Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences
David Lee/Paramount Pictures

Tonight is the night. The 2017 Golden Globes ceremony airs Sunday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Hosted this year by late-night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Fallon, the Globes are known to be one of the most fun of the award shows, mostly because the liquor flows to the celebrities’ tables all night long.

But perhaps the best part is the fact that there’s no #GoldenGlobesSoWhite hashtag this year in the same way the 2016 Oscars spawned the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. That’s because this time, we have a seat at the table. Granted, we don't need the seat, but it’s nice that the powers that be have nominated talent based on deserving films. That’s right: Black actors, directors and movies with predominantly black casts have been nominated for the beautiful statue, giving us the recognition we certainly deserve.

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The Root has had many opportunities to connect with a lot of the amazing black nominees. Check out our interviews:

Moonlight, nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama; star Andre Holland:

Barry Jenkins, nominated for Best Director, Moonlight:

Ruth Negga, Loving, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Denzel Washington, Fences, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

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Viola Davis, Fences, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture:

Atlanta, nominated for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy; actor Brian Tyree:

Issa Rae, Insecure, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy:

Other notable nominees:

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Mahershala Ali, Moonlight, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Naomie Harris, Moonlight, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Moonlight, Best Original Score, Motion Picture

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Hidden Figures, Best Original Score Motion Picture (Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer)

Black-ish, Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

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Donald Glover, Atlanta, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

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Kerry Washington, Confirmation, Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Thandie Newton, Westworld, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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