‘Emily In Paris’ writer shares “rage” over ‘I May Destroy You’ Golden Globes snub

"That I May Destroy You did not get one Golden Globe nod is not only wrong, it’s what is wrong with everything"

Emily in Paris writer Deborah Copaken has shared her “rage” over the fact that I May Destroy You was snubbed by the Golden Globes.

Copaken wrote an op-ed for the Guardian following the surprise nomination for Netflix comedy series Emily in Paris, which provoked outrage for many.

“‘That show,’ I told everyone who would listen, ‘deserves to win all the awards.’ When it didn’t, I was stunned,” Copaken wrote. “I May Destroy You was not only my favourite show of 2020. It’s my favourite show ever.

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“It takes the complicated issue of a rape – I’m a sexual assault survivor myself – and infuses it with heart, humour, pathos and a story constructed so well, I had to watch it twice, just to understand how Coel did it.”

Reflecting on the nomination she received, and how it still felt part of a wider injustice, Copaken continued: “Now, am I excited that Emily in Paris was nominated? Yes. Of course. I’ve never been remotely close to seeing a Golden Globe statue up close, let alone being nominated for one.

“But that excitement is now unfortunately tempered by my rage over Coel’s snub. That I May Destroy You did not get one Golden Globe nod is not only wrong, it’s what is wrong with everything.”

The nominations for this year’s Golden Globes awards were released yesterday – here’s everything you need to know about this year’s line-up.

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