Call Me by Your Name, Will & Grace, A Fantastic Woman lead 2018 Golden Globe nominations

Kristen Bell, Alfre Woodard, Sharon Stone and Garrett Hedlund were on hand alongside the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Meher Tatna, to announce the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday morning and several LGBTQ inclusive nominees in film and television were among the honorees.

“LGBTQ stories told right are a hit with critics and audiences across the world and worthy of recognition. This year the Golden Globes have chosen to recognize a strong roster of outstanding LGBTQ inclusive works like Will & GraceCall Me by Your NameThe Shape of Water and A Fantastic Woman,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD. “Now more than ever, powerful LGBTQ characters and narratives are necessary to accelerate acceptance, and these shows and films give us reason to celebrate today.”

On the television side, NBC’s Will & Grace, Showtime's SMILF, and Netflix’s Master of None received nods in the Best Television Series - Comedy category. On the Best Television Series drama category, NBC’s This Is Us, and Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale both received nominations. Both series included LGBTQ storylines. In the Best Actor in TV Series Musical or Comedy category, Eric McCormack received a nod for his role as Will Truman in the revival of Will & Grace.

In the television limited series television category, FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan, and Sundance TV’s Top of the Lake: China Girl received nominations. Both shows included LGBTQ characters.

There were several LGBTQ-inclusive films nominated. In the Foreign Language film category, A Fantastic Woman received one of the five spots. The film is Chile’s official submission for Oscar consideration and is notable for its transgender lead actress, Daniela Vega, who plays a trans opera singer in the film. In a surprise, France’s Oscar submission BPM: (Beats Per Minute) did not receive a nomination.

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman

Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water were both nominated in the Best Motion Picture Drama category.

The Shape of Water led the way for films with seven overall nominations. Richard Jenkins received a nomination in the Actor in a Supporting Role category, for playing a gay man, Giles.

Don't miss our chat with Jenkins about his character!

The film also received nods for Best Original Score, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), and Best Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor).

Richard Jenkins The Shape of Water - awards season nominee

Timothée Chalamet was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for playing Elio in Call Me by Your Name. Armie Hammer also received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for playing Oliver.

Call Me by Your Name and The Shape of Water will compete against The PostDunkirk, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in the Best Motion Picture Drama category.

Call Me By Your Name - awards season

In the Best Picture Musical or Comedy category, Lady Bird received a nomination; the film features a poignant LGBTQ-inclusive storyline and Greta Gerwig also received a nomination for Best Screenplay. It will compete against The Greatest ShowmanGet OutThe Disaster Artist, and I, Tonya.

In the Best Actress Musical or Comedy category, Emma Stone received a nomination for her portrayal of tennis great Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes.

Emma Stone in \"Battle of the Sexes\"

Over on the music side of things, GLAAD board member Justin Tranter received a songwriting nomination for writing the song “Home” from the animated movie Ferdinand, which is performed by Nick Jonas. Out songwriter and composer Benj Pasek was nominated alongside his writing partner Justin Paul for “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.

Click here to read this full list of nominees... and congrats to them all!

The 75th Annual Golden Globes take place on Sunday, January 7th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and will air on NBC and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.