Diversity Rules the Golden Globes - The Color Brief January 7
The 76th Annual Golden Globes aired last night on NBC. Hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, the 3.5-hour telecast was all about diversity.
In addition to being the first person of Asian descent to host the ceremony, Oh became the first Asian actress to win multiple Golden Globes, and she’s the first Asian actor to take home “Best Actress in a TV Drama” in 39 years. She won for her role as Eve Polastri on BBC’s Killing Eve.
Mahershala Ali took home the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Green Book. The film, which also won awards for Best Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay, has sparked controversy for perceived historical inaccuracies and a “watering down” of the Jim Crow South.
Regina King proved her staying power, taking home Best Supporting Actress for her role in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight follow up, If Beale Street Could Talk. This follows her 2018 Supporting Actress Emmy for her work in Netflix’s Seven Seconds.
And Alfonso Cuarón began his awards season sweep, snagging two Golden Globes for Best Foreign Film and Best Director, for the critical hit Roma.
Though high-profile films like BlackKklansman and Black Panther received several nominations, the stars, directors, and writers behind these blockbuster flicks went home empty-handed.
Breaking from recent awards show trends, Variety reports this year’s Globes saw a slight ratings increase over last year’s ceremony, bringing in 18.6 million viewers and a 5.2 rating.
In Other News
In other news, this year’s Writer’s Guild Nominees were announced today. BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, and If Beale Street Could Talk were all nominated for Adapted Screenplay. Roma received a nod for Original Screenplay. The winners will be announced Feb. 17.
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