The 2016 Golden Globes Were Amazing for Latinos, But Not So Much For Latinas

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I’ve been reading a lot about how Latinos swept the Golden Globes. Let’s not get carried away here. Yes, it was a sweet night for Gael García Bernal, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Oscar Isaac but we are far from sweeping anything. (Unless, you know, you ask Hollywood casting directors.) Case in point: when America Ferrera and Eva Longoria were presenting, MTV Australia tweeted, then deleted, this:

I hope this person got fired because he doesn’t understand English and that’s the language of their land. Also, keep in mind that exactly zero Latinas took home awards.

The Golden Globe winners are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), a body of 90 international journalists or, as the host of the night, Ricky Gervais, likes to call them: nice, old confused journalists who give stars statues so they can take selfies with them. Ya burnt, Hollywood Foreign Press, ya burnt.

The members of the HPFA weren’t the only ones burnt tonight. Gervais roasted everyone from Trump to Morgan Freeman to the infallible Tina and Amy. It was pretty great. Here are our highlights of the night.

See a full list of the 2016 Latino Golden Globe winners.

Oscar Isaac Wins an Acting Award and the Internet

Oscar Isaac has been on our radar for a long time, but post-Star Wars he has become the entire internet’s crush. After he took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-Series, twitter was ablaze with lust for the Guatemalan-Cuban actor.

America Ferrera and Eva Longoria Throw Shade With a Smile

Before the pair of actresses came on stage to present an award, Gervais introduced the ladies of NBC comedy: “Eva Longoria and America Ferrera aren’t just beautiful, talented actresses. They are also two people who your future president, Donald Trump, can’t wait to deport.” Don’t be offended. He’s right. Check out the ladies of NBC comedy schooling the audience.

Classiest shade thrown, EVAH.

'Mozart in the Jungle' and Gael García Bernal Win Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy

Yes. We are working on pocket-sized Gael to brighten all your days. Also, points for being the only person there with a natural tan.

Aziz Ansari Learns to Respect the Underdog aka the Other Brown Funny Dude

When the nominees were announced for Best Actor in a TV Comedy, Aziz Ansari – expecting to lose to Jeffrey Tambor – took out this book.

Uff. Ay, Aziz! I love you pero, querido, ¿que pasó? ¿Acaso no vistes Amores Perros, Y tu Mamá también? Babel?! Ok, we get it. Aziz and the rest of the world doesn’t see Gael as a comedic actor, but now everyone is on notice. If you haven’t already seen Mozart in the Jungle, get on it.

Leonardo DiCaprio Gives Thanks to Indigenous Peoples

He dedicated his award for Best Actort in a Motion Picture – Drama to the First Nations of the world and acknowledged their contribution to The Revenant and our entire civilization.


Alejandro González Iñárritu Wins Big

Iñárritu won two statuettes (for Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama) and chose to ignore Trump and recognize indigenous people, while managing to make fun of himself and his peers.

Iñárritu went on to say, “Pain is temporary but a film is forever, so who cares.” And that’s why you win two years in a row with two films who could not be more different from each other.