5 Golden Globe Nominations We Wish Had Happened

The HFPA released the nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, and we are listing some film and television shows we wish got one. Including I May Destroy You, Emma, Bridgerton, and more!

Mark your calendars for February 28th, The Golden Globes just released their nominations! The roster is full of hits like Schitts Creek, The Queen’s Gambit, and Mank. Anything from January 1st to December 31st of 2020 is eligible for nomination, so here are five things we wish were nominated:

I May Destroy You

A lot of fans were shocked by I May Destroy You not getting a single nomination. It’s a critically acclaimed limited series about the trauma and healing process that occurs after sexual assault. It’s raw and thought-provoking, with a powerful performance from Michaela Coel, who we would’ve loved to see get nominated. While it does contain sensitive material and deals with heavy and dark themes, it’s a powerful and gripping show. If you haven’t seen it, I May Destroy You is streaming on HBO.


While Anya Taylor-Joy received a nomination for her performance as the titular Emma, we would’ve loved for the film to be nominated in other categories. Emma is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name. The film not only stars Taylor-Joy but features Johnny Flynn and Mia Goth. Full of colorful gowns, dreamy artwork, and witty dialogue, we think this period piece deserves some more attention and recommend giving it a watch. It’s currently streaming on HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.


Since it dropped on December 25th, Bridgerton has been making MAJOR waves online! The show is considered groundbreaking due to it being a period piece that used color-blind casting. It follows Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, as she makes her debut into society and meets the handsome and mysterious Simon Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page. While it did come out late in the year, we were surprised to see it absent from the nominations. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out on Netflix today!

Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama, Da 5 Bloods, didn’t get any nominations either. The film tells the story of four African-American vets who return to Vietnam looking for the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold he helped them hide. It’s an ambitious film that tells a complex and emotional story. Delroy Lindo’s monologue alone was incredible and powerfully delivered. Da 5 Bloods is currently streaming on Netflix!

The Haunting of Bly Manor

The highly anticipated show, The Haunting of Bly Manor also didn’t get any nominations. While it is its own separate entity, Bly Manor is a follow-up to the popular show The Haunting of Hill House. Its smart and tight plot takes inspiration from The Turn of the Screw. Victoria Pedretti and T’nia Miller give incredible, touching performances that are definitely Golden Globe worthy. If you haven’t seen Hill House or Bly Manor yet, you can find them on Netflix!

While these are just a few things we wish were nominated, there were plenty of amazing films and shows this past year, and we’re excited to watch the awards on February 28th!

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Daniella Baltazar

Daniella Baltazar is a senior at Emerson College currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Media Arts Production with a minor in Global and Post-Colonial Studies. She is a spring 2021 intern for AfterBuzz TV and is hoping to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.