UPDATED: January 9, 8:53 A.M. EST:
Black Hollywood hit a major key at Sunday’s 74th Annual Golden Globes Award in Beverly Hills, California.
Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars in black-ish, won for best actress in a TV series, comedy or musical, becoming the second woman to win lead TV comedic actress at the show since 1983, when Debbie Allen won for her role in Fame, reports USA Today.
“This is for all of the women and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important,” she said, writes USA Today. “But I want you to know that I see you. We see you.”
Viola Davis, star of Fences, won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
Atlanta won for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, prompting the FX show’s creator, Donald Glover, to give a shoutout to the city itself and Migos.
Glover also won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
Moonlight, a coming of age story about a gay Black youth in Miami, stole the show, winning for Best Picture in the Drama category.
Click here for the complete list of winners.
SOURCE: USA TODAY
On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes Awards.
Actors Don Cheadle, Anna Kendrick and Laura Dern were on hand to read the list of talent nominated in their respective categories.
For the second year in a row since the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Black actors were recognized for their accomplishments in almost every category. In the category of television, nominees include some of the actors and actresses from the Black breakout TV shows of the season, like Issa Rae‘s Insecure and Donald Glover‘s Atlanta. Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson both snagged a nod for their roles in ABC’s sitcom black-ish.
On the film side, the powerful drama Moonlight, an early darling of award ceremonies and possible Oscar contender, was nominated in the category of Best Motion Picture and Best Score. Director Barry Jenkins was among the list of nominees in the Best Director and Best Screenplay category. Actors Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris were also nominated in the category for Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their respective roles in the film.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis both received nods for their work in August Wilson’s Fences, scheduled to be released on Christmas Day. Octavia Spencer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in her role as NASA scientist Dorothy Vaughan in Hidden Figures.
Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown both snagged nominations for their roles as lawyers Johnnie Cochran and Christopher Darden respectively in FX’s limited drama, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon will host the ceremony, which airs January 8 on NBC.
A full list of the nominees are below. Let us know your favorite picks in the comments!
Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”