A lot of our faves walked away as winners at last night’s Golden Globes. But, there’s still work to do.
Winners included John Boyega, Daniel Kaluuya, the late Chadwick Boseman.
Andra Day became the 2nd Black woman to ever win Best Actress in A Drama. Her win marks 35 years since Whoopi Goldberg won the award for her performance in “The Color Purple.”
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Jon Batiste also walked away with the best score win for the hit film “Soul,” which took home the award for the best-animated film.
Despite what felt like a good night for Black Hollywood, the people behind last night’s decisions do not reflect our Black journalists.
Last week, The LA Times wrote a piece investigating the lack of Black voters in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler also called out the organization’s lack of diversity on the voting board during the ceremony.
“We should have told you,” Poehler said. “Everyone is upset with the HFPA and their choices,” said Poehler. “Look, a lot of flashy garbage got nominated, but that happens. That is their thing. But a number of Black actors and Black-led projects were overlooked.”
“But even with stupid things, inclusivity is important,” added Fey. “There’s no Black members of the HFPA. You have to change that.”
During last night’s ceremony, the HPFA announced its plans to include more Black journalists in its organization moving forward.
“Tonight while we celebrate the work of artists from around the globe, we recognize we have our own work to do,” said Helen Hoehne, vice president of the HFPA. “Like in film and television, Black representation is vital. We must have Black journalists in our organization.”
Do you think the Golden Globes will honor its promises by the next awards season?
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