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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Snubbed by Golden Globes!

It’s no secret Black Hollywood isn’t always welcomed with open arms into the fold of film and cinematic awards.

So when Golden Globe Nominations were announced Thursday morning, it’s almost no surprise that some wildly successful Black films, shows, and actors made the cut.

But what is possibly one of the biggest and most sensitive snubs for the Black community was the passing over of the hip hop, N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”

The record-breaking box office hit was tapped as a landmark film for Black media and garnered mass attention, but that wasn’t enough for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to give them some credit.

READ: A ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel Could Be on the Way! 

While “Straight Outta Compton” received no nods, we’re glad to see a few familiar faces and productions on the list.

Check out the Black actresses and actors we’re happy to see made the cut this year:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

IDRIS ELBA, BEASTS OF NO NATION

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

WILL SMITH, CONCUSSION

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

EMPIRE” (FOX)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

VIOLA DAVIS, “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER”

TARAJI P. HENSON, “EMPIRE”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (NETFLIX)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

GINA RODRIGUEZ, “JANE THE VIRGIN”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

AZIZ ANSARI, “MASTER OF NONE”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

QUEEN LATIFAH, “BESSIE”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

IDRIS ELBA, “LUTHER”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

UZO ADUBA, “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK”

REGINA KING, “AMERICAN CRIME”

Check out the entire list of award nominees and see if there’s anyone else you’re happy for. Anything you think deserved a top spot? Sound off!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.