Nominations were announced yesterday for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards
and one LGBT artist in particular received a lot of love from the Recording Academy. Openly bisexual pop sensation Lady Gaga
received five nominations, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Dance Recording for her smash hit “Poker Face
,” which Gaga has said
is about being with a man while fantasizing about a woman. Her multi-platinum album The Fame
also received two nominations for Album of the Year and for Best Dance/Electronica Album. Openly lesbian classical guitarist Sharon Isbin
was nominated for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance.
Lady Gaga received five Grammy nominations
Several LGBT allies received nominations, including Kathy Griffin
for Best Comedy Album, Liza Minnelli
for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Carrie Fisher
for Best Spoken Word Album.
Earlier this week, nominations were also announced for the 25th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards
, which are awarded to outstanding independent films and filmmakers. Nominated for Best Director was openly gay filmmaker, Lee Daniels
, for his hauntingly captivating film, Precious,
which also earned a Best Feature nomination. Precious
was also nominated for Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Gabouray Sidibe
) and Best Supporting Female (Mo’nique
). Tom Ford
’s A Single Man
also received nominations for Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, and Best Male Lead (Colin Firth
). A Single Man
follows George Falconer, a gay college professor in 1960s Los Angeles who is recovering from the death of his longtime partner.
Tune in to The Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 5, 2010 at 8 pm P.S.T. on IFC, and the Grammy’s on January 31, 2010, at 8 pm on CBS. As awards season continues to ramp up, be sure to check in with glaadBLOG.org for the latest on nominations for the year’s best in LGBT film, music and television.
Entertainment Media Intern Lauren Mattia contributed to this post