‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Becomes First Debut Black Filmmaker to Win Animated Feature Golden Globe

Kemp Powers, co-director of Pixar’s “Soul,” is the first Black debut filmmaker to win a Golden Globe in its 78-year-history.

In addition to his historic feat, he is also the second Black director to win in this category, following Peter Ramsey, who shared this award with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Bob Persichetti for 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Ramsey was also previously nominated for 2012’s “Rise of the Guardians.” There have only been two other Black directors to win Globes for their films in other categories – Steve McQueen (2014’s “12 Years a Slave”) and Barry Jenkins (2017’s “Moonlight”), who both won as part of the producing teams in best picture (drama).

Powers co-wrote the film with director Pete Docter and screenwriter Mike Jones.Producer Dana Murray, along with co-director and co-writer Pete Docter accepted the award.

Powers, who wasn’t present with them, gave his speech via a

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