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A Look At The Record Number Of LGBTQ+ Nominations At The 2023 Golden Globes

The 2023 Golden Globes.

The Golden Globe Awards are coming up and this year they have a record number of LGBTQ+ nominees!

This year, we have a reason to truly celebrate. With an unprecedented milestone in terms of LGBTQ+ representation in the entertainment industry, on the eve of the Golden Globe Awards, it is clear that our fight for diversity and acceptance has not been in vain. We can take pride in knowing that those voices are being heard and having a tremendous impact. As we witness these times of celebration, we understand even more how important representation is and use this as motivation to continue advocating for these vital messages. But not everything has always been perfect with the Golden Globes.

The Cancellation Of The 2022 Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association logo.

The Golden Globe Awards have been a fixture in televisions and awards ceremonies for the past 26 years. And yet, 2022 was different. Controversy and mounting questions about the lack of diversity and inclusivity of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association alongside allegations of financial corruption reached a boiling point, which seemed to leave NBC with no option but to cancel their coverage of the awards entirely. Thankfully, swift reforms were made that opened membership to more Black voices, allowing the HFPA to restore enough trust for NBC to bring back their coverage of the well-loved ceremony. It just goes to show that with positive change can often come rapid results.

“We recognize the HFPA’s commitment to ongoing change and look forward to welcoming back the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark 80th anniversary in January 2023,” Frances Berwick, NBC Universal Television and Streaming’s Chairman of Entertainment Networks, said in a statement.

That said, movie and TV lovers won’t want to miss out on the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2023. As well as celebrating extraordinary nominees and their remarkable achievements, attendees can expect to be wowed by a night full of incredible performances and stunning fashion. This is an event that will go above and beyond honoring award-winning contributions in film and television. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this special evening!

A Record-breaking Number Of LGBTQ+ Golden Globe Nominees

This year, the talent and contributions of members of the LGBTQ+ community, and LGBTQ-centered stories, have been celebrated and recognized, with many nominees being awarded for their outstanding achievements. It’s undeniable that this visibility has played a large role in bringing about positive change in the entertainment world. As we prepare to celebrate those nominees on an incredible night, let’s take a moment to look at the extraordinary list of talented LGBTQ+ individuals and other remarkable nominees below.

What Are The 2023 Golden Globe Nominations?

After a thrilling year of television and film, the 2023 Golden Globe Awards are finally here and we can’t wait to witness which projects and individuals will receive the much sought-after recognition. From dramatic masterpieces to hilarious comedies, there’s no doubt that this year’s list of nominees is packed with outstanding talent. Now, all we can do is hold our breath as we anticipate who will be honored on this special night.

The 2023 Golden Globe TV Nominees

This year, an exciting selection of actors and TV shows have been nominated in the many categories of the Golden Globes. From captivating comedies to riveting dramas, check out the list of incredible nominees for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in television below:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—Musical or Comedy

Only Murders in the Building poster.

  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—Musical or Comedy

  • Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
  • Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
  • Jean Smart, Hacks (LGBTQ-inclusive program)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—Drama

  • Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
  • Kevin Costner, Yellowstone
  • Diego Luna, Andor
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Adam Scott, Severance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—Drama

Non-binary actor Emma D’Arcy in House of the Dragon.

  • Emma D’Arcy, House of the Dragon (LGBTQ+ nominee and LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Imelda Staunton, The Crown
  • Hilary Swank, Alaska Daily
  • Zendaya, Euphoria (LGBTQ-inclusive program)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Taron Egerton, Black Bird
  • Colin Firth, The Staircase
  • Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Evan Peters, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Sebastian Stan, Pam and Tommy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jessica Chastain, George and Tammy
  • Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
  • Lily James, Pam and Tommy
  • Julia Roberts, Gaslit
  • Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Best Television Series Drama

Better Call Saul poster.

  • Better Call Saul (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • The Crown
  • House of the Dragon (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Ozark
  • Severance

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Black Bird
  • Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Pam and Tommy
  • The Dropout
  • The White Lotus: Sicily (LGBTQ-inclusive program)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series

Bisexual actress Hannah Einbinder in Hacks.

  • Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
  • Hannah Einbinder, Hacks (LGBTQ+ nominee and LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Janelle James, Abbott Elementary (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary (LGBTQ-inclusive program)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Queer actress Aubrey Plaza in The White Lotus.

  • Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Claire Danes, Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones, Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Niecy Nash-Betts, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus (LGBTQ+ nominee and LGBTQ-inclusive program)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
  • Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
  • Richard Jenkins, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Seth Rogen, Pam and Tommy

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Abbott Elementary poster.

  • Abbott Elementary (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • The Bear
  • Hacks (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Only Murders in the Building (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Wednesday

The 2023 Golden Globe Films Nominees

It’s also time to celebrate the outstanding films, actresses, and actors of the year as we look forward to the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in Films. With popular blockbusters, innovative independent productions, and captivating performances from some of our favorite stars, this year’s list of nominees is full of creative excellence and inspiring talent. Check out the list of the nominees for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards in Films below:

Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery poster.

  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Triangle of Sadness

Best Motion Picture—Drama

  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Elvis
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Motion Picture—Foreign Language

  • RRR (India)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
  • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
  • Close (Belgium)
  • Decision to Leave (South Korea)

Best Screenplay—Motion Picture

Tár poster.

  • Todd Field, Tár (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh
  • Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Best Original Song—Motion Picture

  • “Carolina,” Taylor Swift (“Where the Crawdads Sing”)
  • “Ciao Papa,” Guillermo del Toro & Roeban Katz (“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”)
  • “Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga and Bloodpop (“Top Gun: Maverick”) (LGBTQ+ nominee)
  • “Lift Me Up,” Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
  • “Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj (“RRR”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Everything Everywhere All At Once poster.

  • Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brad Pitt, Babylon
  • Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
  • Carey Mulligan, She Said

Best Actor in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy

  • Diego Calva, Babylon
  • Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Adam Driver, White Noise
  • Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Menu

Best Motion Picture—Animated

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Turning Red

Best Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama

Openly queer actor Jeremy Pope in The Inspection.

  • Austin Butler, Elvis
  • Brendan Fraser, The Whale
  • Hugh Jackman, The Son
  • Bill Nighy, Living
  • Jeremy Pope, The Inspection (LGBTQ+ nominee)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama

  • Cate Blanchett, TAR (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
  • Viola Davis, The Woman King
  • Ana de Armas, Blonde
  • Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy

  • Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
  • Margot Robbie, Babylon
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu
  • Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You Leo Grande
  • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once (LGBTQ-inclusive program)

Best Director—Motion Picture

  • James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once (LGBTQ-inclusive program)
  • Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking
  • Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
  • John Williams, The Fabelmans
  • Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Eddie Murphy To Receive The Cecil B. Demille Award

Eddie Murphy is set to receive one of the highest honors in Hollywood, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, recognizing not only his tremendous talent as an actor but also his significant contribution throughout his career. From comedies to dramas, and even musicals, Eddie Murphy has consistently left a lasting impression across all genres - making him one of the most iconic figures in the film industry.

New Recognition For Openly Gay Innovator And Ambassador Ryan Murphy (LGBTQ Nominee)

Openly gay director, screenwriter and producer Ryan Murphy.

Photo by Dominick Dusseault/iDominick Visual Media

I am so proud to announce that five-time Golden Globe Award winner, Ryan Murphy, is the recipient of this year’s Carol Burnett Award. For over two decades, Ryan Murphy has been a leader in advancing LGBTQ+ representation on television. His legacy as a director, screenwriter, and producer will inspire creatives for generations to come. This honor recognizes his commitment to making strides for equality and shows the transformative potential of art. Congratulations to Ryan Murphy for being honored with the prestigious Carol Burnett Award!

Who Are The Starts Attending The 2023 Golden Globes?

The upcoming Golden Globes ceremony is set to be a star-studded night, featuring a diverse and brilliant array of talent!

The Evening’s Headlining Hosts

The 2023 Golden Globes host Jerrod Carmichael.

The ceremony is an event to be celebrated for the presence of some of the biggest names in entertainment. Jerrod Carmichael will headline the festivities and breathe life into the night with his humor, while nominees Ana de Armas (Blonde), Niecy Nash-Betts (Reno 911!), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once) join him to create a truly unforgettable evening, alongside:

  • Billy Porter (Pose)
  • Ana Gasteyer (Happiest Season)
  • Colman Domingo (Fear The Walking Dead, Euphoria)
  • Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Loot)
  • Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black, But I’m A Cheerleader)
  • Nicole Byer (The Great North)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill)
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G.)

Other Stars Attending The Ceremony

Ana de Armas, Justin Long, and Steven Spielberg are among the confirmed attendees while Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps are likely to join them. But there’s still some speculation regarding whether Daniel Craig might show up.

What’s particularly remarkable is that S.S Rajamouli, NTR Jr., and Ram Charan will be making their first trip to the United States for the occasion, as their movie “RRR” has become India’s all-time most popular movie since its release last year, and is nominated in the Best Motion Picture—Foreign Language category.

Don’t Miss The 2023 Golden Globe Awards - Tuesday, January 10th!

The Golden Globe Awards will take place on Tuesday, January 10th, and will be broadcasted on NBC and streamed on Peacock at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT.

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