FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2017
National Hispanic Media Coalition on Lack of Latinos Represented at the Golden Globes
The National Hispanic Media Coalition released the following statement from president and CEO Alex Nogales this morning on the lack of Latino nominees at last night’s 2017 Golden Globes:
“We congratulate the creatives of color who were nominated and who won Golden Globes last night-they have broken barriers in an industry that has been slow to change. These hard-fought successes have made our communities proud, bringing the perspectives of a diverse nation to the country, and we implore Hollywood to increase opportunities for all creatives of color.
“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. Today, Latinos make up 18 percent of the population 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.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Receive real-time updates on Facebook, Twitter @NHMC and Instagram @NHMC_org.