‘Queen & Slim’ Director Claims Golden Globes Voters Didn’t Even Hassle To Watch The Movie


It's understandable why people think these awards shows are not for us. Next month's Golden Globe nominations were announced this week. Among other obvious snubs ("When They See Us"), "Queen & Slim" Director Melina Matsoukas is speaking out against the Golden Globes, claiming voters refused to watch her film, Variety reports, even though others strongly

Melina said she had already been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with about 90 international journalists who vote on

"We held three screenings for the HFPA and almost no members attended," Matsoukas said , "For me, it's reflective of their voting body. It's not reflective of the society in which we live in the industry as it stands today.

They added: "It's extremely discouraging. It's extremely infuriating.

"Queen & Slim," which is written and produced by Lena Waithe and stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. The movie has grossed nearly $ 30 million at the domestic box office, outperforming analysts' expectations.

A representative of the HPFA disputes. The rep says all voters had been sent screeners and could have seen it at home. "The HFPA maintains that 'Queen & Slim' What's in the conversation among the membership, Variety in a statement.

[19459002Sourcestold Variety That Universal Pictures tried to persuade the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press into "Queen & Slim." But after three different screenings, only a few HFPA voters had attended – one source puts the number at four – despite "Queen & Slim's" strong reviews.

The Hollywood Foreign Press did a lot of heat this week for not nominating a single female director or screenwriter for the Golden Globes despite the fact that they were shooting this year in filmmaking.

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