A Look Back at #MajorWins for Black Women at the Golden Globe Awards

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Here’s a look back at some of the most iconic moments for black women in Golden globes history Only seventeen black women have EVER won so we have progress left to make,  but these iconic wins still bring out the #blackgirljoy in all of us.

Whoopi Goldberg, 1986 ‘Best Actress in a Motion Picture’ – The Color Purple

  

  “You dream about this kind of stuff…Actors are comedians, are ‘dramatists,’are colorless… Our art form is very important.”

Whoopi Goldberg, 1991 ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture’ – Ghost

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Regina Taylor, 1993, “Best Actress Television Drama” – I’ll Fly Away

“[This win] is very significant because of people like my mother, my grandmother, Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lou Hamer.”

Angela Bassett, 1994 ‘Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical” –

What’s Love Got to Do With It

 

Alfre Woodard, 1998, “Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television” – Miss Evers’ Boys

 

Halle Berry, 2000, “Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television”-Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

S. Epatha Merkerson, 2006, “Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television”- Lackawanna Blues

Jennifer Hudson, 2007, ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture’ – DreamGirls

Mo’Nique, 2010, “Best Supporting Actress”  Precious

“I celebrate this award with all the Preciouses, with all the Marys,” Mo’Nique said as she held her award. “I celebrate this award with every person that’s ever been touched. It’s now time to tell.”

Octavia Spencer, 2012, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – The Help

“Dr. King said it best; all labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance. And I thank you for recognizing that with our film.”

Taraji P. Henson, 2016, “Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama” – Empire

 Tracee Ellis Ross, 2017 “Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical” – Blackish

“This is for all of the women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important,” said the actress, who was nominated for the first time this year. “I want you to know that I see you and we see you.”

Viola Davis, 2017, “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” –

Fences

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 “…my father Dan Davis, born in 1936, groomed horses, had a fifth-grade education, didn’t know how to read until he was 15, but you know what? He had a story, and it deserved to be told, and August Wilson told it. Thank you very much.”
Gabriella Layne

Editor-in-Chief of The Strut Magazine

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