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Golden Globes 2019: A Diverse Slate of Winners

Golden Globes 2019: A Diverse Slate of Winners

As the Golden Globes began on Sunday, Sandra Oh earnestly told the audience, “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because — because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” referring to one of the more diverse slates of nominees in Globes history, in an industry that has traditionally been difficult to break into for people of color.

It turned out — at least this year — the diversity wasn’t just in the nominees, but also in the winners selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Several performers of color won in some of the most prestigious categories, including the night’s best actor in a movie drama, the Egyptian-American star Rami Malek.

And the diversity extended to the stories being told. Best animated movie went to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” in which a version of the superhero is an Afro-Latino teenager. (The directing team behind the movie included an African-American filmmaker, Peter Ramsey.) Best comedy went to “Green Book,” about the relationship between an African-American pianist and his Italian-American driver.

One winner, Darren Criss, spoke onstage about the issue, noting, “This has been a marvelous year for representation in Hollywood, and I am so enormously proud to be a teeny, tiny part of that as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman from Cebu that dreamed of coming to this country and getting to be invited to cool parties like this.”

Here’s a rundown of the artists of color who took home trophies Sunday:

Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma.”): Best director for a motion picture.

Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”): Best performance by a supporting role in any movie.

Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”): Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any movie.

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”): Best performance by an actress in a television drama series.

Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”): Best performance by an actor in a movie drama

Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”): Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a television movie.

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