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Golden Globe nods announced; LGBTQ shows, characters and actors included
2021-02-03

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Nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards—which honor the best in television and film—were announced Feb. 3.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts of the event for a fourth time. The Golden Globes will take place (in person and/or virtually) Sunday, Feb. 28, on NBC.

According to CNN, Netflix led in both television and film nominations, including the drama Mank, which led with six nods. The Trial of the Chicago 7 followed with five nominations.

In the television categories, Netflix's The Crown led with six nods, followed by last year's award show darling, the comedy Schitt's Creek, with five.

LGBTQ media-advocacy organization GLAAD issued a press release noting that Schitt's Creek and The Prom were among the nominees. (Both are among GLAAD Media Award nominees this year.)

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— 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 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.

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 nominated from The Prom.

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 debuts Friday, Feb. 12. And LGBTQ actress Jodie Foster was nominated for Best Supporting Actress—Motion Picture, for The Mauritanian.

Incidentally, 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.

Deadline noted some notable snubs and surprises. Tom Hanks received no nods for his roles in Greyhound and News of the World, but Al Pacino was, for his role in the Amazon series Hunters; and director Spike Lee wasn't nominated for his universally acclaimed film Da 5 Bloods. Also, Netflix blockbuster Bridgerton wasn't nominated, and neither was Meryl Streep. Also, the Christopher Nolan-directed blockbuster thriller Tenet was only nominated for Best Original Score.

Chadwick Boseman—who died last year at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer—received a posthumous nomination for his role Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

TV pioneer Norman Lear will receive the Carol Burnett Award for his lifetime of achievement and actress/activist Jane Fonda will be presented the Cecil B. deMille Award for her outstanding contributions to the industry.


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