The nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday, and there were several LGBTQ and queer-adjacent nods across film and television with Rocketman, Pain and Glory, Killing Eve, and The Politician each scoring two or more nominations.
There were also several out actors who were nominated. While the nominations celebrate LGBTQ representation, the lack of nominations for people of color in outstanding roles like Zendaya in Euphoria and Regina King in Watchmen is notable. And in a year rife with extraordinary films from women directors, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association failed to nominated Greta Gerwig for Little Women, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers, Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Marielle Heller for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Still, progress around LGBTQ visibility deserves to be celebrated — and GLAAD praised the recognition in a statement. "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 Foreign Press Association,” GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media Jeremy Blacklow said. “Well-deserved nominations for several LGBTQ roles, as well as for out actors Billy Porter, Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, and Andrew Scott, provide a reason to celebrate and a reminder for how audiences and critics alike support and applaud authentic LGBTQ storytelling.”
Below, see the LGBTQ and adjacent nominees.
Ben Platt, for his role as Payton Hobart in Netflix's The Politician, was nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical. Platt recently came out as gay, and his character, Payton, is notable as a bisexual lead in this Ryan Murphy-produced series.
The Politician scored a nomination in Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical. The Netflix series, produced by Ryan Murphy, centers on several LGBTQ characters vying for power in a wealthy high school in Santa Barbara, Calif., including a character played by gay actor Ben Platt, who also received a Golden Globe nod.
Fleabag received three nominations at the Golden Globes: Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Andrew Scott). In addition to prominently featuring Scott, a gay actor, as the "hot priest" this season, Waller-Bridge's series is a funny and moving take on navigating life, love, and sex as a woman in her 30s.
Greta Gerwig's Little Women — the queerest and most feminist interpretation yet of the beloved story by Louisa May Alcott — received nominations in two categories: Best Original Score and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Saoirse Ronan's Jo March.
Jennifer Lopez had queer hearts aflutter as Ramona, the stripper and hustler who took Destiny (Constance Wu) under her wing — and in the fold of her fur coat. The HFPA was also moved, giving her a nomination in Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.
Margot Robbie is a standout in Bombshell, the film about sexual harassment at Fox News; without giving away spoilers, she is a compelling reason for LGBTQ folks to watch it. The HFPA agreed, honoring Robbie with a nomination in Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.