The Golden Globes are on trial for lack of diversity. So what did they do? They nominated not a single Black actress in a leading role.
Their most obvious snub was Jennifer Hudson’s committed and soulful performance as Aretha Franklin in “Respect.” She should have been a shoo-in for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy. Hudson’s singing in the movie is beyond compare, and her acting is levels above most of this year’s performances.
Instead, they nominated French actress Marion Cotillard for the dreadful “Annette.” Cotillard’s character is killed off halfway through the movie. A great actress in a forgettable and unwatchable film.
The Hollywood Foreign Press did nominate three Black actors in Lead Drama, and two women in Supporting Drama. They probably figured that was enough. But they owe Hudson an apology immediately. Really shameful.