Last night’s 74th Annual Golden Globes turned out to be a glorious and quite groundbreaking evening for us brown girls and guys.
In case you missed it, Tracee Ellis Ross, our favorite sitcom mom won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her role as Rainbow Johnson on the hit ABC show, “Black-ish.” It was a tough category because Issa Rae, the most popular awkward black girl on the planet, was also up for the award for her work on the breakout HBO show, “Insecure.” Although Issa didn’t snag the top honor, we’re thrilled that there were two women of color nominated and that Tracee ultimately took it home—the first African-American woman to do so in that category since Debbie Allen won in 1983 for her portrayal on “Fame.”
And she wasn’t the only BG to leave the stage with the shiny golden globe. Powerhouse actress Viola Davis dazzled in her yellow Michael Kors dress as she accepted the award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for “Fences.” Not only did she win, but BGs Naomie Harris (“Moonlight) and Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) were also nominated in this coveted category as well. Kerry Washington was also a contender for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award her portrayal of attorney and academic Anita Hill on HBO’s “Confirmation.” Although the mom of two didn’t take the trophy, she still stunned in a gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana gown.
The night was also a success for our brown guys too. “Atlanta’s” front man, Donald Glover who produces, writes and stars in the critically acclaimed FX series scored two wins: Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The latter category also had Anthony Anderson in the running for his work on “Black-ish.” Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance were also winners for their outstanding performances as attorneys Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran on the remarkable FX miniseries “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” which won Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Last but not least, one of the year’s most buzzed about films, “Moonlight,” took home the most prestigious award of the night, Best Motion Picture – Drama.
While I haven’t seen “Fences” or “Hidden Figures,” yet, I can confidently say that all of the other winners and nominees were well deserved!
For the complete list of winners and nominees, click here.
What was your favorite win of the night?