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

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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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