6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes
A wise woman by the name of Meryl Streep just said, “America right now consists of Hollywood, foreigners and the press.” You got that right!
While Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled us with joy when they snatched their statues for La La Land, several Arabs, or some that are of Arab descent, have made us proud over the years for winning as well. Here is a list of some of those brilliant stars you probably didn’t know about.
Esmail was born to an Egyptian family in Hoboken, New Jersey. The screenwriter, film and television director, and television producer won the Golden Globe for the critically acclaimed Mr. Robot that has got everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, talking.
Even though he won those two Golden Globe awards in 1963 and 1966 for best actor and best supporting actor, the late Omar El-Sherif continues to be a legend even after his death and will always be for years to come. He is the man that introduced us to the adrenaline rush of witnessing an Egyptian taking home a Golden Globe award!
Well known as a brilliant American comedian, Seinfeld actually comes from a Syrian descent. Any award winning actor that has some connection by blood to us Arabs will bring us pride. Jerry Seinfeld won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a television series in 1994. While most people will disregard his Arab origins, I personally am still happy that he won that award and will continue to picture him as a Syrian in my head!
For all those girls out there that were once addicted to desperate housewives and were already overjoyed by the fact that Teri won this award in 2005 just because you absolutely loved the series, well Teri Hatcher comes from a Syrian descent… you’re welcome!
The most well known western actor that has something of the Arab within, Tony Shalhoub is originally from the Levant region between Syria and Lebanon and has won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a TV series in 2003 in his famous series, Monk.
Abu-Assad is a Palestinian director that won the Golden Globe award for his movie, Paradise Now for best foreign language film in 2006. This breathtaking movie proved to be a hit far beyond the realm of the Arab world.
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