The 2016 Golden Globes Nominations Prove Women Run The World

by Niki McGloster

In 2015, women soared to success in the entertainment industry.

Taraji P. Henson in "Empire," Viola Davis in "How To Get Way With Murder" and Priyanka Chopra in "Quantico" are just a few of the stars who owned television this past year.

Women finally have Hollywood by the balls, and to say it's been incredible to watch is an understatement.

Unfortunately, every woman's accomplishments come with an asterisk. It's there to denote she's not just a regular actor, she's a lady actor.

The same is true for every actress who received a 2016 Golden Globe nomination today.

Do you think male writers are penning an "Omg, Men Were Nominated For Awards" piece? Doubt it.

But, here I am, gladly typing away about how women are leading the charge in film and television this year.

These nominations alone prove women are stepping to the forefront of entertainment. As Viola Davis so boldly stated during her Emmy win, they're crossing the line.

It's about damn time, too.

Women can push on-screen sex to new limits.

Typically, Hollywood casts older women as moms or some role that's seen, not heard.

That's changed a bit with the help of thespian goddess Meryl Streep.

Still, it's not often you find an older lady pining for the attention of another woman on the silver screen.

Cate Blanchett has torn down old-fashioned relationship goals with the help of fellow best actress nominee Rooney Mara.

It doesn't matter if these two manage to win on account of their on-screen lesbian love or not. They've already brought new meaning to girl power in Tinseltown.

Trans roles received well-deserved recognition.

"The Danish Girl" is a true darling at this year's awards season.

Alicia Vikander received an acting nod for her powerful performance alongside Eddie Redmayne.

Redmayne plays the first recipient of male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, furthering the conversation about the transgender community.

Vikander tackles a hot-button issue with beautiful ease.

Women are f*cking funny.

The fight to prove women have a funny bone as profitable as Seth Rogen rages on.

The Golden Globes honored lady-centric humor with best actress and best motion picture comedy nods for Amy Schumer in "Trainwreck" and Melissa McCarthy in "Spy."

See, women can make people laugh, too. You're welcome.

Women of color are here to stay.

This year, the Golden Globes have nominated a handful of African American and Latino women who've landed game-changing roles.

Without a doubt, these women have helped reshape how we view black and brown actresses. Uzo Aduba, Regina King, Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson and Queen Latifah all nabbed nominations.

To celebrate a more colorful range of women is no fluke or a sympathy nod. They're here to stay.

Women have unmistakable range.

This year's list of nominees further confirms our depth as women.

We're not two-dimensional characters, which is evident through the wide spectrum of roles performed this year.

Older women can be exuberant sexual beings, not just soccer moms. Black women can be murderous lawyers, not just maids.

Slowly but surely, women are breaking molds and shattering stereotypes.

Until the asterisks fade completely, I'll keep driving home our point: Women run the world.