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January 13, 2015

Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, Jodie Foster also get Dorian Award nods - George Takei to get 'Timeless' award

The morning after the Golden Globe Awards were held, many of the night's winners and nominees nabbed Dorian Award nods.

The Gay and Lesbian Critics Association gave a leading five nominations to the film Birdman which was a surprising loser to The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Globes.

Also earning five nominations was the Amazon series Transparent which won Globes for TV comedy and best actor in a comedy (Jeffrey Tambor).

January 12, 2015

Says in speech: 'To the generation that we lost and the people we continue to lose to this disease, I just want to say we love you, we remember you'

Matt Bomer won his first Golden Globe Award on Sunday for his performance as a man dying of AIDS in the HBO drama The Normal Heart.

Bomer portrayed New York Times reporter Felix Turner in the film based on the play by Larry Kramer about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City.

'Larry Kramer, thank you for your anger and your passion and writing this story that changed so many lives,' Bomer said.

January 12, 2015

Creator dedicates show's award to late trans teen Leelah Alcorn

The Amazon series Transparent won a the Golden Globe Award for best TV comedy on Sunday and its star, Jeffrey Tambor, won for best actor.

Tambor, who plays a father of three transitioning at the age of 70, said the role has helped him get to know 'more of Jeffrey that I've ever known in my entire life.''

'I'd like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community,' he said in his speech. 'Thank you for your courage, I thank you for your inspiration, thank you for your patience, thank you for letting us be part of the change.'

January 6, 2015

'Straight-washing'?: Gay rights banner was removed from the American version of the DVD cover

Pride director Matthew Warchus has said he does not mind the removal of gay content from the US DVD cover of the film.

His Golden Globe-nominated film is about a group of London gay and lesbian activists in Margaret Thatcher's Britain who champion a group of striking miners.

On the back image of the DVD sleeve, 'London-based group of gay and lesbian activists' on the blurb was changed to 'London-based activists'. The gay rights banner was also removed.

November 21, 2014

To follow Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall in current Broadway production

Move over bitches, John Cameron Mitchell is stepping into the platform shoes of Hedwig again.

Mitchell is set to step into the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway after Michael C. Hall completes his run on 18 January.

He co-created the role of a transgender punk rocker, debuted it Off-Broadway in 1998 and later starred in a 2001 feature film.

The current Broadway production has been a smash since it opened in the spring with Neil Patrick Harris in the role.

January 16, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club stars had been criticized for their Golden Globe acceptance speeches

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto didn't miss their opportunity this time.

After their Golden Globe wins last Sunday, they became the target of critics who felt the two Dallas Buyers Club stars had blew an opportunity to say something meaningful about the AIDS crisis during which their film is set.

But their statements today after being nominated for Academy Awards are more thoughtful of mindful of the film's subject matter.

January 13, 2014

'I never expected it, I never even dreamed of it'

Jared Leto won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday (12 January) for his performance in the AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club - the actor's first movie in nearly six years.

Leto took home the prize for his portrayal of a transgender woman named Rayon who is dying from AIDS.

'To the Rayons of the world, thanks for the inspiration,' Leto told the star-studded crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

January 17, 2013

Modern Family, American Horror Story among winners in TV categories

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association on Wednesday (16 January) announced the winners of the group's annual Dorian Awards which honor the best in film and television of 2012.

Argo, which has gained Oscar momentum after Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award wins, was voted Film of the Year by GALECA. Oscar front-runners Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway won the Performance of the Year prizes for Lincoln and Les Miserables, respectively.

August 24, 2012

True Blood actress forced to explain joke about Miley Cyrus's new haircut after Twitter backlash

US actress Evan Rachel Wood insists she doesn't judge people by their looks after a gag about Miley Cyrus's 'gay' haircut sparked a backlash from fans on Twitter.

The Hanna Montana star made headlines after losing her trademark locks for a short pixie crop.

The radical new look also caught the attention of bisexual Golden Globe nominated Wood, who tweeted: 'I called it! Miley Cyrus is leaning toward gay.'

Her comment didn't go down well with Cyrus fans, however, who launched an attack on the True Blood star.

February 20, 2012

Oscar front-runner says: 'Maybe I should always play gay people'

There is not expected to be very much suspense at the Academy Awards Sunday when it comes to the category of best suppprting actor.

Christopher Plummer is a sure a shoo-in for the award as there has been in years for his performance as a gay man in Beginners.

The 82-year-old star has won virtually ever acting award leading up to the Oscars including the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG Award, Critics Choice Award and more than a dozen other prizes.

January 24, 2012

Christopher Plummer's role as gay man nominated for Oscar but shame for Michael Fassbender.

Christopher Plummer has received another award nomination for his role as an elderly gay man in Beginners, but this time it's for Hollywood's most coveted statuette, the Oscar.

The Canadian actor is up for a gong in the best supporting actor category and is up against Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte and Max von Sydow.

January 20, 2012

Sir Elton John's husband, Furnish, praises 'great artist' after Golden Globe Madonna comments

David Furnish has tried to clear up any misconceptions regarding his criticism of Madonna's Golden Globe win in a statement on his Facebook page.

Describing the fight as a 'tempest in a teapot', Furnish went on to write: 'My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion.

January 19, 2012

Elton John's husband continues his tirade against pop star's award victory

Canadian director David Furnish has questioned the integrity of the Golden Globes following his husband Sir Elton John's defeat at the hands of Madonna.

Sir Elton lost out on the award for Best Original Song to Madonna, who took home the prize for her ballad Masterpiece from the film WE.

The New York Post has quoted Furnish as saying: 'I think it was a fluke. When this happens you have to question the integrity of the awards. Did Madonna get the Golden Globe because she attended the awards and agreed to be a presenter?