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Both Real And Fictional LGBTQ People Will Be In The Spotlight At This Year's Golden Globes

No one will miss to see LGBTQ people at Golden Globes, including both performers and characters, who were formerly ostracized for their sexual orientation.

Dr. Cooney Blades
Jan 10, 202332 Shares1156 Views
No one will miss to see LGBTQ people at Golden Globes, including both performers and characters, who were formerly ostracized for their sexual orientation.
Jerrod Carmichael ("Rothaniel"), the breakthrough homosexual comic of the year, will welcome viewers when the curtains rise on Tuesday's annual presentation. Several of the night's most nominated works contain LGBTQ performers or fictitious gay characters, like the sciencefiction dramedy "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and the psychological thriller "Tár."
The evening will culminate with a lifetime achievement award being given to homosexual television writer and producer Ryan Murphy, who is likely best known for co-creating the shows "Glee," "Pose," and the "American Horror Story" series.
This year does definitely feel like a full-on celebration of queer talent. It sort of makes you feel like we’re everywhere — and the Golden Globes are right to have noticed that.- James Kleinmann, The Queer Review

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Notable Nominees

A year after the Golden Globes were dogged by claims that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association voting bloc lacked diversity, the evening was marked by a rise in LGBTQ participation. Last year, because of the uproar, NBC decided not to air the awards show.
Emmy nominees Zendaya (who plays a troubled queer high school student on HBO's "Euphoria"), Jeremy Pope (who plays a young gay man who joins the Marines during the "don't ask, don't tell" era in Elegance Bratton's "The Inspection"), and nonbinary actor Emma D'Arcy (who stars in HBO's "Game of Thrones" prequel, "House of the Dragon") all
Lukas Dhont, a homosexual Belgian filmmaker, has a decent shot of winning best non-English-language picture for his coming-of-age narrative "Close," which follows two friends who are pulled apart by social pressure.
Even if they don't take home any hardware, candidates like "Abbott Elementary," "Severance," "Babylon," and othersprove that popular comedy, intellectual programming, and high-budget spectacles can and should include LGBT narrative lines of varying degrees.
The increase in LGBTQ representation in Hollywood over the last decade correlates with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's support of gay themes and artists.
Kleinmann has stated that he is "most excited" about the nominations for this year's awards due to the number of LGBTQ actors nominated for roles that are explicitly queer. One such example is Hannah Einbinder's nomination for best supporting actress for her role in the HBO drama comedy series "Hacks." He also justified the use of heterosexual actors to depict gay characters.
As long as you’ve got an emotionally intelligent actor who has a grasp of the human experience as a whole then there’s no reason why they can’t play these roles.- Kleinmann

Queer Films Growth

In a study on diversity in cinema issued last month, LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD found that the number of films that include LGBTQ characters has increased by 50% over the previous decade. More over 20%, or 17 of 66 theatrically released films by a major studio in 2021, had at least one LGBTQ character.
The survey did point out that not everyone in the LGBTQ community benefitted from the increased visibility, with homosexual men's roles being the most prominent in popular media. From the 17 films produced by major studios, 11 (or 69%) included homosexual male characters, 4 (25%), featured lesbian characters, and 2 (13%), featured bisexual characters.
The number of gay and lesbian candidates for this year's Golden Globes is impressive, yet many of the most talked-about honors go to presumably heterosexual performers portraying queer roles.
Cate Blanchett, who is a leading candidate for best actress in a motion picture drama, stars as a fictitious, world-famous lesbian orchestra conductor in the film "Tár," for which she received three nods. Best actor nominees include Brendan Fraser and Daniel Craig for their portrayal of gay characters in "The Whale" and "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery," respectively.
And in "The White Lotus," a show that has been nominated four times for its exciting second season, there are a number of queer characters, the most notable of whom is played by the renowned British actor Tom Hollander, who has never identified as anything other than heterosexual.

Final Words

The number of gay and lesbian nominations for this year's Golden Globes is impressive, yet many of the most talked-about honors go to presumably straight performers portraying queer roles.
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