Actress Andra Day has signed and sealed a historical win at the 78th annual Golden Globes upon winning Best Actress in a Drama for her groundbreaking performance in Hulu’s the United States vs. Billie Holiday!
Andra is the second Black actress to ever win in this category and the very first Black actress to do so in the last 35 years since Whoopi Goldberg in 1986, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Sources have confirmed that Andra won against other nominees such as Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, Vanessa Kirby “Pieces of a Woman”, Frances McDormand “Nomadland and Carey Mulligan Promising Young Woman”.
Andra Day becomes the second Black winner of the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama with 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'
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Andra thanks Billie Holliday’s legacy for her Sunday win by stating, “transformative, dynamic Billie Holiday, who just transformed me with this role and with her presence and with her spirit.”
She goes on to say, “The thing I take from Billie more than anything is the strength of a black woman. To know that the last person who won this award was Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple is so not representative of how many black women’s stories have been told sensationally and need to be told by the amazing talented actresses who do this.”