Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night? If you didn’t, here are the gay and gayish highlights. First of all, Moonlight, a film about a young black man’s struggle to come to terms with his sexuality, won best drama. That’s right, best drama! An LGBT film won BEST DRAMA at the Golden Globes! Congratulations, Barry Jenkins!
If you haven’t seen the film, check out the trailer :
Sarah Paulson won Best Actress in a Mini- Series or TV Movie for her role in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The series also won Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Award, which was accepted by the show’s out executive producer, Nina Jacobson. Paulson later Tweeted this:
Things took a political turn when Meryl Streep took stage to accept the prestigious Cecil B. deMille award, denouncing Trump an calling on the press to take more initiative in ethical journalism. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” she said. “We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage … We’re going to need them going forward and they’re going to need us to safeguard the truth.”
Ms. Streep has been a long-time champion of LGBt rights, and was recently honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award in New York.
Maybe she didn’t take home a Golden Globe, but Evan Rachel Wood still had a big win. She was nominated for best actress in a TV series for her work in Westworld, but it was her wardrobe choice that stole the show. The actress turned heads on the red carpet, looking stunning in a custom suit that she spoke about with Ryan Seacrest.
“I’m not trying to protest dresses. But I want to make sure that young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. Just be yourself, because your worth is more than that. So this year I said I’m going as an homage to Marlene Dietrich and Victor Victoria, and David Bowie because it’s his birthday.”
We call that a win.