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Golden Globes Nominations Include Bisexual and Gender Bending Characters and Ladies we Love

Golden Globes Nominations Include Bisexual and Gender Bending Characters and Ladies we Love

Awards’ season is well on its way with the Golden Globe nominations coming out on Thursday, and there are plenty of LGBT, queer adjacent or just ladies we love in the mix of nominees. Kate Winslet, Rooney Mara, Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Charlize Theron, Laura Dern, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Angelina Jolie and more have scored nominations.

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Awards’ season is well on its way with the Golden Globe nominations coming out on Thursday, and there are plenty of LGBT, queer adjacent or just ladies we love in the mix of nominees.

Here's a breakdown:

For her passion project Albert Nobbs, in which she plays a woman living as a man to survive in 19th century Britain, Glenn Close earned a best actress nod. She’ll face off with Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin, Viola Davis for The Help and Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Because the Globes divvies up the nominations into drama and comedy Mara, who plays bisexual hacker extraordinaire Lisbeth Salander, slipped in with a nod where she hasn’t really topped the critics’ awards lists thus far, which is really exciting.

The best actress in a motion picture comedy of musical category is jam packed with amazing women including Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet for Carnage (one of two nominations for Winslet), Charlize Theron as the raging alcoholic and solipsist in the Diablo Cody penned Young Adult, Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids and Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn. Labeling My Week with Marilyn a musical is a bit of a stretch but okay…

Also nominated for her gender-bending role in Albert Nobbs is master thespian Janet McTeer in the best supporting actress in a motion picture category. She’s joined by “It Girl” of the year Jessica Chastain for The Help, Octavia Spencer for The Help, Berenice Bejo for The Artist and Shailene Woodley for The Descendants.

On the television front, Golden Globe and Emmy winner for The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies landed another nod for best actress in a TV drama. Joining Margulies are Homeland’s Claire Danes, Mireille Enos for The Killing, Callie Thorne for Necessary Roughness and best of all if you’re a fan of the show – Madeleine Stowe for her campy, wicked turn as the hateful matriarch in Revenge.

Meanwhile the comedy category is loaded with stalwarts including Laura Dern for the freshman HBO series Enlightened, Tina Fey for 30 Rock, Laura Linney for The Big C, Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation and Zooey Deschanel for New Girl.

For best actress in a mini-series and made-for-TV movie Emmy winner Kate Winslet landed a nomination for her epic role as the titular character in HBO’s Mildred Pierce. Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern is also nominated along with Romola Garai for the BBC’s The Hour, Diane Lane for Cinema Verite and Emily Watson for Appropriate Adult.

Openly bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood scored a nod for best supporting actress in a series, mini-series of TV movie, playing the hateful daughter Veda in Mildred Pierce. The fairly erratic category due to its breadth also includes Jessica Lange for American Horror Story, Sofia Vergara for Modern Family, Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey and Kelly MacDonald for Boardwalk Empire.

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey landed a nomination in the foreign film category.

Also of note, Glenn Close landed a songwriting nomination for penning the lyrics to the Sinead O’Connor sung “Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs.

The Golden Globes will air on January 15.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.