… it seems especially damning to see King’s performance left out in the cold when her series, like Maisel, is a winter show and therefore should be at the top of voters’ minds. It’s a fact that becomes worse when you remember Maisel’s lead Rachel Brosnahan just scored her third Golden Globe nomination for her Amazon Prime dramedy, which debuted a mere three days prior to the nominations announcement. Regina King, on the other hand, has been turning in stellar work, week after week, since mid-October.
Beyond HBO’s rising goddesses, television is brimming with women who could have easily fit in among the 2020 nominees. There are the ladies of Emmy-favorite When They See Us, directed by living icon Ava DuVernay (the Netflix miniseries itself was also snubbed). There is This Is Us’ Susan Kelachi Watson, whom the HFPA woke up at the crack of dawn to announce the nominations in the first place. There are the women of One Day at a Time, a show so powerful it was resurrected by cable television following a Netflix cancellation. There are the femmes of Pose and the lovable young actresses of On My Block. There is Lucy Liu on CBS All Access’ Women Why Women Kill. There are the sketch geniuses of A Black Lady Sketch Show and Astronomy Club (the latter series debuted the same day as Maisel and is therefore eligible).
All of those women gave us hand-crafted TV jewels this year. The least we could give them was a Golden Globe nomination.
Who you got?