Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Octavia Spencer Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

Posted on December 15, 2011 /Awards

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The awards season is in high gear and the nominated for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards was announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Just three black actors were nominated for the prestigious honor.

Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Abileen in the box office smash hit The Help. Co-star Octavia Spencer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as as Minnie in the same film. British thespian Idris Elba was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Movie for his role in “Luther.”

While we respect the Hollywood Foreign Press, we can’t help but to notice that only three out of 70 actors nominated for Golden Globes are black. That’s pretty bad.