Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross Score Golden Globe Nominations for Roles in TV Comedies

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It's officially awards season, and there's plenty of Black talent to celebrate. On Monday the Golden Globes recognized a wide array of film and television work.

Notably, the nominations in the category of Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy feature three women of color, two of them Black.
Issa Rae's comedy Insecure has spawned countless think pieces and social media arguments. But now it's secured her first Golden Globe nomination. Rae plays Issa, a woman navigating the messiness of adulthood.

Tracee Ellis Ross fans have been rocking with her since her Girlfriends days. Now, she's getting the recognition she deserves for her work as quick-witted matriarch Rainbow Johnson in Black-ish.

The Golden Globes have a reputation for being more willing to recognize work that other ceremonies overlook, but nods to both Rae and Ross are significant. The last Black women nominated in this category were Isabel Sanford, Nell Carter and Debbie Allen in 1985. Allen was the first and only Black winner in 1983.

Watch the first episode of Insecure below.