Andra Day is the name on everyone’s lips after the February 26 premiere of ‘The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.’
While critical acclaim continues to roll in for her stunning performance as the film’s iconic titular character, Day is now the proud owner of a Golden Globe trophy after winning in the ‘Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama’ category at the ceremony’s 78th annual edition Sunday night (Februrary 28).
And though she gave one of the night’s most heartfelt acceptance speeches, the 36-year-old later suggested the triumph was bittersweet as she is only the second Black woman to ever win in the category.
Hear it from her lips inside:
*Click photo to watch the interview*
Among her victory lap of interviews after her Globe win was ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ While there, Day chatted with resident anchor Kevin Frazier about the dual side of winning the award.
“That’s another layer of wow,” Day shared with Frazier, referring to being the only Black actress to ever win in the category other than Whoopi Goldberg in 1986. “It’s so exciting, and also heartbreaking at the same time. Because Black women are so dynamic and we have so many amazing, layered stories.”
Andra won’t let the bittersweet nature of the triumph stop her from fully enjoying her moment, however.
“I feel nothing but gratitude,” she said.
Over the award show’s nearly 80-year history, only 12 Black women have ever been nominated for the ‘Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama’ statuette.
Look below to see Andra’s acceptance speech from Sunday.