Ana Defillo
December 12, 2016 1:08 pm
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Now this is how you start a Monday. The Golden Globe nominees were announced this morning and holy crap, y’all! There are so many people of color nominated this year compared to previous years. We are so giddy about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association finally getting with the program that we decided to do a little math so you can see what a huge deal this is.

In the 2016 ceremony, out of 85 nominees (roughly speaking) only 15 were people of color. In 2017, 24 are people of color! Meaning a 10 percent jump from 18 percent to 28 percent! Okay, may not seem like a *huge* difference, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction, especially considering six categories in 2016 had all white nominees. In 2017, there are only two categories with all white nominees: Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Drama Television Series.

Not only that, we made some history. For the first time ever, three black women (Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer) are nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Three out of the five comedy TV shows are led by people of color. (two of those were also *created* by people of color) And for the first time since 1985 (!!!!) a black woman is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

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This doesn’t mean we’ve obtained anything near total inclusiveness in media — we are not there yet — but let’s celebrate each of these nominees for being a part of history and paving the way!

1 Ruth Negga, Loving

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2Denzel Washington, Fences 

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3Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

4Viola Davis, Fences

5Naomie Harris, Moonlight

6Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

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7Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

8Dev Patel, Lion

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9Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

10Pharrell Williams, Hidden Figures 

11Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana

12Stevie Wonder, Sing

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13Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

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14Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

15Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

16Donald Glover, Atlanta

17Issa Rae, Insecure

18Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

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19Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

20Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

21Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

22Kerry Washington, Confirmation

23Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson

24Thandie Newton, Westworld

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Congrats to everyone nominated!

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