The nominees for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday, pointing to some major gains for Black actors, actresses and directors this awards season.
Actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Christian Slater and Leslie Mann were on hand as selected announcers to kick off the first award nominations of the winter season.
As suspected, the mega-blockbuster Black Panther racked up in the awards category with a total of three nominations, along with Barry Jenkins’, If Beale Street Could Talk.
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman secured four nominations and Green Book, starring starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, secured a total of five nods.
Black Panther was nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama, making it the first comic book turned movie to ever secure a spot in the category. Supporters say the movie’s nomination may be a sure-in for the coveted Oscar nomination, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The movie was also nominated for Best Original Score and in the category of Best Original Song for All The Stars performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA.
Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, the long-awaited adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, landed nods in the Best Motion Picture-Drama category. Green Book was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
In the Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama category, John David Washington secured a nomination for his lead role in BlacKkKlansman. Spike Lee also was nominated for Best Director-Motion Picture, marking the second time he’s secured a nomination since 1989’s Do The Right Thing. Mahershala Ali was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for his work in Green Book.
Barry Jenkins secured a nod for Best Original Screenplay, while actress Regina King was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. King did amazing work last year, surmounting a second nomination for Netflix’s Seven Seconds in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly & Nick Vallelonga were also nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Green Book.
Creator Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking summer FX hit Pose was also nominated in the Best Television Series-Drama category. Pose portrayed a segment of the Black and Brown LGBTQ community cemented in the New York City ballroom culture of the 1980’s. One of the series’ breakout star Billy Porter, secured a nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama.
Atlanta creator Donald Glover secured a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Comedy or Musical.
Thandie Newton was nominated for her role in HBO’s Westworld in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Unfortunately, no Black actors or Black centered shows were nominated in the following categories: Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, or Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
And in the Best Director- Motion Picture category, no women were nominated.
But social media still found time to rejoice in the wins that Black creators were able to secure.
Black Panther is the first Marvel studios movie to earn a Golden Globes nomination in the Best Motion Picture Drama category. This is what happens when you level the playing field and give a black director a $200 million budget to create art. #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/b75YGoqJiX
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) December 6, 2018
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