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Queer highlights of the Golden Globes nominations

From Matt Bomer in Fellow Travelers to Annette Bening and Jodie Foster in Nyad, there’s something for every LGBTQ+ viewer in this year’s Golden Globes nominations.

After what most of us in the media and entertainment field lamented might be a lean year for award-worthy flicks, the current crop of Golden Globe nominations has yielded more gems of film and television than perhaps previously thought. The surprise nomination of the year might just be Emerald Fennell’s utterly queer and sordid Saltburn, with an astonishing star turn (complete with nudity) from Barry Keoghan.

Keoghan is up for Best male actor in a film and he’s in the running against Colman Domingo for Rustin and Andrew Scott for All of Us Strangers. It’s a crowded male field this year! And it’s most exciting that gay historical series Fellow Travelers and Matt Bomer are receiving recognition with nods, too. Hunky Charles Melton proves he can act (May December). And yay to Pedro Pascal for The Last of Us!

But we can’t forget our queer female faves! The Margot Robbie-Greta Gerwig box office juggernaut Barbie landed the most nominations — nine — with Robbie getting her fourth GG nomination.

Pleasingly, newly-out singer Billie Eilish gets a nom for her song “What Was I Made For?”, from Barbie. We only wish Kate McKinnon received a nod for her queer-ish Weird Barbie.

@mgmstudios

Some like it wet. Some like it dry. Your call. See Rosamund Pike in Saltburn, in select theaters this Friday and everywhere Thanksgiving

♬ original sound – MGM Studios

Plus, also pinging our gaydar was the always-fabulous Rosamund Pike delivering possibly the most immortal line in Saltburn: “I was a lesbian for a while, you know, but it was all a bit too wet for me in the end…” and thus earns a nod for Best female actor in a supporting role in a film.

Other delights include a stunning portrait of bisexual music genius Leonard Bernstein, and very, very well-deserved nominations for both Annette Bening and Jodie Foster in lesbian endurance swimming epic Nyad. And speaking of double trouble, we were thrilled to see Rachel Weisz receive a nom for her queer gynecologist twins in Dead Ringers. Strange snub? Best film – musical or comedy didn’t actually have a musical in the final selection! However, we were pleased to see both Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks pick up nominations for The Color Purple.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Film

Best film – drama

Anatomy of a Fall
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
The Zone of Interest

Best film – musical or comedy

Air
American Fiction
Barbie
May December
The Holdovers
Poor Things

Best female actor in a film – drama

Annette Bening, Nyad
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Greta Lee, Past Lives
Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla

Best male actor in a film – drama

Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Barry Keoghan, Saltburn
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers

Best female actor in a film – musical or comedy

Alma Pöysti, Fallen Leaves
Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple
Jennifer Lawrence, No Hard Feelings
Natalie Portman, May December
Margot Robbie, Barbie
Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best male actor in a film – musical or comedy

Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario
Timothée Chalamet, Wonka
Matt Damon, Air
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Joaquin Phoenix, Beau Is Afraid
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Best film – animated

The Boy and the Heron
Elemental
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Suzume
The Super Mario Bros Movie
Wish

Best film – non-English language

Anatomy of a Fall
Fallen Leaves
Io Capitano
Past Lives
Society of the Snow
The Zone of Interest

Best female actor in a supporting role in a film

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Julianne Moore, May December
Rosamund Pike, Saltburn
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Best male actor in a supporting role in a film

Willem Dafoe, Poor Things
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Charles Melton, May December
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Best director – film

Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Celine Song, Past Lives
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Greta Gerwig, Barbie
Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon
Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Best screenplay – film

Barbie
Poor Things
Oppenheimer
Killers of the Flower Moon
Past Lives
Anatomy of a Fall

Best original score – film

Poor Things
Oppenheimer
The Zone of Interest
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Boy and the Heron

Best original song – film

Addicted to Romance, She Came to Me
Dance the Night, Barbie
I’m Just Ken, Barbie
Peaches, The Super Mario Bros Movie
Road to Freedom, Rustin
What Was I Made For?, Barbie

Cinematic and box office achievement

Barbie
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Oppenheimer
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
The Super Mario Bros Movie

Television

Best television series – drama

Succession
The Crown
The Diplomat
The Last of Us
1923
The Morning Show

Best television series – musical or comedy

Abbott Elementary
Barry
Jury Duty
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso
The Bear

Best television limited series, anthology series or television film

Beef
Lessons in Chemistry
Daisy Jones and the Six
All the Light We Cannot See
Fellow Travelers
Fargo

Best female actor in a television series – drama

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
Emma Stone, The Curse
Helen Mirren, 1923
Imelda Staunton, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Diplomat
Sarah Snook, Succession

Best male actor in a television series – drama

Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Brian Cox, Succession
Gary Oldman, Slow Horses
Dominic West, The Crown

Best female actor in a television series – musical or comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Elle Fanning, The Great
Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building
Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face
Ayo Edebiri, The Bear

Best male actor in a television series – musical or comedy

Bill Hader, Barry
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Segel, Shrinking
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Best female actor in a television limited series, anthology series or television film

Ali Wong, Beef
Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry
Elizabeth Olsen, Love & Death
Juno Temple, Fargo
Rachel Weisz, Dead Ringers
Riley Keough, Daisy Jones and the Six

Best male actor in television limited series, anthology series or television film

David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Jon Hamm, Fargo
Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers
Sam Claflin, Daisy Jones and the Six
Steven Yeun, Beef
Woody Harrelson, White House Plumbers

Best supporting female actor on television series

Abby Elliott, The Bear
Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
J Smith-Cameron, Succession
Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building

Best supporting male actor on television series

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
James Marsden, Jury Duty
Alan Ruck, Succession
Alexander Skarsgård, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Ebon Moss–Bachrach, The Bear

Best stand-up comedian on television

Chris Rock, Selective Outrage
Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love
Wanda Sykes, I’m an Entertainer
Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais Armageddon
Trevor Noah, Where Was I
Amy Schumer, Emergency Contact

Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns is the Editor-in-Chief of Queer Forty. She is an award-winning journalist, as well as a broadcaster and public speaker. Originally from Sydney, Australia where she began her career in journalism in the 1990s, she is based in New York City where she became the editor-in-chief of Curve Magazine and wrote for a variety of publications including Vanity Fair, Vogue, Slate, and more. Follow on Twitter at @Merryn1

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