Posted on January 13, 2017

On a Night That Celebrated Diversity in Hollywood, What Happened to Latino Representation?

Makeda Easter, LA Times, January 9, 2017

“This is for all of the women, women of color, and colorful people,” Tracee Ellis Ross said Sunday during her Golden Globes acceptance speech for actress in a television series, musical or comedy for her role in “black-ish.”


But notably missing were Latinos, with just a handful of nominees.


On Monday, the National Hispanic Media Coalition released a statement decrying the lack of representation.

“Few Latinos were nominated this year because there are still too few roles offered to Latinos, behind and in front of the camera, especially in film,” president and CEO Alex Nogales said.

“Today, Latinos make up 18 percent of the population,” he added, “and we need to represent those faces, voices and stories, if we are ever to increase the understanding and empathy that so many performers highlighted in their eloquent acceptance speeches about diversity and inclusion last night.”