Queen & Slim Director summons the voters of the Golden Globes


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Melina Matsoukas says that "almost no member,quot; of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association attended the screenings of his film, Queen & Slim.

The film's director, who was remarkably absent from the list of 2020 golden balloons nominations this week, opens on snub in a new interview with Variety. In her conversation with the media, Melina explained that the members of the HFPA, who cast their votes for the Golden Globes, did not attend the projections of the film that were made specifically for them.

"We made three projections for the HFPA and almost no members attended," he shared with Variety. "For me, it is a reflection of their voting body. It is not a reflection of the society in which we live or of the industry today. They do not value the stories that represent us all, and those stories are often ignored and discredited, as are his filmmakers. "

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith star in the movie, written by Lena Waithe, which follows the story of a couple fleeing after killing a policeman in self-defense.

Since its launch in November, the film has received praise from the public and critics, and is predicted to be operational during the awards season.

"It's extremely discouraging. It's extremely irritating," Melina told the store. "And it simply represents an archaic system that is full of people who don't value us."

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In response to the accusation, an HPFA representative disputes the claim that members did not watch the movie, stating that all voters had been sent to screeners and could have seen it at home.

According to the representative, "The HFPA maintains that Queen & Slim I was in the conversation between the members. "

After the announcement of nominations earlier this week, the awards program received a violent reaction for its lack of recognition for the directors.

"It's hard. It's very, very difficult. And I think it gets really frustrating when we have to remember that the directors, especially, are just trying to increase their numbers." Charlize Theron said to Los Angeles Times About the director's contempt. "They represent 10% of our directors in the industry, and when you have a good year like the one we had this year with such a good job, it's incredibly frustrating."

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