Let’s get the heartbreaking news out of the way: just like the Emmys earlier this year, the Golden Globes have snubbed our beloved Gina Rodriguez and the larger Jane the Virgin fam. (At least Gina will be happy that her animated flicks Ferdinand and The Star got some love). Elsewhere, at least, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association found ways of championing two great films by Latin American filmmakers that have been making waves since their festival debuts. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water earned a whopping 7 nominations (the most out of any film this year) while Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman racked up a nom in the Best Foreign Language film category. Oh, and as for the biggest film in the country right now? Rest assured: Coco got into the Best Animated Film race while also being cited in the Best Original Song category with “Remember Me.”
But it bears repeating, no category on the television side found any Latinos worth nominating, despite there being ample work they could’ve rewarded. Alas. There was nothing for Narcos. Nothing for America Ferrera (Superstore). Nothing for the ladies of Orange is the New Black. Nothing for Queen of the South cast and crew. Nothing for the immigration-centered third season of American Crime. Nothing for Rita Moreno, who’s doing ace work in the delightful reboot of One Day At A Time. Nothing for the cast of NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Nothing for Jennifer Lopez’s Shades of Blue. Nothing for the Latino family on Riverdale. Nothing for Aubrey Plaza’s amazing performance in Legion. Not even something for perennial nominee Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) or even Emmy winner Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale). Sigh. Maybe next year?
Check out the full nominations announcement and the full (if short) list of Latinos nominated this year below.
The 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony airs January 7, 2018 on NBC at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST.
Best Director - Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro (alongside co-writer Vanessa Taylor), The Shape of Water
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Guillermo del Toro (alongside additional producers), The Shape of Water
According to Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s regulations, the Best Motion Picture Awards for the Drama and Musical or Comedy categories are given to the individual producers accredited by the Producers Guild of America.
Best Foreign Film
Sebastian Lelio, A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Best Motion Picture Award for the Foreign Language category is given to the
accredited director(s) of the motion picture.
Best Motion Picture - Animated
Adrian Molina (alongside director Lee Unkrich and additional producers), Coco
The Best Motion Picture Award for the Animated category is given to the accredited
director(s) and the individual producer(s) accredited by the Producers Guild of America
for that motion picture.
Best Motion Picture - Animated
Carlos Saldanha, Ferdinand
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Mariah Carey, “The Star” from The Star