Emily In Paris won a special place in our hearts last year when it landed on Netflix and now, the show has received a well-deserved yet surprising Golden Globe nomination.
Every award season, we get one or two surprise nominations that people can't quite believe are in the running—including the creators of said shows. This year, while we're celebrating the news that female directors are rightfully dominating the Golden Globes 2021 nominations (opens in new tab), Emily In Paris is the show people are most shocked to see on the list.
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The binge-able show tells the story of Emily Cooper, an American girl (played brilliantly by Lily Collins) who moves from Chicago to Paris for a social media job at a French marketing firm. She doesn't speak a word of French and the show has been critiqued for its plethora of clichés, however, none of us could stop watching.
It's a fun, light-hearted show full of drool-worthy fashion and beauty looks, a complicated love triangle that'll have you hooked, and of course, Emily's phone case (opens in new tab) that had its own cult following. But is it Golden Globe worthy? That's what many have been debating since the news broke.
Yes, it's an enjoyable watch and it helped us all through some of the worst pandemic months, which clearly the Golden Globes have recognized. But with critically-acclaimed shows like I May Destroy You left off the list (opens in new tab), many have questioned what it really is that makes a TV show "award-worthy".
Emily In Paris is in the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy category, competing against The Flight Attendant, The Great, Schitt's Creek and Ted Lasso, so it's safe to say its in good company. Plus, Lily Collins is nominated for Best Performance in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy alongside Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant), Elle Fanning (The Great (opens in new tab)), Jane Levy (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek).
How have people reacted to Emily in Paris' Golden Globes nominations?
There have been mixed reactions on Twitter, with some over the moon about the show's nominations whilst others aren't as happy to see Emily In Paris get the dubious honor.
The next time you're overcome by imposter syndrome just take a deep breath and remember that "Emily in Paris" got nominated for a Golden Globe.February 3, 2021
Emily in Paris was cute but Golden Globe worthy?? pic.twitter.com/imMjUvKGq2February 3, 2021
Golden Globe nominee Emily in Paris pic.twitter.com/NGLS3fPhknFebruary 3, 2021
Either way, we're happy for the creators of the show Lily Collins, especially as we eagerly await the second season of Emily in Paris (opens in new tab).
The Golden Globes will take place later this month on 28th February, where the winner will be announced and while we love Emily in Paris, our money is on Schitt's Creek. The show completed its sixth and final season and after cleaning up at the Emmys 2020, we have no doubt the Golden Globes will end in a similar result. We might even have to play "A Little Bit Alexis" to celebrate!
Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty. She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.