2017 Golden Globes nominations: Meet 20 nominees of color who deserve a "yaaass!"
The 2017 Golden Globes nominations are in — and 20 people of color are up for golden statuettes in an epic showing of diversity for the awards show.
Out of 81 nominations for acting and directing categories, nearly a quarter (24.6%) of them are for people of color. The number represents a big increase from the 2016 awards, as 14 out of the 88 acting and directing nominees were of color, or 15.9%. Several categories — including supporting actress in a motion picture, actor and actress in a TV or musical and actor in a TV drama — boasted multiple people of color. Seven black actresses received nods.
Take a look at who could win a coveted golden statuette on Jan. 8, 2017.
Actor in a motion picture, drama
Denzel Washington, Fences
Actress in a motion picture, drama
Ruth Negga, Loving
Supporting actor in a motion picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Dev Patel, Lion
Supporting actress in a motion picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Director of a motion picture
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Actress in a limited series or TV movie
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Actor in a limited series or TV movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Actress in a TV musical or comedy
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Actor in a TV musical or comedy
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Actor in a TV drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Supporting actress in a TV series
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Twenty yaaass-es for these stellar on-screen performances. Here's hoping that other awards shows take notice, too.