The 2018 Golden Globe nominations have been revealed, and congratulations goes out to Katherine Langford, who has received a nomination for Best Television Actress in a Drama for her role as Hannah Baker in the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why. The list of names congratulating the actress is long and established, including costars and Selena Gomez, who produced the show as a “passion project.”
Following the news, the nomination has become slightly controversial for a number of reasons. Critics and fans were surprised to see the actress and show nominated due to the nature of the show itself, which both discusses suicide and showed Langford act out a graphic suicide scene. Other critics wonder why Langford was nominated over a variety of other actresses in incredible roles, including Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder). Despite the controversy, the young Australian actress took a risk tackling such sensitive issues on screen, bringing light to a controversial topic that should not be swept under the rug. Whether or not her acting was up to par to win a Golden Globe is up to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to decide.
Langford was nominated alongside The Crown‘s Claire Foy, Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Elisabeth Moss, and The Deuce‘s Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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