Since there were no welcome speeches, let’s take some time to these talented women and give them flowers.
If you haven’t caught Golden globe last night, don’t worry because no one else was worried either. As you remember, this year the show was not aired due to criticism that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization of entertainment journalists responsible for voting for nominees and winners, had no black members. They were also accused “Institutionalization of the” culture of corruption “”.
Despite the work the organization has to do when it comes to inclusion, many Latinos won major awards last night and they deserve to celebrate those major wins.
The first, with the most historic victory of the evening, is our beloved Mj (Michaela J) Rodriguez. She won the Best Actress Award in a Television Series – Drama for her role as Blanca in Pose…
She previously made history by becoming first is a transgender woman nominated for an Emmy in the Lead category, and yesterday’s win makes her the first transgender woman to receive a Golden Globe.
She wrote on Instagram: “OMG OMGGG !!!! @goldenglobes Wow! You’re talking about a disgusting birthday present! Thanks! This is the door that will open the door for many young talented people. They will see that it is. more than possible. “
“They will see a young black Hispanic woman from Newark, NJ who had a dream to change the minds of others WITH LOVE. !!! “
She ended with the words: “For the nominees, we are queens. I am so happy to share this space with you! Each of you women are phenomenal. “
She then presented her own version of the thank you speech on Instagram Live:
Next up we have the always wonderful Ariana DeBose, who won the Best Supporting Actress in Any Motion Picture award for her role as Anita in a Steven Spielberg film. 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 – soaked in blood, sweat, tears and love – it’s always a pleasure to see and acknowledge the work. will be special. Thank you. 🙏🏾 “
She ended the signature with the hashtags: “#latinosinfilm #afrlatina #queertalent #musicalsrock.”
Next, we have the very talented Rachel Zegler, who won Best Actress in a Movie – Musical or Comedy for her role as Maria in Spielberg. West Side Story…
She wrote on Instagram, “There has been and continues to be so many important discussions in our industry about how to properly present our audience, and I truly believe our film did just that.”
She ended with the words, “I think I can speak for every incredible person associated with West Side Story saying that we appreciate the support and recognition we have received. And we hope that we will continue to communicate with each other for meaningful change in a world that is constantly evolving. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. “
She also tweeted that winning was indeed a full circle moment for her:
It would be an oversight if I did not also mention films with a lot of Latin American actors, which also got a lot of success last night. First, we have everyone’s favorite, Encantowhich became the best animated film.
Jared Bush, who directed the film with Byron Howard, was delighted that the film resonated with many, and thanked Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco, who wrote the music for the film.
Oh, and it’s also worth noting that Encanto The soundtrack has climbed to number one on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart to date. It looks like people are talking about Bruno.
And finally we got West Side Story, which won the Best Film – Musical or Comedy nomination. The cast has a large number of Latin American performers at the forefront, something we never saw in the original 1961 film. He also executive produced Rita Moreno, who became first latina win an Oscar for her role as Anita in the original film.
Congratulations to every winner here. There is a lot of work to be done on the Golden Globe front and it would be great to see each of these people embrace their victories, but that doesn’t detract from the incredible work these performers put into their roles. … We wish you even more victories in the future!