Published On: Mon, Jan 9th, 2017

The Golden Globes Jewish Winners Did Not Include Natalie Portman


While the most famous Jews of the Golden Globes were shut out at Sunday night’s 2017 awards ceremony, there were four Jewish winners. These included Tracee Ellis Ross, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Justin Hurwitz and Isabelle Huppert.

The most famous actors in movies and television have been pretending to be honored by winning a Golden Globe for decades now, in spite of not really caring about it. They began doing so and making sure to attend the awards ceremony once they understood how much free publicity it gives them.

But this year Jewish star nominees like Jonah Hill (best actor in a comedy for War Dogs), Hailee Steinfeld (best actress in a comedy for the hit The Edge of Seventeen), Winona Ryder (best actress in a TV drama for“Stranger Things), Jeffrey Tambor (best actor in a TV drama for Transparent), and Sarah Jessica Parker (best performance by an actress in a TV comedy for Divorce) all went home without a statue. And the night’s biggest upset by far was Natlaie Portman’s losing out for a Golden Globe for the best actress in a drama for the movie Jackie.


But at least she lost to someone sort of Jewish, Isabelle Huppert, who won for her performance in the French movie “Elle.” The French actress’ father was Jewish, but she was raised a Catholic. This was her first major award since getting a BAFTA for “Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles” back in 1978.

So who were the other Jews who won awards at the Golden Globes? Tracee Ellis Ross won for best actress in a television comedy series for the sitcom “Black-ish.” Her mother is the famed singer Dianna Ross. Her father is the music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein and her given name was Tracee Joy Silberstein. This was Ross’ first major award.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson won the Golden Globe for best actor in a supporting role for the movie “Nocturnal Animals.” The 26 year old English actor is Jewish. And the musician Justin Hurwitz took home two Golden Globes, both for the movie “La La Land.” One was for best original score and the other was for best original song.

Well the losers are probably thinking that they were merely outbid. Most people think that the Golden Globes go to the movies from studios which spent the most to promote their films.

While the Oscars and the Emmys are chosen by the people who actually make the movies and the television shows themselves, the Golden Globes are voted on by the small number of members of the Hollywood press corps who come from around the world. And the studios engage in lavish campaigns to lobby the members to get nominations for their films and programs for publicity purposes. Some have even accused the Golden Globes voters of accepting bribes. But if you win won then you will probably deny all of this.

But should we see any Antisemitism in all of this considering that the obviously Jewish stars with the Jewish names all lost? How could this have happened if the Jews really do control Hollywood?

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