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[OPINION] Why was “When They See Us” Snubbed by the Golden Globes?

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (FNN NEWS) – The 2020 Golden Globe Awards nominees were announced on Monday. However, to much dismay, one series excluded from the list was Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us (Netflix), despite 16 nominations and two awards at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

When They See Us depicts the story of the Exonerated Five, the five African American teenagers wrongly convicted in 1989 of assaulting a female jogger in Central Park. The film exposed the truth behind the systemic injustice and consistent violation of the civil rights of people of color, which has gained more public attention in recent years with such cases as the deaths of Treyvon Martin, Eric Brown, Philando Castile, and others.

While fans are thankful that these men were exonerated of a crime they did not commit, this Golden Globe snub is a clear indicator that the Golden Globe Awards still have much farther to go when it comes to them being able to truly see us.

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Samantha Nicole is a media personality and Florida National News contributor. | social@floridanationalnews.com

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