A ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Nabbed A Golden Globe Nom & The Internet Is Fighting About It
Aussie actress Katherine Langford has scored a Golden Globe Awards nomination for her role as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why. While many are celebrating, a lot of people are mad about it.
The series in question — 13 Reasons Why — gained notoriety when it was released on Netflix earlier this year, when it became nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon. Based on Jay Asher’s YA novel, the show came under heat for its irresponsible depiction of suicide, bullying and sexual assault.
At the forefront of the criticism was that the series romanticised the suicide carried out by Langford’s character Hannah, which could be seen as a dangerous message to send to its audience of mostly young people.
Despite the controversy surrounding the Aussie actress’ character and the series itself, there’s no denying Langford nailed the role, and her depiction of the series’ leading angsty teen was raw, vulnerable and well beyond her years.
While many are saying the 21-year-old deserved her nomination, not everyone thinks it was the right decision.
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the news:
Fans and costars are applauding Langford for her award nom.
— Christian Navarro (@ChristianLN0821) December 11, 2017
Very very very happy about Katherine Langford's nom for 13 REASONS WHY. It's so well-deserved. Her work in Season 1 is PHENOMENAL.
— Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) December 11, 2017
Pulling for Katherine Langford for the win. Her depiction of Hannah Baker was honest, raw, and heart wrenching. Definitely deserves it #GoldenGlobes
— zack ????️???? (@zackdigi) December 11, 2017
Elated to see Katherine Langford's name in the list. What a magnificent performance, she is beautiful and staggeringly talented. Love her ❤️ https://t.co/uFbmdU32ed
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) December 11, 2017
Katherine Langford got a golden globe nomination. I’m crying. She deserves this so so much ????????
— Emma ♡ (@mybelieberside) December 11, 2017
My heart just bursted just as I bursted into tears when I saw Katherine Langford on the Golden Globe nominations list. I'm so proud of my wife and she deserves this so much because her acting was outstanding in 13 reasons why and I'm crying
— F1! Samantha ????️???? (@maxxverstappen) December 11, 2017
While others are not so happy with the choice of Langford, over other actresses that missed out.
so in the best actress in a tv series category katherine langford is nominated while emilia clarke and millie bobby brown aren’t?? I think the fuck NOT.
— alice (@grangershug) December 11, 2017
katherine langford got a nomination but winona ryder didn't pic.twitter.com/Nuep0zMwH4
— nicole (@chastaen) December 11, 2017
how tf did katherine langford get nominated for a golden globe im-
— callie you cheese (@kordeinterlude) December 11, 2017
sorry in what universe does Katherine Langford deserve a nomination over Mandy Moore or Viola Davis lmao #GoldenGlobes
— m (@mariaa_nz) December 11, 2017
Katherine Langford got nominated for Best TV Actress Drama instead of Winona Ryder. You're fucking kidding me right?
— Noah Jay (@ndjay1) December 11, 2017