2024 Golden Globes: Here Are All The Black Actors Nominated For The Awards

BY Dora Abena Dzaka December 15, 2023 6:36 PM EDT
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The Golden Globes have never had nominations that are any more or less conspicuously lacking in diversity than other televised Hollywood awards.

Among the 90 performance nomination slots for the 81st Golden Globes, 72 went to non-Hispanic white individuals. These individuals included four complete categories: female actor in a TV drama, male actor in a TV musical or comedy, and both TV supporting actor categories.

The Golden Globe nominations are out, and among the well-known names are an impressive group of black actors who have all made a lasting impact on the big screen.

The fact that so many actors and actresses still suffer from the just-concluded four-month SAG-AFTRA strike makes this year’s nominations even more remarkable.

These gifted people have captivated audiences all over the world with their performances of everything from gripping dramas to endearing comedies.

The 2024 Golden Globes’ nominations are an acknowledgment of black actors’ major advancement in the year that has seen calls for greater inclusivity and representation.

Here is the list of black actors nominated for the 2024 Golden Globes for their roles in movies and television shows.

Film Category

Fantasia Barrino, who played Celie in The Color Purple, is a nominee for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. She and Jennifer Lawrence are both nominated for their roles in No Hard Feelings

For his performance as Bayard Rustin in Rustin, Colman Domingo received a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama. Additionally, Jeffery Wright’s portrayal of Thelonious “Monk” Ellison in American Fiction led to a nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

For her role as Sofia in The Color Purple, Danielle Brooks was recognized in the Best Supporting Actress category. In addition, Rustin was nominated twice for Best Original Song for Road to Freedom, a song by Lenny Kravitz.

Shameik Moore, who played Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, received a nomination for Best Animated Film.

TV show category

Abbott Elementary received a nomination for Best Musical or Comedy Series, and The Morning Show received a nomination for Best Drama Series. Quinta Brunson, who starred in the sitcom, was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.

David Oyelowo, who played Bass Reeves in Lawmen: Bass Reeves, received a nomination for Best Actor (Limited Series, Anthology, or TV Movies).

There were several candidates for Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television, including Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, and Trevor Noah, who were all nominated for their comedy specials, Selective Outrage, Trevor Noah: Where Was I, and Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer.

CBS will broadcast the live coverage of the Golden Globes Ceremony on Sunday, January 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. ET. The program will also be accessible via the CBS app and Paramount+ streaming services.