Diversity grabs spotlight at this year’s Golden Globes


Despite Black actors like Andra Day and the late Chadwick Boseman winning awards for their performances, lack of diversity was a key theme at the awards. The 78th Golden Globes awards took place on Sunday — although this year, the red carpet and flashing lights of photographers were replaced with a bi-coastal virtual event hosted from both New York City and the ceremony’s usual location in Beverly Hills, California. Aside from Zoom fails and kids and pets entering the picture, there were some major issues with this year’s ceremony. Shortly before airing, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) suffered a major blow, most notably by the revelation that there are no Black members on the 87-person body that determines the awards. The evening’s hosts, comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, addressed the topic early in the evening, saying, “Even with stupid things, inclusivity is important.” The duo mentioned that “a number of Black-led projects were overlooked.” For example, there were no best picture nominations for season frontrunners, including Judas and the Black Messiah, Da 5 Bloods, One Night in Miami, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

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