On Feb. 28, Andra Day won a Golden Globe for Greatest Efficiency by an Actress in a Movement Image for her dynamic portrayal of jazz icon Billie Vacation in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. However the “Rise Up” singer and actress additionally acquired one other shock, a lovely message from Beyoncé.
Bey despatched Day a white bouquet of flowers with a be aware that learn, “You make us all proud. An enormous congratulations! Love, Beyoncé.”
Day shared the present on Instagram, see under:
Day is barely the second Black actress to win for Greatest Efficiency by an Actress in a Movement Image on the Golden Globes. In keeping with The Los Angeles Times, the final win for a Black actress in that class was in 1987, when Whoopi Goldberg gained for her efficiency in The Shade Purple.
Vacation endured abusive relationships with males, heroin dependancy, harassment by the F.B.I. and blackballed by her personal group throughout her profession. The movie nevertheless shouldn’t be a show of her victimhood, however a revelation into her power and endurance.
“It took me without end to get improper,” Day instructed the Hollywood Reporter in February. “I did begin smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol and being extra sexual.”
In her acceptance speech, Day thanked Vacation who “remodeled me with this function and her presence and her spirit.”
Billie Vacation died in 1959 on the age of 44.