Hollywood woke up obscenely early this morning to announce the nominations for the Golden Globe Awards from the glamorous Beverly Hilton Hotel. At the ceremony, stars like Anna Kendrick, Laura Dern, and Don Cheadle were joined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Lorenzo Soria to kick off award season in full. Given the international nature of HFPA’s membership, it’s no surprise that the TV/film awards usually feel more welcoming to Latino talent than, say, the Emmys or Oscars. In past years, we’ve gotten to see Alejandro González Iñárritu, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac, and Alfonso Cuarón all collect trophies at the always lively awards.
Sadly, it looks like the 2017 Golden Globes (much like last year’s Emmys) will offer little chance for such moments. Even as the awards will be celebrated for their embrace of great films and television shows breaking new ground in representation (see, for example, the nominations for Moonlight, Black-ish, Atlanta, The People v. OJ Simpson,) Latinos were mostly absent. We don’t think J. Lo will mind being slighted for her work on Shades of Blue. Same goes for Shakira, who was hoping to be singled out for her Zootopia tune. And America Ferrera will be fine without a nomination for her work on Superstore. But for those at Narcos, who earned two nominations last year (they earned none this year,) or for those behind Pablo Larraín’s Jackie which was primed to be a big awards player (it only earned Natalie Portman a notice,) this morning’s news must sting.
That said, if your name is Gael García Bernal, you had a pretty great morning. See who else was nominated in our exhaustive (ha!) list below.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday, January 8, 2017 on NBC at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Neruda, (Chile) directed by Pablo Larraín
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda