Golden Globe nominations were announced Wednesday morning (Feb. 3) for the upcoming 2021 awards ceremony later this month and, unsurprisingly, few Latinos were nominated.
While Latino representation will be extremely low at this year’s event, someone who had a great morning was Argentine-British-American actress Anya Taylor-Joy. She picked up two nominations, one for Best Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie for her role in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. Netflix leads all studios with 20 total nominations.
In The Queen’s Gambit, Taylor-Joy plays Beth Harmon, a young chess prodigy working her way to become one of the greatest chess players in the world, all while confronting some serious personal issues. According to Netflix, the show became its “biggest scripted limited series to date” with a record-setting 62 million households watching the chess drama. The Queen’s Gambit was also nominated for Best TV Movie or Limited-Series.
Taylor-Joy earned her second Golden Globe nomination in the category Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for her role in the period dramedy Emma. The film, based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel of the same name, stars Taylor-Joy as the title character Emma Woodhouse, a young woman in 19th century England, who likes to meddle in other people’s affairs. These are Taylor-Joy’s first Golden Globe nominations of her career.
Someone who is not a stranger to the Globes is Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has been nominated twice before, once as a songwriter in 2017 for Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go” in Moana and once in 2018 as a supporting actor in Mary Poppins Returns. This year, Miranda earns a nom for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his role as the title character in Hamilton, a recorded version of his hit Broadway play that debuted on Disney+ last summer. Hamilton was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Rounding out the nominations for Latinos is the political horror-thriller La Llorona for Best Foreign Language Film. Written and directed by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante, the film centers its story on a Guatemalan dictator and the demons he’s trying to exorcise.
The Golden Globes will broadcast Sunday, Feb. 28 on NBC. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by fan favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.