Andra Day Wins Golden Globe For Best Actress
Written by BET on February 28, 2021
The 2021 Golden Globes closed out the evening with Andra Day successful for Finest Actress in a movement image drama for The US vs. Billie Vacation.
The singer turned actress broke down into tears, surrounded by her dad and mom and different relations and mates, as she gave an acceptance speech wherein she acknowledged “giants” like Viola Davis who was additionally nominated in the identical class.
Day is barely the second Black actress to win the award, based on the L.A. Times, with Whoopi Goldberg for “The Shade Purple” in 1987 being the primary. Nonetheless, though this was Day’s first main performing function, it was her unbelievable portrayal and skill to channel legendary singer Billie Holiday that made the choice a no brainer.
Vacation endured abusive relationships with males, heroin dependancy, harassment by the F.B.I. and blackballed by her personal neighborhood throughout her profession. The movie nonetheless shouldn’t be a show of her victimhood, however a revelation into her power and endurance.
“It took me perpetually to get improper,” Day advised the Hollywood Reporter. “I did begin smoking cigarettes, ingesting alcohol and being extra sexual.”
In her acceptance speech, Day thanked Vacation who “remodeled me with this function and her presence and her spirit.”