LGBTQ Artists Honored At 78th Golden Globe Awards

Photo of the Golden Globe Award
(image via Hollywood Foreign Press Association)

There was definitely some good stuff last night at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards.

Queer women, actresses and roles, did really well throughout the evening.

Gillian Anderson took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Crown.

The very next category, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Supporting Role, went to out actress Jodie Foster who accepted the award for her work in the political thriller The Mauritanian, sitting with her wife wearing matching pajamas.

While those Supporting Actress statues went to out actresses, the two Lead Actress film awards went to straight actresses playing queer characters.

Rosamund Pike scored the Best Actress in a Comedy honor for her role as lesbian scammer Marla Grayson in I Care a Lot. And Andra Day (who I adore) won for Best Actress in a Drama for playing Blues legend Billie Holiday in Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday becoming only the second Black woman to win the award in the history of the Golden Globes.

Schitt’s Creek, whose sixth season was honored with nominations in five categories, won for Comedy Series and for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Catherine O’Hara. Co-creator and series star Dan Levy accepted the award for Comedy Series and in his acceptance called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for lack of diversity among the nominees.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (which I didn’t care for) won Best Musical or Comedy, and Nomadland (which I loved) won the award for Best Drama along with a statue for Best Director for Chloe Zhao. She is the first woman to win the award since Barbara Streisand won for directing Yentl in 1983.

And speaking of diversity, the week before the awards ceremony a news report found that out of the 87 members of the HFPA, there are zero Black journalists.

Throughout the evening, folks took the HFPA to task for that eyebrow raising factoid. And good for them for doing so.

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