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RECAP: Golden Globes 2017

The 74th Golden Globes Awards aired Sunday Night with Jimmy Fallon as the host. This year there were so many great actors nominated in each category. The highlight of the show was seeing who was chosen as the winners which had social media platforms flooding with praise. Now that the world of television is evolving so are the opportunities for African American to get the recognition they deserve.

We watched as Tracee Ellis Ross won for best actress in TV series comedy, for those who didn’t know she is the second black woman to win that award. It was such an honor for her to win that award not only because she deserved it but because Debbie Allen was the first African-American woman to win that award back in 1983. Becoming the second African-American woman to win a that Golden Globe award was a great accomplish for her and many more in the years to come.

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Well, the highlights of the night don’t stop there. As the night went on African American women continued to grace the stage with winning awards. The Golden Globe for best support actress went to Viola Davis. Davis was nominated along with Octavia Spencer and Naomie Harris both women of color and hands down played their roles with dignity. Davis has been in the business since 1996 making her way up to the top and just like Ross was thrilled to win her first Golden Globe Award.

Talk about breaking barriers, well these women are doing that and giving women of color hope that they can too. Even though those were the only two women of color that won the room was filled with phenomenal African American women like Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Thandie Newton, Ruth Negga, and many more.

Just when you thought the wins for African Americans were over then a big one comes. Let’s not forget about the TV show “Atlanta” being nominated for two Golden Globes and taking home both. Donald Glover takes home the award for Best performance by an actor in a television series and best television series. Glover was not only an actor in the series but he co-wrote and executively produced the show. Taking home those wins was a tribute to the black culture that he mention earlier this year during an interview with New York Magazine. He was very humbled when coming to accept his awards bringing his cast to the stage and also giving thanks to all the black folks in Atlanta.

The Golden Globes definitely gave African American actors/actresses a night to remember from nominations and becoming winners.

“In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds. This is true.I will make it so.And you will help me.”
~N.K Jemisin


Sources

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2017/01/08/donald-glover-30-under-30-alum-wins-big-for-atlanta-at-the-global-globes/#7850361d3dc8

http://www.vox.com/2017/1/8/14208504/golden-globes-2017-viola-davis-fences

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/01/golden-globes-2017-tracee-ellis-ross


Written by Caroline, #StaffWriter at #MyGirlSquad

Student at Fairleigh Dickinson University.I am a radio co host for WFDU 89.1.I have a passion for writing.IG Cocolaelle

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