The 77th Annual Golden Globes to honor several LGBTQ-inclusive nominees in 2020

The nominations for The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday morning and once again several LGBTQ-inclusive actors and characters were honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as nominees.
Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning and Susan Kelechi Watson announced the nominations at 5 am from Los Angeles. They were joined by Dylan and Paris Brosnan, Golden Globe Ambassadors; Lorenzo Soria, HFPA President; Barry Adelman, Executive Producer and Executive VP television at Dick Clark Productions.

Billy Porter pose season 2Billy Porter was nominated for the second year in a row for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama for his role as Pray Tell in FX’s Pose. Billy won the Emmy for the role back in September. In one of the bigger snubs, however, Pose itself was not nominated for Best Drama Series, nor were any of the shows leading actresses. 

Ben Platt was nominated for Best Actor in The Politician and the show itself was nominated for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy. Out Irish actor Andrew Scott was nominated for playing the “hot priest” in Fleabag. The BBC America show Killing Eve was also nominated for Best Television Series - Drama.

On the film side, two queer films, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Pain and Glory will compete with each other in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Rocketman, the biopic about the life of Elton John, was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Furthermore, Elton himself was nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again" from Rocketman.

Out actress Beanie Feldstein was nominated in Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for her hilarious portrayal of high school overachiever Molly in Booksmart. And four allies were nominated for playing queer characters this year; Taran Egerton in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for playing Elton John in Rocketman, Antonio Banderas in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for playing a drug-addled surrogate version of Pedro Almodóvar in Pain and Glory, Margot Robbie for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture in Bombshell, and Jodie Comer for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama in Killing Eve.

Ellen DeGeneres was announced as the second-ever recipient of the Carol Burnett Excellence in Television award. 

“Golden Globe nominations for LGBTQ-inclusive films including RocketmanPortrait of a Lady on Fire, and Pain and Glory, along with television series The Politician and Killing Eve, continue a tradition of recognizing extraordinary talent by the Hollywood Forward Press Association," said Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD's Director of Entertainment Media. "Well-deserved nominations for several LGBTQ roles, as well as for out actors Billy Porter, Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, and Andrew Scott, provide both a reason to celebrate and a reminder for how audiences and critics alike support and applaud authentic LGBTQ storytelling.”

Congrats to all of this year’s LGBTQ-inclusive nominees! (Click here to see a full list of all of this year's nominees)

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET (5-8 p.m. PT) on Jan. 5, 2020. Ricky Gervais will host for the fourth time.