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The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards was the most tweeted about event of 2014 so far.

Honoring great people in film, viewers tuned in to see if their favorite actors and films took home any awards. But to many viewers’ surprise (or not), the six Black actors/actresses that were nominated for awards, including Kerry Washington, Idris Elba and Don Cheadle, all went home empty-handed.

Although 12 Years A Slave took home the award for Best Picture, its two breakout stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, seemed to go unrecognized.

Throughout award show history, there’s been speculation that Black actors and films are intentionally overlooked. Whether the statements are true or not, there are some African Americans who’ve surpassed the notion.

Check out our gallery of 15 Black actors and actresses who’ve won Golden Globes.


15 Black Actors & Actresses Who’ve Won Golden Globes (PHOTOS)
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