Andra Day’s secured the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
During her acceptance speech, Day acknowledged being in “the presence of giants,” referring to her fellow nominee, Viola Davis for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Also nominated were Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman, Frances McDormand for Nomadland and Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman.
Day tearfully thanked “the amazing, transformative, dynamic Billie Holiday, who just transformed me with this role and with her presence and with her spirit.”
This was Andra Day’s first major film role and she was surrounded by family and friends on her triumphant night.
Check out the heartwarming moment below. Did you watch The United States vs. Billie Holiday yet?
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