January 9, 2024
Statement on Behalf of Brenda Victoria Castillo, President and CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition on the 2024 Golden Globes
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) congratulates the winners of the 2024 Golden Globes, especially the actors and artists of color who continue to trailblaze in our industry.
It was a historic evening for actresses like Lily Gladstone, who took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon. With her win, she becomes the first Indigenous-identifying winner in the Globes’ 81-year history. We commend Gladstone for giving part of her acceptance speech in the language that is native to the Blackfoot and Niitsitapi people, showing that Indigenous cultures fully deserve to be recognized on the industry’s biggest stages.
From Ayo Edebiri’s win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for The Bear to Ali Wong and Steven Yeun’s wins for their performances in Beef, the evening’s winners and nominees are a step in the right direction toward achieving an inclusive industry. Yet, there is still much room for growth when it comes to celebrating diverse stories, particularly those of the Latine community. The tremendous stories from Latine creatives this year – from Flamin’ Hot, to Eugenio Derbez’s Radical, to Blue Beetle, amongst others -- deserve recognition and respect from our peers, especially given that Latine individuals make up more than a quarter of movie tickets sold in the United States.
The success of the tremendous stories mentioned above shows that change is not only possible, but it is within reach. Change cannot truly happen until the industry puts its resources behind our projects - from greenlighting to funding, marketing, and promotions. We look forward to an awards season that truly uplifts all voices – including those from Latine artists – and allows more creatives to showcase their magic on Hollywood’s biggest platforms.
Yours in the Movement,
Brenda Victoria Castillo
President and CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)