History made: highest number of Black actor nominations in Golden Globe Awards this year
Although the results of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aren’t in yet, history has been made. This year a record eight black stars have received nominations in major categories for the awards.
In 2007, five black actors were nominated for a Golden Globe: Jennifer Hudson, Forrest Whitaker, Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé Knowles and Will Smith.
Idris Elba, Chewitel Ejiofor and Barkhad Abdi all received a nomination for best actor in a drama, Lupita Nyong’o was nominated for best supporting actress, Steve McQueen has potential to walk home with a best director award and John Riley for best screenplay.
Idris Elba has an additional nomination under his belt. He’s up for a globe in the category of best actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television for his role in the crime drama Luther.
For television, Scandal superstar Kerry Washington received a nomination for best actress in a television drama series and Don Cheadle received a best actor nomination for his role in the comedy House of Lies.
Comedians Amy Poehler and Tiny Fay will host the awards which will broadcast live on NBC Jan 12.
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