The Golden Globes don’t like black people too much. Yes, they gave “12 Years a Slave” Best Picture (Drama). But they passed over the director, Steve McQueen, and the two stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor. They also passed entirely over The Butler, Fruitvale Station, and Mandela. On top of that, from over 50 presenters, only three were black. Two were musical performers and not even actors (although Sean Combs and Usher have acted).
If I were the NAACP or any black group, I’d be horrified. Not only were plenty of black actors in the house– Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo, Ejiofor among them just in movies and plenty more from TV– there’s a world of black actors and actresses in town famous enough to present an award on a network show. Shame on them. NBC should know better, too. How does this go on and on? Outrageous. Wasn’t this supposed to be the year of the black movie?
Here’s the list. Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee also presented.
Robert Downey Jr.