The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced today the nominees for the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in film and TV this year. As expected, a lot of acclaimed and popular shows were recognized in one of the most high-profile awards ceremonies this season.
Just a few weeks after the show's premiere, Jenna Ortega received her first-ever Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy) category for her performance as Wednesday Addams in the hit Netflix series Wednesday. This is also the actress' first major awards nomination that she received in her career.
She will be competing against other actresses in the category such as Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary), Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant), Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building), and Jean Smart (Hacks).
In addition, Wednesday itself also received a nomination in the top category, Best Musical or Comedy Series. It is competing against other beloved shows such as Abbott Elementary, The Bear, Hacks, and Only Murders in the Building. This is also Netflix's only nomination in this category.
This is certainly an achievement for the series considering that it's only been available on Netflix for a few weeks. However, with the show overperforming in the ratings, it shouldn't also be surprising to see the series show up here and it would be interesting to see if more awards-giving bodies will also shower it with nominations.
The series is "a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore."
The first season of Wednesday is available to stream on Netflix. It is still waiting for a second-season renewal.