As our country braces itself for a major transition in the White House, the Golden Globes sprinkled hope in many households. With racial and cultural tensions at an all-time high, there was nothing more powerful than pure images of inclusion flashing across the television screen and on social media. Anyone that follows their dreams and achieves greatness within their craft deserves to be recognized, especially when their bodies of work have the power to move, educate, enlighten, and entertain the masses. However, there was something extra special at this year’s Golden Globes. There was so much Black Magic…did you see it?
Tracee Ellis Ross won Best Actress in a comedy for her role in the hit series, Black-ish. Why is this so special? It’s the first time that an African American woman won in this category since Debbie Allen in 1983.
FX’s hit show, Atlanta, got the recognition it deserved. Star and Executive Producer, Donald Glover, took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Comedy and the show also won the Golden Globe for Best TV Series Comedy or Musical. If you’ve seen this show, you’ll understand why these achievements are so monumental for the future of the images we see on our screens. Diversity at its best!
Viola Davis! Need I say more? No, but I will. After five nominations, this amazing actress finally won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for her role in Fences.
This post could go on and on, but who has time to sit and read all night? Some of you, maybe (hee hee). Overall, this year’s Golden Globes didn’t just award all of the dreamers and achievers out there, but so much Black Magic was sprinkled everywhere…did you see it? It was everywhere!