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Will Smith, ‘Emancipation’ excluded from Golden Globe nominations

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Will Smith’s bid for Hollywood buyout after his Oscar night slap received its own serious blow on Monday when the Golden Globes awarded his slavery drama Emancipation with zero nominations, signaling a tough awards season ahead for Apple’s prestigious year-end release.

Emancipation failed to score any Globes nominations on Monday, with Will Smith being ruled out for Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Apple has been aggressively promoting the film as an award contender in recent weeks, hosting industry screenings and even teaming up with Smith to give consumers two months of free Apple TV+.

But their campaign clearly failed to move voters at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which might have been partisan of Emancipation in the wake of the organization’s diversity ‘scandal’ in 2021 that nearly caused the annual awards show to sink.

Emancipation has been hampered by negative reviews, with its Rotten Tomatoes review score currently hovering at 48%.

This year’s Golden Globe nominations also kicked Apple’s Jennifer Lawrence out Pavement and Amazon woke up rings of power series.

As Breitbart News reported, some Oscar voters have already soured Emancipationsaying they will refuse to vote for Smith because of the slap.

“His disgraceful outburst of violence and pathetic whining ‘acceptance’ rant witnessed by millions – and his blatant disrespect for the Academy – should bar him from any consideration and reward from members. of AMPAS for life,” said a member of the Academy’s Producer Branch. The Hollywood Reporter.

Smith has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following his Oscar night assault on Chris Rock. The Academy also banned him from Academy events for the next ten years.

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