The Golden Globes were held last night and the Latinas got the recognition they deserve
If you didn’t catch the Golden Globes last night, don’t worry, because no one else did either. As you may recall, the show was not televised this year due to criticism that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization of entertainment journalists responsible for voting for nominees and winners, n had no black limbs. They were also accused of “institutionalizing a ‘culture of corruption'”.
Despite the work the organization needs to do on inclusiveness, there are plenty of Latinos who won some big prizes last night, and they deserve to celebrate those big wins.
The first, with the most historic victory of the evening, is our beloved Mj (Michaela Jaé) Rodriguez. She won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her portrayal of Blanca in Pose.
She had previously made history by becoming the first transgender woman to receive an Emmy nomination in a lead actor category, and yesterday’s victory makes her the first transgender woman to win a Golden Globe.
She wrote on Instagram: “OMG OMGGG !!!! @goldenglobes Wow! You talk about a sickening birthday present! Thank you! This is the door that will open the door to a lot more young talent. They will see that it is. is the case more than possible. “
“They will see that a young black Latina girl from Newark, New Jersey, dreamed of changing her mind with LOVE. LOVE WINS. For my young LGBTQAI babies, WE ARE HERE, the door is now open, now reach for the stars !! !!! “
She ended with: “To the nominees, we are queens. I am so happy to share space with you! Each of you women are phenomenal.”
She then brought her own version of an acceptance speech to Instagram Live:
Then we have the ever-wonderful Ariana DeBose, who won the award for Best Supporting Actress in Any Movie for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg. West Side Story.
She took to Instagram to celebrate her victory and said: “There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project – steeped in blood, sweat, tears and love – work seen and recognized is always going to be special. Thank you. “
She ended the caption with the hashtags, “#latinosinfilm #afrolatina #queertalent #musicalsrock”.
Then we have the very talented Rachel Zegler, who won the award for best performance by an actress in a movie – musical or comedy for her role as Maria in Spielberg. West Side Story.
She wrote on Instagram: “Our industry has and continues to have so many important discussions about how to properly represent its audience, and I really believe our film did just that.”
She ended with: “I think I can speak for every amazing person involved in West Side Story saying that we appreciate the support and recognition we have received. And here is in the hope that we will continue to speak to each other for meaningful change in an ever changing world. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. “
She also noted on Twitter that the victory was truly a loop moment for her:
I would be remiss if I did not also mention the movies with huge Latinx distributions which also won big prizes last night. First of all, we have everyone’s favorites, Encanto, which won the award for best animated film.
Jared Bush, who co-directed the film with Byron Howard, was happy that the film resonated with so many people and thanked Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco, who both made the soundtrack for the film.
Oh, and it’s also worth celebrating that the Encanto the soundtrack has reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart to date. Looks like people are talking about Bruno.
And finally we have West Side Story, which won the award for best film – musical or comedy. The cast features a wide array of prominent Latinx artists, something we never had with the original 1961 film. It was also produced by Rita Moreno, who became the first Latina to win an Oscar for her. role of Anita in the original film.
Congratulations to every winner here. There is a lot of work to be done on the Golden Globes front, and it would have been a total joy to see each of these people come to terms with their victories, but that doesn’t take away from the incredible work these artists put into their roles. See you more victories in the future!