On Sunday night, Jan. 10th, the Golden Globes was hosted by the ever so wry Ricky Gervais on NBC. Throughout the night, he made fun of celebrities, the Hollywood Foreign Press and of course, Donald Trump.
Eva Longoria and America Ferrera aren’t just beautiful talented actresses, they are also two people who your future president, Donald Trump, can’t wait to deport! Please welcome, Eva Longoria and America Ferrera,” said Gervais.
The lack of Latinas represented at the Golden Globes couldn’t be more apparent either, as Longoria and Ferrera made fun of how they get mistaken for other Latinas whom they barely resemble.
Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Longoria. “I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera. “And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson,” said Longoria.” Well said, Salma,” said Ferrera. “Thank you, Charo,” said Longoria.
This was also in response to Ferrera being announced last month by the Golden Globes on Twitter as a Best Actress nominee for a Television Series – Comedy or Musical. That nomination was meant for Gina Rodriguez (the only Latina nominated at the Globes), for her show, Jane the Virgin. Ferrera’s show, Superstore, didn’t preview until late Nov. of last year.
Unfortunately for Rodriguez, she lost to Rachel Bloom of the freshman show, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is also on the CW network.
The men, however, fared much better at the Golden Globes. Gael Garcia Bernal took home a surprise win as Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, beating out favorite Jeffrey Tambor who stars in Transparent (also on Amazon), and Aziz Ansari for Master of None (Netflix).
After co-starring in that little movie that could, you know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac continued to strike gold by winning Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television, in Show Me a Hero (HBO).
The biggest winner of the night was Director and Producer Alejandro G. Inarritu for The Revenant. The film won for Best Picture – Drama and he won for Best Director. This brings Inarritu closer to a possible back-to-back Oscar win.
Despite only one Latina being nominated this year, there are currently three new shows produced and starring Latinas (Superstore, Shades of Blue and Telenovela). If these shows find success and make it into the next year, Rodriguez won’t be the only Latina up for a potential nomination and Ferrera being nominated won’t be a case of mistaken identity.
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