With indie fave, Moonlight racking up all the expected nominations, the beautiful coming of age film directed by Barry Jenkins is setting the scene for a more diverse awards season in 2017. With #OscarsSoWhite to be swept under the carpet, the industry is taking care to ensure diversity is at the top of its agenda.

That said, the nominations coming in aren’t forced hand tokenism or cursory recognitions at all. This year we’ve been blessed with an abundance of stellar, films, documentaries and television from strong black creative talent which deserve all the awards!

The latest awards to drop its list is the 74th Golden Globes. Nominations which caught our attention are Moonlight with 6 noms, and the riveting TV drama series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story leading TV noms with 5. But of course, the British & Irish talent getting recognised is what we’re watching. Naomie Harris is nominated for her role as drug addicted ‘Paula’ in Moonlight. Thandie Newton is nominated for her bad gyal role as ‘Maeve’ in TV series Westworld, Ruth Negga is nominated for her role in race focused film Loving and Dev Patel gets a nomination for his role as ‘Adult Saroo’ in the touching, Lion. Riz Ahmed also got a nomination in the critically acclaimed series Night Of.

A special shout out for Issa Rae and her nomination for her role in the brilliant TV series Insecure, and to Donald Glover for his role in the TV series Atlanta. Both their own creations. Both so wonderfully black in story. Both actually picked up by the UK so we can enjoy without breaking the law!

See full nomination list:

  • Best Motion PictureHacksaw Ridge | Hell or High Water | Lion | Manchester by the Sea | Moonlight
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Play – Deadpool | Florence Foster Jenkins | La La Land | Sing Street
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea | Joel Edgerton – Loving | Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge | Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic | Denzel Washington – Fences
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion PictureDrama  – Amy Adams – Arrival | Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane | Ruth Negga – Loving | Natalie Portman – Jackie | Isabelle Huppert – Elle
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Colin Farrell – The Lobster |Ryan Gosling – La La Land | Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins | Jonah Hill – War Dogs | Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Annette Bening – 20th Century Women | Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply | Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen | Emma Stone – La La Land | Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture – Mahershala Ali – Moonlight | Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water | Simon Helberg – Florence Foster Jenkins | Dev Patel – Lion | Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture – Viola Davis – Fences | Naomie Harris – Moonlight | Nicole Kidman – Lion | Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures | Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  • Best Director – Motion Picture – Damien Chazelle – La La Land | Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals | Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge | Barry Jenkins – Moonlight | Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – Damien Chazelle – La La Land | Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals | Barry Jenkins – Moonlight | Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea | Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water
  • Best Original Score – Motion Picture – Nicholas Britell – Moonlight | Justin Hurwitz – La La Land | Johann Johannsson – Arrival | Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion | Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – Hidden Figures
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture – “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls Music and lyrics by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback | “City of Stars” – La La Land Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul | “Faith” – Sing Music and lyrics by Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder and Francis Farewell Starlite | “Gold” – Gold Music and lyrics by Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton and Iggy Pop “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Best Animated Feature Film – Kubo and the Two Strings | Moana | My Life as a Zucchini | Sing | Zootopia
  • Best Foreign-Language Film – Divines (France) | Elle (France) | Neruda (Chile) | The Salesman (Iran/France) | Toni Erdmann (Germany)
  • Best Television Series – Drama – The Crown | Game of Thrones | Stranger Things | This Is Us | Westworld
  • Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical – Atlanta | Black-ish | Mozart in the Jungle | Transparent | Veep
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television SeriesDrama – Rami Malek – Mr. Robot | Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul | Matthew Rhys – The Americans | Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan | Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama – Caitriona Balfe – Outlander | Claire Foy – The Crown | Keri Russell – The Americans | Winona Ryder – Stranger Things | Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical – Anthony Anderson – Black-ish | Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle | Donald Glover – Atlanta | Nick Nolte – Graves | Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical – Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend | Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep | Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce | Issa Rae – Insecure | Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin | Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television HBO –  Riz Ahmed – The Night Of | Bryan Cranston – All the Way | Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager | John Turturro – The Night Of  | Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television  – Felicity Huffman – American Crime | Riley Keough – The Girlfriend Experience | Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson | Charlotte Rampling – London Spy | Kerry Washington – Confirmation
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson | Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager | John Lithgow – The Crown | Christian Slater – Mr. Robot | John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Olivia Colman  – The Night Manager | Lena Headey – Game of Thrones | Chrissy Metz – This Is Us | Mandy Moore – This Is Us | Thandie Newton – Westworld
  • Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – American Crime | The Dresser | Night Manager | The Night Of | The People v. O.J. Simpson

Often seen as the warm up to the Oscars, voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and hosted by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon the 74th Globe Awards take place Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 in LA.