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Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega & Chadwick Boseman Win at 2021 Golden Globes

Here are the winners for this year's 78th edition of the Golden Globes awards which took place virtually from California and New York.

The 78th Golden Globes took place this past Sunday. The coveted awards ceremony was held virtually from two different locations in New York and California amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The awards show was (yet again) criticised for its continued lack of diversity and found itself the butt of a number of jokes made by comedian hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega and the late Chadwick Boseman were among the notable winners of the night.


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Kaluuya was awarded a Golden Globe for his role as the Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in the feature film Judas and the Black Messiah. The film, which was recently added to this year's Sundance Film Festival, "tells the story of how the Black Panther Party, an important part of America's Civil Rights movement, came to be infiltrated by William O'Neal (played by Lakeith Stanfield) in order to gather intelligence on the chairman, Fred Hampton who is eventually assassinated." Despite initial technical glitches which interrupted Kaluuya's acceptance speech, the actor spoke endearingly of Hampton saying, "I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he fought, how brilliantly he spoke, and how brilliantly he loved."

The late Boseman, who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last year, was awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his phenomenal (and final) role in the 1920s jazz drama, Ma Rainey. The actor's wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf and delivered a moving and emotional speech saying, "He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you 'you can,' that tells you 'keep going,' that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at his moment in history."

Boyega clinched Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie for his role in Small Axe, Alexander McQueen's historical anthology comprising five films (Mangrove, Lovers Rock, Red, White and Blue, Alex Wheatle and Education) exploring Black British culture and experiences.

Find the full list of winners here.

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Ghanaian Designer Steve French On The Influence of Cartoons & Earning A Gucci Fellowship

He's been designing fashion since 2015, but Steve French doesn't mind how long people take to notice his work - just as long as they notice.

Steve French personifies the thought that unwavering faith in one’s talent and capabilities can open doors. The Ghanaian fashion designer, stylist and illustrator didn’t make the initial top 10 for the 2019 Gucci Design Fellowship program but the organizers ended up expanding the list to include him because of his aptitude.

Launched in March 2019, the program is part of the luxury fashion brand’s initiative to offer opportunities to underrepresented designers, and to promote cultural exchanges between people from different backgrounds. The fellows get to learn from the Creative Director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, and his team for a year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, French’s class shifted, and they began their fellowship in March this year.

“The 11th designer from Ghana [French] was a decision taken today,” stated Marco Bizzari, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gucci, about the decision to add French to the mix, as reported on fashion website, WWD. “The team didn’t want to let him go.”

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