Schitt’s Creek, coming off its perfect sweep at the Emmys, was nominated for Best Musical/Comedy Series. And Ryan Murphy’s The Prom was nominated for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, when the nominations were announced Wednesday morning for the 78th Annual Golden Globes. Both Schitt’s Creek and The Prom center LGBTQ stories and are nominated for GLAAD Media Awards this year.
Netflix’s Ratched was nominated for Best TV Series – Drama, as was HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Queer stars Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon, were both nominated for Ratched as well, for the lead role as Mildred Ratchet for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, the supporting role of Gwendolyn Briggs in Best Supporting Actress – Television, respectively.
Paulson will be up against past Globe winner Jodie Comer, who was nominated again for her role as a queer assassin as Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama for BBC America’s Killing Eve. (although her co-star, Sandra Oh, was not nominated this year)
HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, which has two major gay characters (one played by out actor T.R. Knight), was nominated for Best Musical/Comedy series.
Jim Parsons and Dan Levy were both nominated and will go up against each other in Best Supporting Actor – Television. Parsons for Hollywood and Levy for Schitt’s Creek. All of Levy’s Emmy winning co-stars, his dad Eugene, Catherine O’Hara, and Annie Murphy, were also nominated for Globes this year.
Viola Davis and Andra Day were both nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for playing historical LGBTQ musician roles; Davis for playing Ma Rainey in Netflix’s adaptation of playwright August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Day for playing Billie Holiday in Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
Rosamund Pike was nominated for playing a queer character in Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for Netflix’s I Care a Lot, which finally drops on February 12th, after making the film festival rounds. And Jodie Foster was nominated for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, for The Mauritanian.
James Corden was nominated for his somewhat controversial role in playing a gay man in The Prom, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. He was the only actor from the star-studded The Prom nominated. Corden was criticized by some in the LGBTQ community for what has been called over-the-top stereotypes in his performance.
Music, a film from bisexual singer Sia, that has been seen by very few people so far, was a surprise nomination for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy. Music will drop on February 10th.
Onward, which featured Lena Waithe voicing a small queer role, but confirming on-screen that her character had a girlfriend, was nominated for Best Picture – Animated.
Two LGBTQ-inclusive films, The Life Ahead and Two Of Us, were nominated for Best Picture – Foreign Language. The former, a GLAAD Media Award nominee from Italy, features a transgender actress, Abril Zamora, playing a trans character in a leading role. The latter, from France, features a love story between two older women.
The Globes made history by nominating three female directors in the film Directing category for the first time; Regina King for One Night in Miami, Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, and Chloe Zhao for Nomadland.
Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live coast to coast on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT on NBC. Poehler will host the awards show from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where the Golden Globes are typically held, while Fey will be set up in The Rainbow Room, which is inside NBC’s corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Jane Fonda will receive this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award and Norman Lear will be awarded the Carol Burnett Award.