Thursday, July 18, 2024

Latinos, Underrepresented in Golden Globe Nominees

The 2018 Golden Globe Award nominations is seeing Latino representation in its top categories but not much elsewhere. The animated Mexican-themed movie “Coco,” along with acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” were announced as Golden Globe nominees on Monday.

“Coco,” which broke box office records in Mexico and has been number one at the U.S. box office for three weeks, was nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture and Best Original Song.

In stark contrast, the Golden Globes snubbed the beloved Gina Rodriguez and the larger Jane the Virgin fam, but Gina is more than likely overjoyed that her animated flicks Ferdinand and The Star got some love). Elsewhere, at least, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association found ways of recognizing two great films by Latin American filmmakers that have been making waves since their festival debuts. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water earned astounding 7 nominations (the most out of any film this year) while Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman racked up a nomination in the Best Foreign Language film category.

On the television side, no category found any Latinos worth nominating, despite there being a plethora of work they could’ve rewarded. There was nothing for Narcos, the ladies of Orange is the New Black. Nothing for Queen of the South cast and crew, or the immigration-centered third season of American Crime. Nothing for Jennifer Lopez’s Shades of Blue. Not even something for perennial nominee Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) or even former Emmy winner Alexis Bledel of The Handmaid’s Tale.

With these disproportional nominations amongst so many other categories, it seems that Hollywood is still behind on giving Latinos due compensation for their cinematic and prime time achievements.



NBC News