It would be an understatement just to say that women in entertainment soared to new heights in 2015; because the truth is, we killed it.
In a little over 72 hours all of Hollywood will descend upon the red carpet for the 73rd annual Golden Globes, and while some have begun creating lists of who’s going to be best dressed, or who brought Sole Serum for the after parties and who didn’t, one thing is for certain: people will be watching the women of the Golden Globes for a different reason this year!
Whether it’s Lady Gaga in FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel, Viola Davis in “How to Get Away with Murder,” or Priyanka Chopra in “Quantico,” the list of women who received nominations this year is impressive.
And just in case you didn’t have the time to watch every movie or episode for each of the nominees, we’ve gone ahead and created a list of the top five things women accomplished through their roles in 2015.
1. They proved that women have depth
The list of nominees confirmed that women are, and can portray themselves as multi-dimensional. When you look at the body of work by the women as a whole, it’s easy to see in the large spectrum of roles performed this year. Not only were older women playing roles that have historically been given to younger actresses, but these roles gave the actresses the ability to portray women as something more than soccer moms, or over stressed-out workaholics. It gave them the ability to shatter stereotypes by being more relatable.
2. They proved that age ain’t nothing but a number.
It’s no secret that Hollywood loves youth. Whether it’s a mid-20 something actress playing a high schooler, or a woman in her 30’s playing a fifty year old divorce, age in Hollywood has traditionally barred mature actresses from roles. Some will say this isn’t an issue because actresses like Meryl Streep have conquered and mastered multiple roles in their tenure, but this year, that barrier started to crumble a little more as Viola Davis in “How to Get Away with Murder” and Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in “Carol,” received nods for their respective roles.
3. They proved that women can be funny, too.
This year, the Golden Globes honored Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck” and Melissa McCarthy in “Spy,” for their humorous roles with best actress and best motion picture comedy nods for their work. When most people think of the funniest films from years past, rarely does one come to mind that features a female lead. But with their nominations, perhaps 2016 will be the year to change that.
4. They proved that diversity is important in Hollywood
This year, Priyanka Chopra, Uzo Aduba, Regina King, Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson and Queen Latifah all nabbed nominations, reshaping how Tinsletown views women of color in the entertainment industry.
By giving at least a handful of Golden Globes nominations to a large group of actresses that are women of color, it’s safe to say that women are breaking barriers in diversity , and paving the way for other actresses beyond the 2016 awards season.
5. They proved it’s possible to tackle sensitive issues with grace
If you haven’t heard, “The Danish Girl” is the true darling of this year’s awards season.
Alicia Vikander received a nomination for her passionate performance alongside Eddie Redmayne. In the film, Redmayne plays the first recipient of male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. Many have commented on how easily Vikander approaches this delicate subject and how her performance is a game-changer for other women who will attempt similar roles in the future.
Who are you rooting for this year? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us your predictions at @SoleSerum!
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