December 6, 2018
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The nominations are in for the 2019 Golden Globes! Some of your favorite films, like “Black Panther” and “BlacKkKlansman“ got worthy nominations, and actors, including Mahershala Ali and Regina King received major recognition.
In the past, it’s no secret that the Golden Globes, and other award shows alike, have lacked in the amount of melanin that gets represented. But this year, it’s refreshing to see our films dominating the Best Motion Picture – Drama category with three out of the five films nominated:
Black Panther (Marvel Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
BlacKkKlansman (QC Entertainment / Blumhouse / Monkeypaw / 40 Acres and a Mule; Focus Features)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures / Plan B Entertainment / We Pastel; Annapurna Pictures)
With a December 14 limited release date, “If Beale Street Could Talk” is the only Black film nominated that hasn’t yet been seen by the general public. The film is based of the popular 1974 James Baldwin novel with the same title. The movie tells the story of a woman in Harlem who desperately tries to prove that her fiancé is innocent of a crime, while carrying their first child. It also stars Stephan James, Kiki Layne, and Regina King.
Earlier this year, Sterling K. Brown and Oprah won big as the only two Black winners at the Golden Globes. Sterling made history as the first Black man to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for This Is Us. And the media queen was the first Black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award. Hopefully, we can expect more Black winners this time around. Here are other categories where Black actors, actresses, directors, and even a rapper could win big:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Director – Motion Picture: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “All The Stars” Black Panther (Music and lyrics by Kendrick Lamar and others)
As far as television goes, we didn’t get too many nominations, but here are the ones worth mentioning:
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Barry (HBO)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Regina King, Seven Seconds
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta
TELL US: Do you think we’ll win big at the Golden Globes on Jan. 6?