The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced nominations for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards and there were a handful of Latine films and talent represented.
Oscar-winner filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of West Side Story landed a nomination for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. The original film won this award when it was nominated in 1961.
Newcomer Rachel Zegler landed a nom for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for her lead role as Maria in West Side Story. And actress Ariana DeBose also earned a Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture nom for her role as Anita. Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the original 1961 film, won this award.
Another Latine nominated for his performance this year was Anthony Ramos for his lead role as Usnavi in In the Heights. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy is the official category.
Encanto picked up a nomination for Best Animated Motion Picture and Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda earned a nom for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for “Dos Orugitas” for the film.
On the TV side of things, a nod went to Michaela Jaé Rodriguez for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series in a Drama for her role in Pose. Oscar Isaac also received a nom for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture for his role in HBO Max’s Scenes From a Marriage.
These are the first Golden Globe nominations since the HFPA was criticized earlier this year for its lack of diversity in its membership and what some called a “culture of corruption” in its ranks. Since then, the Globes has worked to get back in good standing with the movie industry, although in May NBC pulled the plug on airing the ceremony over the controversies. It is yet unknown which nominees will attend this year’s ceremony.
See the Golden Globe nomination announcements in their entirety below.