We are not only in the golden age of television, we are in the gay age of television.
Never before has there be so much representation of gay perspectives on the small screen, and nowhere is that more apparent than this year’s Emmy nominations which were announced today.
We’ve compiled a breakdown of all the nominated shows and movies that feature gay story lines, as well as actors and actresses nominated for portraying LGBT characters.
Clearly, Orange is the New Black and The Normal Heart help stack the deck, but it’s also interesting to note that four out of the six nominated drama series feature LGBT representation in some form or another.
Also an important first this year: Laverne Cox makes history by being the first trans actress up to win a statue. Get it, girl.
Among the snubs: nothing for HBO’s queer dramedy Looking. Still, all in all, it’s an impressive array.
Outstanding comedy series:
Orange is the New Black
Supporting actor in a comedy series:
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Guest actor in a comedy series
Nathan Lane, “Pepper” on Modern Family
Guest actress in a comedy series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black
Natasha Lyonne, Orange is the New Black
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Lead actor in a drama series
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (you know, that scene)
The Normal Heart
Lead actor in a miniseries/movie
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Supporting actor in a miniseries/movie
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart