Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya Got Snubbed at the Golden Globes and We're Over It
Black Twitter is not having it. But also, #Oprah2020.
Last night's Golden Globes were a rather eventful occasion that saw Hollywood's biggest names gather in Beverly Hills celebrate achievements in film and television.
While we were all rooting for Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya to win in their respective categories—not only because we "root for everybody black," but also because they were undeniably deserving—neither of our favorites took home awards.
It seems that most folks on the internet shared in our disappointment in the fact that black talent was once again snubbed. But sadly, no one was really surprised by this. It's the same story every year.
Me yelling at @IssaRae on TV at the #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/0YNXyrkxRM— AC (@AC) 1515375576.0
When you hear Issa Rae didn't win for "Insecure" #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/yaHOLtNWlB— AJ+ (@AJ+) 1515375109.0
The entire Black community when @IssaRae’s name wasn’t called at the #GoldenGlobes: https://t.co/EyJOjeUWZI— The Root (@The Root) 1515375147.0
First of all, GET OUT was more of a documentary instead of a comedy. Second, Issa Rae was robbed. Third, y’all can… https://t.co/psaeMO20LB— Izzy and Christina (@Izzy and Christina) 1515378222.0
but Issa Rae was robbed of her award #GoldenGlobes and that's that on that https://t.co/EbcyYBpL7b— aya (@aya) 1515375230.0
#GoldenGlobes And the winner is.... not Issa Rae https://t.co/xGCzAOhY8h— Hollywood (@Hollywood) 1515375229.0
We’re in the sunken place, where Daniel Kaluuya loses to James Franco. #goldenglobes https://t.co/x34IGYPk23— Andrea L. Pino (@Andrea L. Pino) 1515377476.0
Me after Issa Rae's name was not called to accept her award #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/4LwZL1kt3P— Tris B (@Tris B) 1515375591.0
Issa Rae & Get Out were robbed. Good night. #GoldenGlobes— Franchesca Ramsey (@Franchesca Ramsey) 1515385294.0
I take it that this is yet another year of black talent getting played. #GoldenGlobes— Antoinette Isama (@Antoinette Isama) 1515377890.0
Issa did, however, win the red carpet.
Stunning @IssaRae! 💕 💕 💕 #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/DCrJ2azEtQ— OkayAfrica (@OkayAfrica) 1515370217.0
But as always, black excellence still pushes through. Sterling K. Brown take home an award for Best Actor in a TV series for his role in This Is Us, and Aunty Oprah became the first black women to earn the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Her profound speech was the highlight of the show, and all anyone really cared to talk about. We are now all in agreement that Oprah Winfrey must be the next president of the United States. #Oprah2020
Thank you! #ThisIsUs #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/Aq8ATN3gcq— Sterling K Brown (@Sterling K Brown) 1515379130.0
Watch Oprah's unforgettable speech below.
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak their truth to the power of those men. But… https://t.co/JO0xzSveHr— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeed News) 1515417361.0
The other big talk of the night was the collective fashion statement made by those in attendance. Following the sexual assault crisis that has rocked Hollywood for the past several months, many of its biggest names showed up to the awards to declare that "time's up" on decades-long sexual misconduct in the industry by wearing all black as an "act of solidarity" with victims.
"It's not your fault and you're not dirty." - Viola Davis speaking to survivors of sexual assault and rape.… https://t.co/u2iggteV08— TIME'S UP (@TIME'S UP) 1515372515.0
“#TimesUp on a lot of things.” – @TraceeEllisRoss, fist in the air. #GoldenGlobes ✊🏾 https://t.co/aVxydYzU6u— Okayplayer (@Okayplayer) 1515368918.0
"#TIMESUP on sexual harassment. Time's up on homophobia. Times up on transphobia. Time's up on racism. Time's up on… https://t.co/91JAeiZO6Y— Teen Vogue (@Teen Vogue) 1515372451.0
We cute 😘😘😘 @IssaRae @kerrywashington #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/Eqmisto7DT— Yvonne Orji (@Yvonne Orji) 1515378984.0
"It is standing side by side with other like minded people, who believe in justice and dignity for all" -Ava DuVern… https://t.co/STesGkYbXK— AvaDuVernay Fans (@AvaDuVernay Fans) 1515428189.0