By Advocate Contributors
Originally published on Advocate.com December 12 2013 2:11 PM ET
On Thursday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. HBO's Behind The Candelabra leads the TV categories with four nominations, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television. The other three noms went to Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Rob Lowe. (We assume Lowe's nom was purely for that fabulous hair.)
Other newcomers, Masters of Sex, Orange Is The New Black and Orphan Black, were also recognized.
Meanwhile, American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the film side with seven noms each in most of the major categories. Dallas Buyers Club picked up two for Matthew McConaughey (Leading Actor - Drama) and Jared Leto (Supporting Actor - Drama). The controversial lesbian film, Blue Is The Warmest Color, is in the running for Best Foreign Language Film.
Noticeably absent from the list is Lee Daniels' The Butler. Despite being a leading Oscar contender and picking up seven SAG nominations, the movie was completely shut out.
The awards season continues to be a good year for queer entertainment. The Globes, in addition to the Emmys, People's Choice Awards and SAG, continue to recognize queer entertainers (and storytelling) both on the big and small screen.
Check out a complete list of Golden Globe nominations here. The winners will be announced on January 12.