A Good Year for Black Golden Globe Nominees (TV, Film) - The Awards Ceremony Airs Live on NBC Tonight
Photo Credit: "Moonlight" / A24
Film , Television

A Good Year for Black Golden Globe Nominees (TV, Film) - The Awards Ceremony Airs Live on NBC Tonight

"Moonlight" / A24
“Moonlight” / A24

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be broadcast live tonight, January 8, 2017 fromt the Beverly Hilton Hotel, on NBC, starting at 5 p.m. PST.

The Awards nominations are in 24 categories. Below you’ll find all the nominees per category; I highlighted (with a red rectangle) talent of African descent, or films and TV shows that feature talent of African descent in major roles (in front of, and/or behind the camera).

Of note, “Moonlight” may have a good night with 5 nominations (including Best Screenplay), followed by “Hidden Figures,” “Fences” and “Loving.” And on the TV side, cast members from “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Black-ish,” “This Is Us,” “Atlanta,” “Insecure,” and “Westworld” to name a few are nominated.

As you can see from my highlights, it’s a relatively good year (compared to previous Golden Globes) for actors and actresses of African descent. Of course, they all still have to win. Although for some, the nomination may be enough of a win.

So check out the list below in preparation for the big event tonight, which typically sets the tone for the next major annual awards ceremony, the Oscars! I anticipate Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” to be a standout, given how well it’s done critically until now:




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