Latinos secure monumental wins in this year's Golden Globes awards.
On Sunday night, the Latino culture was represented in a monstrous way in the film industry. Latin stars Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose took home top acting awards for the popular "West Side Story", MJ Rodriguez was also recognized for her acting role in "Pose" shown on FX. And as expected, the film "Encanto" took home the award for the best animated feature.
Sunday's award ceremony was not aired on television as it always has been in the past, but rather, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association took to Twitter to reveal the winners of each award.
Rachel Zegler, a Colombian-American, became the first Latina to win best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy. Zegler also became the youngest best actress in the same categories.
The 20-year-old took to Twitter after being named the winner of the award, expressing the unique journey she's been on over the past year.
“I got cast as María in West Side Story on 1/9/19. And I just won a golden globe for that same performance, on 1/9/22. Life is very strange.” Zegler tweeted.
The award ceremony was not aired on television after many Hollywood celebrities pointed out the lack of diversity sitting on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association panel. The backlash eventually led to the discontinuance of the award ceremony on NBC.
Ariana DeBose, Puerto Rico decent, went to Twitter to address the boycott, saying there is still a long road ahead on matter, but that she's content with the recognition she received on Sunday night.
“There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project – infused with blood, sweat, tears and love – having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special. Thank you,” said DeBose in a tweet.