lawrence and Daniel.

SNUB: Zazie Beetz for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Atlanta

Despite earning an Emmy nomination for her role as Van, Deadpool star Zazie Beetz was surprisingly snubbed for her performance in the second season of Atlanta.

SNUB: Brian Tyree Henry for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Atlanta

No love for Paper Boi? This year saw Brian Tyree Henry turn in riveting performances in Widows, White Boy Rick and If Beale Street Could Talk. The Yale alum’s work on Atlanta was criminally overlooked, despite earning a Supporting Actor Emmy nom earlier this year.

SNUB: Sterling K. Brown for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama, This Is Us

No stranger to being noticed by both the Emmys and the Golden Globes, Sterling K. Brown was snubbed in the Best Actor in a Television Drama category. The actor won in this category in 2017 and was nominated a second time in 2018.

SNUB: Jason Mitchell for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama, The Chi

Despite well-received performances in Straight Outta Compton and Mudbound, Jason Mitchell also continues to be overlooked by major awards organizations. His performance as Brandon Johnson in The Chi is just the latest to be snubbed.

SNUB: Susan Kelechi Watson for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmThis Is Us

Photo: NBC
Photo: NBC

The third season of This Is Us tackled the strained marriage between Randall Pearson and Watson’s character, Beth Pearson.  Watson’s severely underrated performance on the NBC drama deserves notice.

SNUB: MJ Rodriguez for Best Television Actress – Drama, Pose

The acclaimed FX drama Pose earned some much-deserved recognition from the Globes, garnering nominations in the Best Television Drama category and a Best Actor nod for Billy Porter. However, we would have liked to see a nomination for Blanca Evangelista.

SNUB: Indya Moore for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Pose

Indya Moore’s portrayal of Angel, a transgender worker who begins an illicit relationship with a Wall Street-type yuppie in ’80s New York, is perhaps one of the most overlooked performances of 2018.



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