National Hispanic Media Coalition on Golden Globes: Not Enough Latinos!

"We need to represent those faces, voices and stories"

Though the 2017 Golden Globe Awards saw a plethora of black actors and producers receiving awards for their creativity, there just weren't enough Hispanics, according to the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC).

In a statement released Monday, NHMC president and CEO Alex Nogales lamented that even though "creatives of color" danced in the spotlight Sunday night, there weren't enough Latinos.  

“We congratulate the creatives of color who were nominated and who won Golden Globes last night--they have broken barriers in an industry that has been slow to change," he began. "These hard-fought successes have made our communities proud, bringing the perspectives of a diverse nation to the country, and we implore Hollywood to increase opportunities for all creatives of color."

According to Nogales, "few Latinos were nominated this year because there are still too few roles offered to Latinos, behind and in front of the camera, especially in film."

He concluded that battle will not be won until Hollywood actually puts its money where its mouth is in the area of diversity.  

"Today, Latinos make up 18 percent of the population and we need to represent those faces, voices and stories, if we are ever to increase the understanding and empathy that so many performers highlighted in their eloquent acceptance speeches about diversity and inclusion last night."

Nogales did not specify just exactly how many Golden Globes or Oscars Hispanics would have to win before he stopped issuing press-releases like this. 

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