The 2021 Golden Globe nominations were announced today and, as was expected, there were a few -- let's call them surprises -- thrown in.
As a refresher, the Globes, which cover both television and film, are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. So if you're watching with your parents, you explain to them, "It's like the Emmys and the Oscars combined."
Reading through the list of nominations this morning, I was very happy to see "Ted Lasso," "Schitt's Creek" and "The Great" nominated for Best Television Series. Then what to my wondering eyes should appear, but "Emily in Paris" mixed right in.
I know this year saw production delays that prevented some scripts from seeing the light of day but..."Emily in Paris"? Sure, it was exactly the escapism we needed during a year in which a pandemic made everything in the real world dreadful, but as far as quality...really?
The plotlines were absurd and fantastical (Emily arrived in Paris not knowing a lick of French, yet saved the company she arrived at again and again AND AGAIN at the tender age of 22). She had a ridiculous wardrobe for someone who makes no money, and her actions over the course of the first season bear little to no consequence compared to the other nominees in her categories.