The 78th annual Golden Globe was a bit different from the traditional extravagant red carpet award show that we are so used to seeing. This year, the honorees accepted their awards from the comfort of their home. But something that remained consistent from previous years was the lack of diverse representation and inclusivity.
Golden Globes 2021: Everything You Need To Know
As you may know, LA TIMES discovered that out of 87 members that form part of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, none of them are Black and they have not had a Black member in their group since 2002. Following this news, 18,000 members from the Directors Guild criticized the group writing: “A cosmetic fix isn’t enough. When whole cultures are shut out of the conversation, their art and their voices are shut out as well.
After harsh criticism from the public and even their own attendees and winners like Tina Fey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluuya, Jane Fonda, and so many more, they did not miss the opportunity to speak up. The vice president, Helen Hoehne, and former president of HFPA, Meher Tatna, acknowledged the issue and made a promise to do their part in creating a more inclusive industry.
As an organization that advocates for inclusion, we hope HFPA sticks to their promise as industry leaders and provide a more equitable platform and opportunities to celebrate and acknowledge talent and projects that tell and represent all stories.
Congratulations to all Golden Globe Winners!!
History was made as Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win Best Director for director debut in Nomadland.
Major love to Andra Day and Chadwick Boseman for their honorable performances, as they won Best Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.
Round of applause to Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega for their respective wins in the category for Best Supporting Actor.
Congratulations to the cast and crew who worked on Soul and Minari Thank you for showing that true representation of diverse stories do deserve more screen time and recognition.