It’s Lit: Issa Rae And 16 Other Black People Who Secured Golden Globe Noms

While the Academy Awards have been in the doghouse with people as of late due to a lack of diversity in terms of their nominees (remember #Oscarssowhite?), the Golden Globes is different. With its inclusion of television series and separation of drama and comedy/musical films categories, the show hasn’t been hit with the same criticism. The more nominations, the more opportunities for everyone to get some shine for their great work. And boy, are the 2017 Golden Globes nominations diverse.

A whole host of talented parties racked up noms in a wide variety of categories. Because we’re always wondering how Black folks fare with awards shows these days, here is a list of all the Black women and men in the running for a Golden Globe when the 74th show airs on Sunday, January 18 on NBC.

Denzel Fences

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Denzel Washington