The 2021 Golden Globes ended last night as Andra Day won Best Actress for her role in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.
During her acceptance speech, she thanked “giants” like Viola Davis who were also nominated for the same award. She also thanked Holiday, who “transformed me with this role and her presence and her spirit.”
Records indicate that Day is the second Black woman to receive the award, coming after Whoopi Golberg won back in 1987 for her role in “The Color Purple.”
When asked about how Day prepared for the role, she said:
“It took me forever to get improper, I did start smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and being more sexual.”