A time of black recognition is finally upon us
It looks as though there is color at the end of the white tunnel.
Unlike this year’s #OscarsSoWhite which received backlash for snubbing artists of color nominations; seems to not be the case with the 2017 Golden Globe nominees announced Monday.
From the big screen to the television screen to even behind the screen, black artists in the film industry are breaking through Hollywood’s racial dominance and we are here for it!
We decided to break down the categories of the artists to be on the lookout for this award season.
In the motion picture category the critically acclaimed film Moonlight received nominations for actor Mahershala Ali, director Barry Jenkins and even one under Best Motion Picture, Drama. Denzel Washington and Viloa Davis have received nods for Fences (of course), as well as actresses in the film Hidden Figures Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer. The interracial love drama Loving stars Ruth Neggaand Joel Edgerton were both recognized for their roles.
Watched (and most likely DVR’d) on our television sets are hit shows that too have received Golden Globe nods. Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown are among the list of nominees for their roles as opposing lawyers in the breakout tv series The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are nominated (yet again!) for Black-ish. Donald Glover earned a nod for his performance in his show Atlanta, and Kerry Washington is a Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series nominee for playing Anita Hill in Confirmation. Actress and creator of HBO sensational show Issa Rae and Thandie Newton in Westworld have each earned their first nod for their roles on breakthrough shows this year.
We want to wish nothing but luck to these fellow actors, actresses, and directors who have been acknowledged for their craft. All that we ask is for opportunity, recognition for our work, and equality. We want to have as much of a chance as a white actor/actress when it comes to getting a nomination and NOT just for being black. No handouts for awards but TRUE and earned nominations.
Be on the lookout for the Golden Globes which is set to premiere January 8, 2017.