December 18, 2017

The 75th Golden Globes Award Nominations

Zendaya 2017

Zendaya 2017

As this time of year comes around everyone begins to wind down to enjoy the imminent celebratory Christmas festivities that are just shy of being around the corner. Yet, for one last hurrah for this year, we get to enjoy the Golden Globe Award nominations, with the event officially taking place on the 4th of January in 2018.The vast variety of global viewers will enjoy seeing their favourite shows, and films of 2017 receive awards that are well-deserved and further highly anticipated. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, the nominations were only posted last week and the ability to judge who will win these prestigious awards is simply too mind-boggling to determine.

So this blog is dedicated to showering some light on what will be the highlights that will take place on the event night, as well as look at the nominations to see which actors from the African Diaspora have been awarded a nomination for their roles in excellence film and television shows. And with a growing cohort of African’s in films these days, it’s uplifting to show some support for these incredible individuals when necessary.

Oprah this year has been awarded the phenomenal nomination for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is bestowed to an accomplished individual who has made an impact on the world of entertainment. Meyer Tatna, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which produces the Golden Globes, had some thoughtful words for Winfrey.

“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today. For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off the screen and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades.” – Meyer Tatna

Oprah responding to her impending award

Oprah responding to her impending award

Denzel Washington was nominated amongst many other incredible actors for this year’s Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama. In his film Roman J. Israel Esq.

Then there is Daniel Kaluuya being nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in Any Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, with his role of Chris Washington in Get Out.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture was filled with an abundance of amazing women, including the incredible Mary J. Blige in MudBound. But in that category was also Octavia Spencer, who smashed the role of Zelda in The Shape of Water.

Octavia Spencer as 'Zelda' in The Shape of Water

Octavia Spencer as ‘Zelda’ in The Shape of Water

Sterling K. Brown received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series, for his role in This Is Us. 

And finally Blackish also received a nomination for the Best Tv Series, what a fantastic cast on this show!

Congratulations to all the astonishing individuals who make the entertainment industry so diverse in culture and continue to set a great example of excellence. Fingers crossed come January that their dreams become a reality. But if it’s not to be, it’s an incredible achievement all together to be nominated.

By Rhianne Cottam-Starkey