24 people of color are nominated for Golden Globes and you need to know these insanely talented people
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.
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
2Denzel Washington, Fences
3Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
4Viola Davis, Fences
5Naomie Harris, Moonlight
6Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
7Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
8Dev Patel, Lion
9Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
10Pharrell Williams, Hidden Figures
11Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana
12Stevie Wonder, Sing
13Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
14Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
15Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
16Donald Glover, Atlanta
17Issa Rae, Insecure
18Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
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
Congrats to everyone nominated!