Andra Day won the Golden Globe Best Actress in a Drama Trophy for her performance in the US against Billie Holiday became the second black actress to win that category and the first in 35 years

While she was practically accepting the award during the ceremony on Sunday, one overwhelming day of her nominees noted she was “in the presence of giants” as she thanked those involved with Lee Daniel’s biodrama about the immortal jazz singer had “so busy with history”

She then thanked the “transformative, dynamic Billie Holiday” who just transformed me with this role and with her presence and with her spirit “

Day hit nominees Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s black bum), Vanessa Kirby (parts of a woman), Frances McDormand (nomad country), and Carey Mulligan (promising young woman) from Mulligan went into the night and was the front runner, as in noted the predictions of The Hollywood Reporter

Day is a first-time Globes winner. She was also nominated for Best Original with Raphael Saadiq for “Tigress & Tweed” from the film

Her win marks the first black category winner since Whoopi Goldberg became the first black actress to do so in 1986. Halle Berry famously lost the category for Monster’s Ball but won the Oscar in 2002 and Angela Bassett, who was the presenter on Sunday, was 1994 the last black actress to win best actress in a comedy or musical

Sunday’s Globes aired amid renewed response to the lack of diversity in the electoral body behind the awards ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association group of Hollywood-based foreign media journalists does not count a black voter among them, as it did a week before this year Show was reported in the Los Angeles Times

In the run-up to the show, several stars of the Time’s Up organization joined their #TimesUpGlobes protest campaign, highlighting the zero black HFPA members out of a total of 87. The report also listed unethical practices by the registry on Thursday the HFPA had promised to do better and a statement affirmed, “We understand that we need to involve black members as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds and we will work immediately to implement a plan of action to achieve this”Aim as soon as possible”

The group briefly confirmed the backlash from the Globes stage on Sunday after being mocked by co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for opening the show, the returning duo led the largely virtual ceremony from across the coast a small, socially distant audience made up of healthcare and other frontline workers

The 78 The annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony is produced by Dick Clark Productions, a division of MRC, which is co-owner of The Hollywood Reporter in a joint venture with Penske Media entitled P-MRC

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