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'Emily In Paris' Writer Reacts to Michaela Coel's Golden Globes 2021 Snub

Michaela Coel was entirely shut out of the 2021 Golden Globes nominations, and the snub has angered many in Hollywood – including Deborah Copaken, a writer of one of the more controversially nominated shows, Emily in Paris.

The writer spoke out on social media amid uproar for the lack of nominations for I May Destroy You.

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Emily In Paris is nominated for best TV series, musical or comedy, and lead actress Lily Collins is also up for best actress in a television musical or comedy.

Deborah tweeted that it was “just wrong,” and expanded on her thoughts in a piece for The Guardian.

“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,” she wrote.

“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,” she continued.

“We need art that reflects all of our colors, not just some. But we also need to give awards to shows (and music and films and plays and musicals) that deserve them, no matter the color of the skin of their creators,” she went on to write.

“Is Hamilton great because Lin-Manuel Miranda is Puerto Rican? No. It’s great because it bangs. By that same token, how anyone can watch I May Destroy You and not call it a brilliant work of art or Michaela Coel a genius is beyond my capacity to understand how these decisions are made.”

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

That said, Michaela Coel just got recognized at another major award show.

Michaela Coel Gets SAG Awards 2021 Nomination After Golden Globes Snub

Michaela Coel is getting some recognition!

After fans and stars spoke out angrily about the glaring omission of I May Destroy You from the 2021 Golden Globes nominations list, the 2021 SAG Awards nominees were just announced – and the 33-year-old actress and director was nominated!

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Michaela was nominated in the category of Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series alongside Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy and Kerry Washington.

I May Destroy You has a 98% fresh rating on critic review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Find out who else is nominated at the SAG Awards this year!

Michaela wasn’t the only one that fans felt were snubbed in the Golden Globes nominations. Find out what else did not get a nom!

Michaela Coel Explains Why She Turned Down $1 Million from Netflix

Michaela Coel is having another breakout moment with the BBC/HBO series I May Destroy You, which many people are already calling one of the best TV shows of the year.

The 32-year-old actress and writer says that she originally pitched the show to Netflix and the streaming service offered her $1 million for the show, which she turned down.

Michaela told Vulture that Netflix’s deal wouldn’t allow her to retain any percentage of the copyright. She then found out that her agency, CAA, “would be making an undisclosed amount on the back end,” so she fired them.

While talking about the meetings with Netflix, Michaela said she tried to negotiate a deal where she would retain just 5 percent of the show’s rights.

“There was just silence on the phone,” Michaela said about her call with a senior-level executive. “And she said, ‘It’s not how we do things here. Nobody does that, it’s not a big deal.’ I said, ‘If it’s not a big deal, then I’d really like to have 5 percent of my rights.’”

Michaela kept trying to get at least a portion of the rights, going as low as just 0.5 percent. The woman on the phone said she’d have to ask her superiors, but added, “Michaela? I just want you to know I’m really proud of you. You’re doing the right thing.”

“I remember thinking, I’ve been going down rabbit holes in my head, like people thinking I’m paranoid, I’m acting sketchy, I’m killing off all my agents,” Michaela told Vulture. “And then she said those words to me, and I finally realized — I’m not crazy. This is crazy.”

BBC ended up giving Michaela full creative control, the rights to her work, and a seat at the table in the production.

Find out which massive star wrote a rave review of the TV show on Instagram.

Adele Says Michaela Coel's New Series is the Best British TV Show in Years

Adele is singing her praises for British actress and writer Michaela Coel‘s new series I May Destroy You.

Two episodes have aired so far for the new series, which is airing on the BBC in the UK and on HBO in the US.

The show centers on “Arabella (Coel), a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.”

Adele took to Instagram and wrote, “I May Destroy You is the best thing I’ve seen on British TV for yeaaaarssss!! Go watch it on iplayer right now. It’s wholesome, uncomfortable, hilarious but terribly sad and then awkward…and then it makes you cough a bit for no reason and also makes you go put the kettle on, for no reason. You might pretend you need a pee and then you get a bit itchy, then it makes you ask your girls things you haven’t before. And then makes you want to run out in the street and laugh so hard like mad til you cry for absolute hours! I’ve never felt so many emotions at once! Absolutely fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Michaela Coel bloody SMASHED it 💫 Pro 👏🏻 found ♥️.”

Michaela gained lots of fans with her series Chewing Gum and she also starred in the Netflix series Black Earth Rising. Go catch up on the new series now!

Princes William & Harry Attend 'Our Planet' Gala Premiere in U.K.

Prince William and Prince Harry are joined by their father Prince Charles and Sir David Attenborough at the premiere of the new Netflix documentary series Our Planet on Thursday (April 4) at the Natural History Museum in London, England.

Attenborough is the narrator of the series, which shows off our planet’s natural beauty and examines how climate change impacts all living creatures. Season one debuts on April 5.

Also in attendance at the event were Will and Harry‘s friend Ellie Goulding, who said hello to her ex-boyfriend Dougie Poynter on the red carpet. She recorded a new song for the documentary series.

Game of ThronesIwan Rheon and Chewing Gum‘s Michaela Coel also were there.

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Michaela Coel & John Goodman Celebrate 'Black Earth Rising' Premiere - Watch Trailer!

Michaela Coel flashes a big smile while attending the New York special screening for their Netflix original series Black Earth Rising held at the Crosby Street Hotel Screening Room on Tuesday (January 22) in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars John Goodman and Emmanuel Imani, as well as director Hugo Blick.

From London, to Paris to Rwanda, Black Earth Rising is a deeply personal journey about one woman’s persistent exploration to uncover her hidden past, at whatever the cost.

Black Earth Rising hits Netflix on Friday (January 25) – Watch the trailer below!


‘Black Earth Rising’ | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Dakota Johnson Supports the Academy's Women's Initiative Lunch in London

Dakota Johnson looks lovely while attending the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Women’s Initiative Lunch on Monday (October 15) at Claridge’s Hotel in London, England.

The event was held to support women in all stages of their careers, especially emerging Academy Gold filmmakers.

Other stars in attendance at the event include White Boy Rick‘s Bel Powley, Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie, Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright, Chewing Gum‘s Michaela Coel, Poldark‘s Eleanor Tomlinson, and Battle of the SexesAndrea Riseborough.

FYI: Dakota is wearing a Jacquemus dress, Tabitha Simmons shoes, and a Foundrae band. Andrea is wearing an Emilia Wickstead dress.

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