Golden Globes shatters diversity record: 4 of 10 best picture nominees have non-white directors

In a record for diversity at the annual Golden Globes Awards, four of the 10 nominees in the two Best Picture categories this year have non-white directors.

Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk" all were recognized in the Best Picture-Drama category, while John M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians" made the cut in the Best Picture – Comedy or Drama competition.

Of these, only Lee received a nomination for Best Director, where he was joined by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón for "Roma" — which as a foreign-language film was not eligible in the Globes' Best Picture – Drama category.

The other directing nominees are Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice."

Last year, Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" and Jordan Peele's "Get Out" were both recognized in the top drama and comedy categories, respectively. Del Toro wound up winning the directing prize, though "Three Billboards Ouside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Lady Bird" took the picture prizes.

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Actors Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston attending the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton, Los Angeles, January 26th 1974. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor posing with her Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles, California, January 27, 1985. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Getty Image)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 23: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 23, 2000 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Marilyn Monroe arrives at the Golden Globes with screenwriter Jose Bolanos.
Los Angeles, U.S. From left, U.S. actors Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson at the award ceremony of the Golden Globes in Los Angeles February 15 1967. (Photo by Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images)
Salma Hayek during The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
American actor Jack Nicholson and American singer and actress Michelle Phillips at the 28th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, February 5, 1971. Nicholson was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. (Photo by Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis at Golden Globes (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Brooke Shields attends the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 18, 1998 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Brooke Shields & Andre Agassi during The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Kate Hudson stunned in a plunging, embellished Atelier Versace creation. 
(Original Caption) Marilyn Monroe eyes her 'Golden Globe' award with pride after she won the award presented by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her performance as the 'Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy in the film 'Some Like it Hot'.
Dudley Moore and Jane Seymour during 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Betty Galella/WireImage)
Jane Seymour (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor and husband, film producer Michael Todd, at the 14th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Todd holds a Golden Globe, which he won for his production of Around the World in 80 Days.
Helen Mirren, winner Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for 'Elizabeth I' and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'The Queen' (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Lily Collins arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Joan Collins attends the 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 29, 1983 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Joan Collins during 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
British-born actor Elizabeth Taylor sits with her third husband, American film producer Mike Todd (1909 - 1958), at a Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Coconut Grove nightclub, Hollywood, California, 1957. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Back in 1999 when Angelina Jolie was just a little-known actress, she commanded our attention in a form-fitting Versace gown. 

 Nicole Kidman looked statuesque in a high-low gown.
Jessica Alba was the picture of Old Hollywood glamour last year. 
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