GLAAD celebrates a strong year for LGBTQ-inclusive Golden Globe Awards nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday morning and it was a very good morning for out producer Ryan Murphy. Once again this year, there were several authentic and meaningful LGBTQ-inclusive nominees amongst this year's Globes honorees.

Murphy, who received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the day before this year's nominations were announced, was honored for his groundbreaking new series Pose, which features five transgender women of color in leading roles. Pose received two nominations; one for BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA and one for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA, for leading man Billy Porter in the iconic role of Pray Tell.

Darren Criss Gianni Versace

Murphy's FX limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace also did extremely well with nominations for BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION, along with nominations for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION for Darren Criss playing the role of Andrew Cunanan, BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION for Edgar Ramirez playing the titular role, and BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION for Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace.

Also in the limited series category, Amazon Prime's A Very English Scandal was nominated, as well as its stars Hugh Grant in the BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION category, and out actor Ben Wishaw in the BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION one.

Ally Debra Messing was honored in the BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY category for her role as Grace Adler in NBC's long-running gay sitcom, Will & Grace. Also nominated in the category was Kristen Bell, for playing bisexual+ protagonist Eleanor Shellstrop in NBC's The Good Place.

Recently-announced Golden Globes co-host Sandra Oh was nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA for her role playing a bisexual spy in Killing Eve.

The Favourite

Over on the film side, queer period piece The Favourite received four nominations, one for BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY and one for each of its leading actresses. Olivia Colman was nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY for playing Queen Anne, while Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will face off against each other in the BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE category.

Both Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant were nominated for their roles in the brilliant dark comedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? The former for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA and the latter for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE.  

Can you ever forgive me

Mahershala Ali received a nomination for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE for playing gay piano virtuoso Dr. Don Shirley in Green Book

Lucas Hedges was nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA for his role as Jared Eamons in the conversion therapy drama Boy Erased. He'll face off against Rami Malek, who was nominated for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

There are two LGBTQ-inclusive nominees each this year in the BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA category; Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born. And there are three nominees in BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY; Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, and Green Book.

Bisexual singer/songwriter/actress Lady Gaga was double-nominated for A Star Is Born; for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA and for writing and performing the song "Shallow" from the film's soundtrack.

Lady Gaga A Star is Born

In fact, there were three LGBTQ nominees in the BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE category. Joining Gaga, are Troye Sivan and  Brett "Leland" McLaughlin for their song "Revelation" from the soundtrack to Boy Erased, as well as Linda Perry, who co-wrote "Girl In The Movies" with Dolly Parton for the Netflix original movie Dumplin'

And although not LGBTQ-inclusive in theme, Barry Jenkins' follow-up to Moonlight, the adaptation of out author James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, received three nominations; for BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA, for Regina King for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE, and for Jenkins himself in BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE. 

FX led all television networks with 10 nominations, followed by HBO and Prime Video with 9 each and Netflix following with 8 nods. Annapurna Pictures and Fox Searchlight Pictures were the film studios that tied for the most nominations, with 10 each. 

The HFPA began the day by announcing the creation of a new award this year to honor the biggest names and brightest talents in television. Positioned as the equivalent of their annual Cecil B. DeMille Award for the film industry, the award will be for lifetime achievement. The award's namesake and this year's inaugural recipient will be announced in the coming days, along with the announcement of this year's Cecil B. DeMille recipient.

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be co-hosted this year by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

GLAAD celebrates a strong year for LGBTQ-inclusive Golden Globe Awards nominations | GLAAD

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