QUEER STARS AND FILMS TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS


The upcoming 2016 Golden Globe Awards is going to have a large LGBT presence with queer films ‘Carol’ and ‘The Danish Girl’ both featured prominently in the nominations while a number of LGBT entertainers have also been nominated.

Carol staring Cate Blanchett, a lesbian drama that has been described as ‘the Brokeback Mountain of this generation’ is up for five awards including Best Motion Picture, two nominations in the category for Best Performance by an Actress, Best Director, and Best Original Score.

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The Danish Girl – a historical biopic of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe is up for three awards including a Best Actor nomination for Eddie Redmayne and a Best Actress nomination for Alicia Vikander, while composer Alexandre Desplat’s original score has also been nominated.

Legendary comedian Lily Tomlin’s roles in ‘Grandma’, and ‘Grace and Frankie’ has garnered her two nominations while Sam Smith’s James Bond theme song ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ saw him get a nomination for Best Original Song.

Alan Cumming who will be performing at the Tropical Fruits NYE Festival in Lismore this month is also up for an award for his role in The Good Wife, while television shows Orange is the New Black and Transparent are both up for awards.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2016 Golden Globe Awards will be held on 10 January.