Showing posts with label Golden Globes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Golden Globes. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2022

Angela Bassett nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett has been nominated for a 2023 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role.

With her Golden Globes nomination, Angela Bassett becomes the first Marvel Cinematic Universe actor to be nominated at the Golden Globes.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cynthia Erivo nominated twice for the movie ‘Harriet’

Cynthia Erivo received two Golden Globe nominations for her work in ‘Harriet’. She was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama & Best Original Song “Stand Up,”

Erivo had the following response when told of her nominations:

“Bringing Harriet Tubman to life for the first time on the big screen has meant the world to me, and to do so with an incredibly talented and diverse group of filmmakers has been an absolute honor. To be nominated for both my performance and the song I had the privilege to co-write for the film is a testament to Harriet’s enduring legacy and a celebration of her incredible story, which is long overdue. I am grateful to the HFPA for this recognition and feel truly blessed and humbled to be included on a list of such incredible artists. To say that this is overwhelming and a dream come true is putting it lightly. I’m excited to attend my first Golden Globe awards, and to share the night with friends and people I love is icing on the cake. This is beyond my wildest dreams.”

Saturday, November 18, 2017

‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Responds To Golden Globes Category

The decision by Jordan Peele, Blumhouse and Universal to submit their film Get Out in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category at the Golden Globes this year has created many questions from his fanbase. Here, Peele explains why the decision was made:

The most rewarding part of making “Get Out” is the conversations the film has inspired.

When I originally heard the idea of placing it in the comedy category it didn’t register to me as an issue. I missed it. There’s no category for social thriller. So what? I moved on.

I made this movie for the loyal black horror fans who have been underrepresented for years. When people began standing up for my voice, it meant a lot. “Get Out” doesn’t just belong to me any more, now it belongs to everyone.

The reason for the visceral response to this movie being called a comedy is that we are still living in a time in which African American cries for justice aren’t being taken seriously. It’s important to acknowledge that though there are funny moments, the systemic racism that the movie is about is very real. More than anything, it shows me that film can be a force for change. At the end of the day, call “Get Out” horror, comedy, drama, action or documentary, I don’t care. Whatever you call it, just know it’s our truth.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Issa Rae nominated for Golden Globe Award

Congratulations to Issa Rae. The creator and star of the HBO show "Insecure" has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress in a Television Program - Comedy.

Rae faces some steep competition from others including Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish). Here is the full list of nominees;

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:

Rachel Bloom – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Sarah Jessica Parker – “Divorce”
Issa Rae – “Insecure”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish”

This is Rae's first nomination and she posted the following tweet after hearing about not only her nomination but of the nomination of other African Americans.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ava DuVernay: First African American Female Director nominated for a Golden Globe Award

Director Ava DuVernay's Selma, a film chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic Alabama march that spurred President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965, scored three Golden Globe nominations on Thursday: best picture, best actor (David Oyelowo) and best director. The director nod is history-making: Prior to the nomination, no African-American female director has ever been tapped into the category by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.