#GoldenGlobesSoWhite – But Are We Surprised?

by Krystal Franklin

December 11, 2017

Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images, John Phillips/Getty Images and J. Countess/WireImage

If you were looking for African-Americans to dominate at the 75th Golden Globes, well…you should tune in to 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, because the Globes have missed the mark.

In an announcement made early Monday morning, the nominees for the 2018 award show lacked an obvious amount of melanin. Only nine black actors and actresses were nominated for their work in 2017.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Denzel Washington

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer and Mary J. Blige

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyDaniel Kaluuya

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Sterling K. Brown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series- Musical or Comedy: Anthony Anderson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Musical or Comedy: Issa Rae

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Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Get Out

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Blackish

Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Anybody else feeling a little underwhelmed? 2017 was a great year for blacks in television, from The New Edition Story to Greenleaf, Queen Sugar and Power to those that dominated on the big screen in Detroit, Girls Trip, Crown Heights and more. If there was ever a time we were grateful for black award shows, this was it.

Be sure to tune in to the 49th NAACP Image Awards, January 15, only on TV One to see us get recognized for their contribution to television and film.

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