The 2017 Golden Globes are right around the corner. Two days to be in fact. And with all the hype of the new year settling down, it will be a mark of success for creators of color who had a supremely impactful 2016. Beyond the difficulty of having to see if La La Land was better than Moonlight (is there any question?!) — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association might surprise us and do the right thing. From honoring Viola Davis for her indomitable spirit in Fences to saluting Barry Jenkins for telling a story unlike what’s seen on the big screen — we are hoping that the specter of #OscarsSoWhite doesn’t infect the Golden Globes.
This year, it goes without saying that we are certainly represented in front of the camera, behind it and with movies and TV shows (we’re looking at you, The People v. OJ Simpson) — it looks like we are beginning to see a wave of black creativity appreciated by all our peers and not just in-house. Forget what Lee Daniels says, the world needs to know that Donald Glover is a brilliant creative and that Issa Rae has an unforgettable story that keeps giving us life. With that said, your favorite neighborhood managing editor decided to put on his wizard hat and cloak to predict (in bold) these 2017 Golden Globes. Was I right in picking Natalie Portman (Jackie) over Ruth Negga (Loving)…? Did I make an correct pick in Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) over Dev Petel (Lion)…?
We shall see.
Grab your own Golden Globes BINGO card and play along with us when we live-tweet alongside the first award show of the year on Jan. 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Enjoy!