Golden Opportunity: What to Look for at the Golden Globe Awards

by HRC Staff

HRC is proud to call so many Golden Globe nominees longtime HRC supporters and leaders in the fight for LGBTQ equality.

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The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday features a number of groundbreaking stories about LGBTQ people and celebrates the LGBTQ actors and allies who brought them to the screen. The award show will be hosted by Seth Meyers, a longtime advocate who received the HRC Equality Award last year.  

All eyes will be on the red carpet, as many actors have confirmed they will be wearing all black as a show of solidarity with the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.  

Last year, several other noted LGBTQ people and allies were nominated and the groundbreaking film “Moonlight” made history when it won for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

Here’s who could make history this year:

  • Emma Stone and Steve Carell are nominated for their roles in “Battle of the Sexes,” a film depicting the life of out athlete and longtime HRC supporter Billie Jean King. King, honored by HRC with a National Equality Award in 2006, spoke at last year’s HRC National Dinner.
  • Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, the Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman” tells the story of the struggles of a young transgender woman after her partner suddenly dies. The film stars Daniela Vega, a transgender actor and lyrical singer.
  • Will & Grace,” which has been critical to changing hearts and minds around LGBTQ issues, is nominated for Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy. Cast member Eric McCormack is nominated for his role in the series. HRC was proud to be featured in the premiere of the series’ reboot with a special cameo.
  • “Call Me By Your Name,” a coming-of-age story featuring a same-sex relationship, is nominated in three categories, including Best Motion Picture - Drama.
  • Meryl Streep, honored by HRC with an Ally for Equality Award last year, is nominated for her role in “The Post,” a movie in which she plays Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major newspaper in the U.S.  
  • Allison Janney, an ally and HRC supporter, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in “I, Tonya.”
  • Richard Jenkins received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Giles, a gay man in the fantasy film “The Shape of Water.”
  • Ryan Murphy’s “FEUD: Bette and Joan” received four nominations, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Susan Sarandon, a longtime ally, is also nominated, alongside “FEUD” co-star Jessica Lange.

HRC is proud to call so many of these nominees longtime HRC supporters and leaders in the fight for LGBTQ equality, and we wish them the best of luck. The Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.