The Golden Globes nominations list came out of its flaxen closet yesterday, and there’s some good gay-interest picks to be had.
Over in the best-actor category, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Leo DiCaprio for his role as a closet-case bully pink-tinged J. Edgar. Lacking, though, was a nod for co-star Armie Hammer, who got a SAG nom as Hoover’s “confidante.”
In what may be the first time an NC-17 film has been honored, Shame‘s Michael Fassbender also scored for playing a Manhattan sex addict who, in the throes of anguish, goes on a crazy sex bender. It’s mostly straight banging, but he does gets a hummer from an anonymous male partner.
In the ladies’ acting arena, lesbian icon Jodie Foster was recognized for her role in Carnage. Then there’s nods for Glenn Close and Janet McTeer, who play cross-dressers in Albert Nobbs, and Rooney Mara, who plays ambibisexual and androgynous in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Other gay-interest nominees include The Skin I Live In, Beginners, Glee and Modern Family.
In music, Elton John, along with co-writer Bernie Taupin, scored a nod for best song in a motion picture for “Hello, Hello” in the animated Gnomeo and Juliet. Madonna’s second feature film W.E.—though largely panned by critics—will be competing with Elton in the best song category for “Masterpiece,” written by Madge along with Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry. This isn’t Madonna’s first grab at the globes—she won for Evita back in 1997.
Oh, and it’s the 69th Annual Golden Globes, and that number is kinda gay. So there’s that too.