Andra Day Is The 2nd Black Woman Ever To Win Golden Globe For Best Actress In A Drama
Written by Huffingtonpost on March 1, 2021
Andra Day made historical past at Sunday’s Golden Globes, changing into the second Black lady ever to win Greatest Actress in a Movement Image – Drama for her portrayal of music legend Billie Vacation.
Making her appearing debut in “The US vs. Billie Vacation,” Day follows Whoopi Goldberg, who gained the award for her efficiency in 1985′s “The Colour Purple.”
A visibly surprised Day thanked God, her household, the solid and crew of the movie, her fellow nominees and “the superb, transformative, dynamic Billie Vacation, who simply reworked me with this position and along with her presence and along with her spirit.”
“The US vs. Billie Vacation,” directed by Lee Daniels and at present streaming on Hulu, follows Vacation by years of surveillance by the federal authorities, who weaponized her wrestle with drug habit to advance the misguided conflict on medicine.
Different nominees within the class included Viola Davis for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” Vanessa Kirby for “Items of a Lady,” Frances McDormand for “Nomadland” and Carey Mulligan for “Promising Younger Lady.”
Day was amongst a number of winners who made historical past throughout the ceremony, together with director Chloé Zhao, who turned solely the second lady and first Asian lady ever to win Greatest Director.
This 12 months’s ceremony was held because the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, which administers the Golden Globes, has confronted widespread criticism for having no Black members, for failing to deal with an absence of variety and inclusion and for participating in corrupt practices.
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