by Jillian Cener
Last night was the start of the Awards Show Season with the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. From beautiful red carpet looks to funny introductions to memorable acceptance speeches, the Globes was certainly a night of celebration. Today’s Monday Morning MSI celebrates seven nominees from last night’s awards who attended Minority Serving Institutions.In fact, though none of the nominees took home the award, four of the nominees on this list were nominated in the same category.
(We acknowledge that, while the nominations were more diverse this year than in years past, the majority of MSI alumni on our list are white.)
1) Jessica Chastain: Sacramento City College (AANAPISI/HSI)—Sacramento, CA
Jessica Chastain attended Sacramento City College, where she was involved with the institution’s theater program and debate team. She was nominated in the category of “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama” for her role in Miss Sloane, a movie about a powerful D.C. lobbyist who is determined to do all that it takes to win.
2) Annette Bening: San Diego Mesa College (HSI)—San Diego, CA
Annette Bening attended San Diego Mesa College for two years, where she was in the theater program. She was nominated in the category of “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” for her role in 20th Century Women, a movie about three women exploring Southern California in the 1970s.
3) Lily Collins: University of Southern California (AANAPISI)—Los Angeles, CA
Lily Collins attended the University of Southern California. She was nominated in the category of “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” for her role in Rules Don’t Apply, a love story set in the year 1958 in Hollywood.
4) Dustin O’Halloran: Santa Monica College (AANAPISI/HSI)—Santa Monica, CA
Dustin O’Halloran attended Santa Monica College. He was nominated in the category of “Best Original Score – Motion Picture” for his work alongside Hasuchka in Lion, a movie about a lost boy from Calcutta, India who seeks to find his family later on in his adult life.
5) Anthony Anderson: Howard University (HBCU)—Washington, DC
Anthony Anderson attended Howard University, graduating in 1993 with a degree in theater arts. He was nominated in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy” for his role in Black-ish, a television series about a Black family living in a mostly white community.
6) Nick Nolte: Pasadena City College (AANAPISI/HSI)—Pasadena, CA & Phoenix College (HSI)—Phoenix, AZ
Nick Nolte attended both Pasadena City College and Phoenix College, two Minority Serving Institutions! Nominated in the same category as fellow MSI attendee Anthony Anderson, Nolte was nominated in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy” for his role in Graves, a television series about a former president looking back on his time in office twenty years later.
7) Bryan Cranston: Los Angeles Valley College (HSI)—Los Angeles, CA
Bryan Cranston attended Los Angeles Valley College. He was nominated in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television” for his role in All The Way, a television movie about President Lyndon Johnson’s first year in office.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners! Did you tune in last night? What was your favorite part of the Globes? Let us know in the comments below!