Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Blacks win on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hmmm... isn't it interesting that 3 of the 6 golden globe winners for film acting were black, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day no less? Dr. King's dream of equality was fulfilled today (literally; 3 winners were black and 3 were white, including 2 brits, 1 jew, and 1 Meryl Streep).

And it's very possibly that 3 of the 4 winners at the oscars will be those same 3 black actors. That would definitely be a first (although twice so far this decade have 2 of the winning 4 been black). Might the desire to make racial equality history trump the desire to give Peter O'Toole an oscar? We'll see. Maybe that's just what Whitaker needs in order to go all the way. Though he is of course deserving on his own merits... even if I'd rather have Jackman.


Blogger Kamikaze Camel said...

And one Meryl Streep. Heehee. She really is her own entity isn't she?

I'd never thought of the Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress winners could all be black. Just imagine if Penelope Cruz won Best Actress. There wouldn't be a single caucasion in the bunch!

8:13 AM  
Blogger adam k. said...

Meryl is trans-ethnic.

And a Cruz win would be cool, but it's not happening, sadly. Still, I'm excited again about Mirren winning. She was glorious last night.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Cruz is Caucasian. Hispanic, yes, but that's not really an ethnic term, though it has racial connotations.

7:58 PM  
Blogger RC said...

i noticed this as well.

even more interesting is that white american actors just aren't that talented.

1:33 PM  

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