The 2021 Golden Globes closed out the night time with Andra Day successful for Finest Actress in a movement image drama for The USA vs. Billie Vacation.
The singer turned actress broke down into tears, surrounded by her dad and mom and different members of the family and associates, as she gave an acceptance speech through which she acknowledged “giants” like Viola Davis who was additionally nominated in the identical class.
Day is simply the second Black actress to win the award, based on the L.A. Times, with Whoopi Goldberg for “The Coloration Purple” in 1987 being the primary. Nevertheless, though this was Day’s first main appearing position, it was her unimaginable portrayal and skill to channel legendary singer Billie Holiday that made the choice a no brainer.
Vacation endured abusive relationships with males, heroin dependancy, harassment by the F.B.I. and blackballed by her personal neighborhood throughout her profession. The movie nevertheless isn’t a show of her victimhood, however a revelation into her energy and endurance.
“It took me endlessly to get improper,” Day advised the Hollywood Reporter. “I did begin smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol and being extra sexual.”
In her acceptance speech, Day thanked Vacation who “reworked me with this position and her presence and her spirit.”