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14 LGBTQ+ Golden Globes Nominees
A Slew of LGBTQ+ 2023 Golden Globe Nominees
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that hands out the Golden Globes, is looking to make a comeback this year following criticism over a lack of diversity.
The ceremony was dropped by NBC in 2022, but it returns this year to the small screen with substantial queer representation. Out comedian Jerrod Carmichael will host the event, which will feature queer nominees such as Aubrey Plaza for her work in The White Lotus, Jeremy Pope for The Inspection, and Hannah Einbinder for Hacks.
And as if things couldn’t get gayer, Ryan Murphy will be celebrated with the association’s lifetime achievement award.
Here are the queer and queer-adjacent nominees for this year’s Golden Globe Awards, which will air Tuesday night.
Out comedian Jerrod Carmichael, star of the HBO stand-up comedy special Rothaniel and the semi-autobiographical The Carmichael Show, will be hosting a show that includes nominated feature films Everything Everywhere All at Once and Tár, TV series such as The White Lotus, the controversial Dahmer — Monster: The JeffreyDahmer Story, and performers who are either themselves LGBTQ+ or playing queer roles.
Gay television writer and producer Ryan Murphy, who co-created Glee and Pose as well as the American Horror Story franchise, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award.
LGBTQ+ subject matter is front and center in this year’s ceremony. “This year does definitely feel like a full-on celebration of queer talent. It sort of makes you feel like we’re everywhere — and the Golden Globes are right to have noticed that,” James Kleinman, founder and editor of The Queer Review, which reviews LGBTQ+ shows and movies, told NBC.
Michelle Yeoh — Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once, the film about a Chinese immigrant who battles through the multiverse to save the world, has six nominations. Michelle Yeoh, who plays that heroic character, Evelyn Wang, has received much acclaim and many award nods. At the Golden Globes, she is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. The character has a queer daughter, Joy, played by Stephanie Hsu.
Jamie Lee Curtis — Everything Everywhere All at Once
Jamie Lee Curtis is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor. Writer-directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Schweinert are nominated for Best Director - Motion Picture and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture), and the film is up for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Cate Blanchett — Tár
In Tár, Cate Blanchett plays the title role of the fictional lesbian conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Blanchett is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. The film is a contender for Best Motion Picture - Drama, and Todd Field is up for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture.
Jeremy Pope — The Inspection
The Inspection is based on the experience of writer-director Elegance Bratton, about a young gay Black man rejected by his mother and going on to confront homophobia in Marine boot camp. It has earned Jeremy Pope his first nomination, for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama.
Brendan Fraser — The Whale
Brendan Fraser has earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of a gay man in The Whale. He is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. However, he has stated that he will not attend the ceremony, as he has alleged that former Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk sexually assaulted him in 2003.
Emma D'Arcy — House of the Dragon
Nonbinary artist Emma D’Arcy is nominated for Best Television Actress - Drama Series for House of the Dragon.
Zendaya -- Euphoria
Zendaya is nominated for Best Television Actress - Drama Series for her role as queer teen Rue in Euphoria, for which she has already won two Emmys.
Selena Gomez — Only Murders in the Building
Selena Gomez is up for Best Television Actress - Musical/Comedy Series for playing queer character Mabel Mora in Only Murders in the Building.
Hannah Einbinder — Hacks
Proudly bisexual Hannah Einbinder, who has won two Hollywood Television Critics Association Awards for playing bi comedy writer Ava in Hacks, has earned her second Golden Globe nomination for the role. She's up for Best Supporting Actress - Television Series.
Aubrey Plaza — The White Lotus
The White Lotus has brought bisexual actress Aubrey Plaza has received her first Golden Globe nomination. She's up for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film for playing Harper Spiller.
Evan Peters — Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, the controversial Netflix hit about the serial killer who preyed on gay men, has received four Golden Globe nominations, including one for Evan Peters as Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Niecy Nash — Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Niecy Nash, who has given interviews to The Advocate about her marriage to Jessica Betts, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Dahmer's neighbor Glenda Cleveland, who alerted police to his crimes.
Daniel Craig — Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Glass Onion finds Daniel Craig with his second Golden Globe nomination for playing detective Benoit Blanc, who was revealed to be gay in this year’s sequel to Knives Out. He's up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.