Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Golden Globe Awards Sings a New Tune

From The Cocoa Lounge

64th Golden Globe Nominees

The Nominations for the 64th Golden Globe Awards were announced today and it seems the stars are more colorful than ever before. Not only were a number of our favorite black stars lauded with nominations but Latina, American Ferrera, (of Ugly Betty) and Masi Oka (of Heroes) received acting nods as well.

Hollywood is finally beginning to recognize actors of color on a larger scale. Hopefully, we're witnessing the beginnings of something new.

We can't wait to see more recognition for those behind the scenes as well.

Here's a brief glance at our selected nominations:


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

*WILL SMITH
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

*FOREST WHITAKER
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND


BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

*DREAMGIRLS
DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures; DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

*BEYONCÉ KNOWLES
DREAMGIRLS


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL


* CHIWETEL EJIOFOR
KINKY BOOTS


Chiwetel Ejiofor

British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor joined a select few, including Clint Eastwood and Leonardo Dicaprio, nominated more than once for their work this year.


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

*JENNIFER HUDSON
DREAMGIRLS


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

*EDDIE MURPHY
DREAMGIRLS


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

*SOPHIE OKONEDO
TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

*ANDRÉ BRAUGHER
THIEF


*MICHAEL EALY
SLEEPER CELL: AMERICAN TERROR


*CHIWETEL EJIOFOR
TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH


Check out the entire list of Golden Globe Nominees

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know beyonce is happy to get that nomination wonder if she gets an oscar one?

Darnell S. said...

forest whitaker EARNED that golden globe nomination. his performance in Last King of Scotland was mind blowing.

kango said...

Chiwetel played a drag queen??? Was that an independent movie or something cuz I never heard of it.

He actually looks alright as a woman. lol

The Cocoa Lounge said...

Lol @ Kango

Yes, it's a film from the UK, Kinky Boots. The film and Chiwetel's performance have both received rave reviews.

Frisco said...

I saw a preview screening of Dream girls and Beyonce deserve it

VertigoVirgo said...

I'm so glad that you mentioned this, because I was just commenting the other day about how movies always depict whites as "the great White Hope" and it's starting to tick me off. Yet another movie is coming out about a white person who goes to the "streets" and saves poor, afflicted with violence YET oddly talented children...while also going through trying times at home themselves. I want to puke. This one is called "Freedom Writers" I mean...how many times "metaphorically have we seen this movie"? I'm about to write about it.

Wisdom Don said...

I wonder why Hilary Swank is even in that one. I thought she was supposed to be an "a list" actress.

My girl loved Dreamgirls. I went to sleep after Jennifer Hudson sang "You're Gonna Love Me" or is it "And I'm telling you?" You get the point.