Last night’s Golden Globes became “the most inclusive ceremony in decades” with many nominations from many walks of life. Here’s a roundup of what made the ceremony diverse from the rest.
Meryl Streep’s speech.
Although she lost her voice, Meryl Streep still gave a speech that spoke volumes. When she picked up what Hugh Laurie said, she defined our American society with Hollywood, foreigners, and the press. Streep then went on to list the nominee’s backgrounds as examples of how they all make up an important part of society. As she praised the diversity on our screens, she narrated what she said might have been the most memorable role she witnessed this last year and how it effects society now.
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And the award for the most awkward moment of the night went to “Hidden Fences!” We couldn’t tell if Jenna Bush or Michael Keaton meant Hidden Figures or Fences, which are two different films. We also couldn’t tell which was more priceless – White people messing up the names of Black movies, or Pharrell’s face!
Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar
Ellen Degeneres might have already given Dev Patel the title of “Sexiest Man Alive,” but it was his fun-sized costar, Sunny Pawar, who stole the show!
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Donald Glover not only took home one but two Golden Globe Awards! His show Atlanta won “Best TV Series: Musical or Comedy” and “Best Actor in a TV Series: Musical or Comedy.” He also gave a shoutout to Migos and the Black community.
The critically acclaimed film took home “Best Motion Picture: Drama.” This is the first film of its kind to take an anti-Hollywood approach and feature a story of LGBT+ people of color.
Viola Davis may have won a Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actress: Motion Picture” for Fences, but she has won the night!
In a press conference, she highlighted August Wilson’s work, her synchronization with her husband, and what it means for people of color to be represented. When asked about the future of Trump’s America, she removed him from the equation.
Davis also introduced her dear friend, Meryl Streep. We’re all about that girl love!
Tracee Ellis Ross
And finally, Tracee Ellis Ross won the Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a TV Series: Musical or Comedy” for Black-ish. Ellis Ross is the first Black woman to win that award in over thirty years. This also reminded women of color that they are important and that she sees them.
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