Ana de Armas is, thanks to her performance as Marilyn Monroe in ‘Blonde’, one of the four nominees for the award for best dramatic actress at the 80th edition of the Golden Globes. The delivery ceremony will take place on 10 January in its usual setting, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, and which will be hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
Armas, who was already nominated for the award for best actress in a comedy or musical in 2020 for her role in the first installment of ‘Puñales por la espalda’, will fight for the statuette with Cate Blanchett (‘Tár’), Olivia Colman (‘The Empire of light’), Viola Davis (‘The King Woman’) and Michelle Williams (‘The Fabelmans’)
The actresses Mayan Lopez and Selenis Leyva were in charge of announcing the nominees for the awards that are given annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and that in its new edition will once again be broadcast live on NBC.
Some awards that seek to recover the prestige lost after the controversies about corruption practices and influence peddling that have plagued their organization in recent years and that made some of the great Hollywood stars publicly deny the awards. The association was criticized for its lack of diversity, having no black members among its 100 associates, in addition to previous controversies such as alleged bribery through gifts or trips to influence votes and other types of unethical behavior.
In fact, in this edition the nominees were voted for by the 96 members and, for the first time, also by 103 international voters. The new voters, the organization says in a statement, come from international organizations related to the film industry, renowned film festivals and journalism professionals representing a total of 62 countries. Combined with the current membership, the total voting body for the Golden Globes is made up of 52% female, 51.8% racially and ethnically diverse, with 19.6% Latino, 12.1% Asian, 10.1% Black and 10.1% Middle Eastern.