AfterEllen.com favorite Downton Abbey won best TV miniseries, although our favorite ‘ships were nowhere to be seen. I always love seeing Elizabeth McGovern, though. I’ve had a crush on her ever since she played lesbian Moira in The Handmaid’s Tale.
One of Mildred Pierce‘s executive producers is out lesbian Christine Vachon. And, of course, Winslet herself is less than one degree from gay, having played a lesbian in Heavenly Creatures.
Best actor in a TV drama went to Kelsey Grammer for Boss. Grammer is best known for playing Dr. Frasier Crane, one of TV’s gayest straight men, along with David Hyde Pierce, who came out as gay in 2007.
My favorite new show of 2011, Homeland, garnered well-deserved awards for best TV drama and best actress in a TV drama for Claire Danes. If you didn’t watch Homeland, I hope this motivates you to catch up.
The Artist, to no one’s surprise, earned awards for Jean Dujardin as best comedy actor, along with best original score and best motion picture comedy/musical. I admit that the LGBT connection was a little thin — Beth Grant, a member of the Sordid Lives cast, plays a maid in the film. But when the cast took the stage to accept best picture, lead dog Uggie was among them. What is more gay than that?