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The Many LGBTQ+ Golden Globes Nods Unfortunately Include James Corden

Golden Globes

The 78th Annual Golden Globes nominations are here — and many of them are queer.

Notably, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave love to Schitt's Creek in the category of Best Musical/Comedy Series and nods for its four leads, including out actor Dan Levy. The recognition is significant, as the gay-centered comedy had been snubbed by the ceremony in past years.

In the world of film, Ryan Murphy's The Prom was nominated for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy — although James Corden, whose performance was panned as "gayface" by many critics, was oddly the only actor nominated from the queer musical production.

But there was still much to celebrate in TV inclusion. In Best TV Series – Drama, Netflix's Ratched is up against HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Happily, both of Ratched's out stars, Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon, received nominations as well for their queer roles. Paulson will vie against Jodie Comer, Killing Eve's queer assassin, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.

Other LGBTQ+ highlights from this year's nominees include Hollywood's Jim Parsons, HBO Max’s The Flight AttendantThe Queen's Gambit's Anya Taylor-Joy, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom's Viola Davis, The United States vs. Billie Holiday's Andra Day, The Mauritanian's Jodie Foster, I Care a Lot's Rosamund Pike, and Disney/Pixar's Onward. Best Picture – Foreign Language also featured two queer-centered productions: The Life Ahead and Two Of Us.

There were also some surprises in the lineup. Emily in Paris, from gay creator Darren Star, is more escapist than highbrow fare, but it garnered nods in Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy. Sia's Music was not beloved by critics but also scored two nominations. Likewise, The Undoing, a critically panned but star-studded HBO Max soap, received nods for Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland as well as Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

This year's Globes is also notable for honoring three women, two of whom are people of color, in the category of Best Director, Motion Picture: Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Regina King (One Night in Miami), and Chloé Zhao (Nomadland). However, the Best Picture categories largely snubbed Black-centered productions. Additionally, I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel's searing and lauded HBO drama on sexual abuse (which included a rare storyline from a Black gay survivor), was shut out.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt's Creek
Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Josh O'Connor, The Crown
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Al Pacino, Hunters
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit

Best Director, Motion Picture
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
David Fincher, Mank
Regina King, One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson, Music
Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit
Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Ozark
Ratched

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Bryan Cranston, Your Honor
Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden, The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg, Palm Springs

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto, The Little Things
Bill Murray, On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Midnight Sky
Ludwig Göransson, Tenet
James Newton Howard, News of the World
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mank
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, Soul

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins, Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Jane Levy, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Normal People
The Queen's Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing
Unorthodox

Best Supporting Actor, Television
John Boyega, Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule
Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best Picture, Foreign Language
Another Round
The Life Ahead
La Llorona
Minari
Two of Us

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher, Mank
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best Supporting Actress, Television
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
"Fight for You," Judas and the Black Messiah
"Hear My Voice," The Trial of the Chicago 7
"Is Si (Seen)," The Life Ahead
"Speak Now," One Night in Miami
"Tigress & Tweed," The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Motion Picture, Animated
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

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