Issa Rae’s famous statement from last year’s Emmy’s, “I’m rooting for everybody black,” is the perfect example of what it means when something is FUBU.
The statement echoes plenty of conversations we’ve had at the dinner table or kicking it in our living rooms whenever #BlackExcellence is on display, especially in competitive situations.
And, as the 2018 awards season kicks off with Sunday’s Golden Globes, we’re ready to root for our faves once again. Here’s what you should be looking out for on Sunday.
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For some reason, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is in the Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy category. Get Out is neither musical nor comedy, but we can all agree that it was amazing and deserves all the accolades.
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Denzel Washington put it down in Roman J. Israel, Esq., as usual.
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Daniel Kaluuya’s breakout role as the lead in Get Out got him this nod.
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Mary J. Blige took her acting chops to another level in Mudbound.
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Octavia Spencer did that in The Shape of Water.
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Black Twitter favorites like Game of Thrones (dem thrones y’all!), Stranger Things and This Is Us are on deck for awards.
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We're rooting for both Master of None and Black-ish.
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Sterling K. Brown scored a nod for This Is Us.
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Issa Rae was so good in Insecure that people are still tweeting her that she did Lawrence dirty.
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Anthony Anderson flexes his comedic chops in Black-ish super hard and it has not gone unnoticed.
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All hail the queen, Oprah Winfrey, who is getting the award of the night because, Oprah, duh.
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