Quite a Few Friends of HRC Up for Golden Globes!
December 19, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary
Last week the Hollywood Foreign Press Association released the list of nominations for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. And this year, a number of folks who have used their voice to fight for equality have been nominated.
Sally Field is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her role as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Earlier this year Sally received HRC’s Ally for Equality Award, and gave an incredible acceptance speech at our National Dinner in Washington, DC.
She’s joined in that category by Anne Hathaway, who was honored a few years ago at our Los Angeles dinner. She spoke about her gay brother and being proud to be a part of the HRC family. This year she’s been nominated for her work in Les Miserables.
Bryan Cranston, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama Series for Breaking Bad, participated in a video this year for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. We should note that Breaking Bad was also nominated for Best Television Drama Series. Again.
Julianna Margulies, up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama Series for The Good Wife, also spoke out for marriage equality this year, as part of HRC’s successful New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.
So did Julianne Moore, who’s been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Game Change. Julianne has been an incredible friend to HRC and ally for equality over the years, and received Ally for Equality Award at our 2001 New York Dinner.
Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee, who have both received HRC’s Equality Award, are up for Best Director – Spielberg for Lincoln, and Lee for Life of Pi.
And of course the entire cast of Modern Family, longtime allies both of the LGBT equality movement and of HRC, are up for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Soon Jessie Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, will be having dinner in Los Angeles with the winner of an HRC sweepstakes!
So many openly-LGBT and ally actors have been recognized, and we’re excited to see who wins! Congratulations to all the nominees!
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