Andra Day was singing no blues at the Golden Globes.
In a major surprise, the Globe for best actress in a drama film went to Day in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” on Sunday night.
It’s the first acting Golden Globe for the 36-year-old singer, songwriter and actress Day.
She was one of several Black actors, including Daniel Kaluuya and the late Chadwick Boseman, who won Globes on a night when the organization that hands them out was under a cloud for having no black voting members.
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Day plays the legendary jazz and blues singer Holiday in the biopic directed by Lee Daniels.
A tearful and overwhelmed Day spoke through tears as she said she was “in the presence of giants,” naming her fellow nominees Viola Davis, Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Kirby and Frances McDormand.