The Golden Globe nominations are out this morning (6 December) and there are a lot of LGBTI contenders.
The awards ceremony celebrates outstanding achievements in film and television and is airing 7 January 2019.
Vying for the coveted Best Motion Picture award are Black Panther, A Star is Born, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Bohemian Rhapsody is about the band Queen and the story leans heavily into the life of bisexual frontman Freddie Mercury.
Rami Malek, who plays Mercury, is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story tops the list of nominations in the Television Series or Program category, with four in total.
It features Darren Criss, who plays an openly gay serial killer. It also features Ricky Martin.
A Star is Born features actress Lady Gaga, as well as Drag Race queens Willam and Shangela. Lady Gaga’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture and Bradley Cooper for the same in the male category.
The pair are nominated for their song Shallow, which features heavily in the film. Cooper’s also up for Best Directer in a Motion Picture.
The Favourite, starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, is about the Queen’s same-sex relationships with two women. It could take home five awards in total.
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Lucas Hedges is up for his portrayal of a young gay men in gay conversion therapy, in the movie Boy Erased.
The film is also up for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, for the song Revelations by gay singer Troye Sivan.
Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Pose – about the ball scene in New York – is also up for a couple of awards. One of the show’s stars Billy Porter is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. The second nomination is for Best Television Series.
Gay actor Ben Whishaw could take home a Golden Globe for A Very English Scandal.
Killing Eve, which includes a same-sex storyline, is up for Best Television Series, as well as Sandra Oh for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.
Will & Grace star Debra Messing is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? might take home two awards. The main character Melissa McCarthy plays is a lesbian.
Crazy Rich Asians, which includes a gay Asian character, is up for two Golden Globe Awards.
Charlize Theron is up for an award for Tully, which features a bisexual mom.
Kristen Bell’s character in The Good Place is bisexual – she’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. The show’s also up for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
In the Best Foreign Language Motion Picture category, Belgium film Girl is about a trans woman trying to become a dancer. The actress who plays the trans woman is cisgender, who got some backlash for the role.
See the full list here.