The 74th Golden Globes shined with Black Girl Magic as actors, Viola Davis and Tracee Ellis Ross took home top honors on Sunday night.
Davis won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in Fences. This was Davis’ first Golden Globe win, and she dedicated her trophy to the art of theatre, musing, “To all the people who believed in this piece of work. It’s not everyday that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn’t scream money-maker, but it does scream art. It does scream heart.”
Tracee Ellis Ross won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Rainbow “Bow” Johnson in ABC’s Black-ish. This was the first time in 34 years that a Black woman won the award, the last designation held by Debbie Allen for her role in Fame. Tracee reflected on the significance of her win, “This is for all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy, important and valid. I see you. We see you.”
The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
Check out the inspiring speeches below!