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04/02/2021 17:32 GMT

Michaela Coel Lands First SAG Awards Nomination, A Day After Golden Globes Snub

And she isn't the only one to have been overlooked by the Globes, only to be recognised by the Screen Actors Guild.

Michaela Coel has been awarded her first Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for her work on I May Destroy You, a day after being completely snubbed by the Golden Globes.

On Thursday afternoon, the contenders for this year’s SAG Awards were announced in a virtual live-stream by Emily In Paris star Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame.

During the stream, it was revealed that Michaela was among the five contenders in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series category.

Nominated alongside Michaela are Nicole Kidman for The Undoing, Anya Taylor-Joy for The King’s Gambit, Cate Blanchett for Mrs America and Kerry Washington for Little Fires Everywhere. 

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Michaela Coel at a Prince's Trust event in 2020

A day earlier, the Golden Globes faced a backlash when the BBC-HBO drama was completely absent from its list of nominees, despite proving hugely popular with critics and viewers.

Michaela isn’t the only person snubbed by the Golden Globes to be recognised by the SAG Awards, though.

While Bridgerton received no love at the Globes, it has been nominated twice at the forthcoming SAG Awards, with Regé-Jean Page in the running for Best Actor In A Drama series.

The show itself is also up for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series.

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Regé-Jean Page

Following its debut in June last year, I May Destroy You was met with a wave of praise, in particular for its depiction of sexual assault and the fact it featured a predominantly Black-British cast.

It was named the best TV show of 2020 by multiple outlets at the end of last year, including The Guardian, Time, The Independent and Empire.

Check out the full list of SAG Awards nominees – which includes British talent like Olivia Colman, Riz Ahmed, Emma Corrin, Daniel Kaluuya and Hugh Grant – here.