October 18, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

2020 Golden Globes Nominations Gayer Than Ever

Awards season is just around the corner, and the LGBTQ+ representation is bigger and better than ever before.

The 77th annual Golden Globes is on January 5 from 8-11 p.m. with Ricky Gervais as the host for the fourth time. Sounds like a fun night – but wait there’s more! 

“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,” Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media, said. 

Nominations for the Golden Globes were announced last month and there were several queer characters and actors honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

Perhaps most notable and iconic is Billy Porter’s nomination for the second year in a a row. He is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his roll as Pray Tell in FX’s “Pose.” He won the Emmy for the same roll in September 2019. However, considered a big snub, “Pose” itself was not nominated for Best Drama Series. 

Ben Platt was nominated for Best Actor for his roll in “The Politician.” The show itself was nominated for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy. Gay actor Andrew Scott was nominated for playing the “hot priest” in Amazon original “Fleabag.” BBC America’s “Killing Eve” was also nominated for Best Television Series – Drama. 

“Golden Globe nominations for LGBTQ-inclusive films including “Rocketman,” “Portrait 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,” Blacklow said. 

As far as film goes, both “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Pain and Glory” will compete with each other in Best Foreign Language Film category. Elton John biopic “Rocketman” was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Elton John himself was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” in “Rocketman.”

Openly queer actress Beanie Feldstein was nominated ifor Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her character Molly in “Booksmart.” 

(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.

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