Welcome to the Star Observer’s live blog of the 73rd Golden Globes — our first ever. The Golden Globes this year is packed with LGBTI nominees and content, and it promises to be a great year for our creative rainbow families.
Ricky Gervais’ monologue has started, so while he offends most of Hollywood we’ll look at the best of the red carpet:
Australia’s Cate Blanchett is nominated in lesbian-themed drama Carol, arguably one of the best films of 2015. Predictably, she smashed it out of the park on the runway:
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Meanwhile, Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) star Laverne Cox looked totally stunning on the red carpet and is in the running for this year’s best dressed:
12.13pm- Uzo Aduba from OITNB is up for Best Supporting actress alongside Judith Light from Transparent.
Both miss out to Maura Tierney who won for The Affair. Light played the ex-wife of a man who begins transitioning to female in the critically-acclaimed series.
She told the Attitude one of the most intense scenes in season two of the series was “one of the most important moments of my life and career”.
They’re both actually awesome shows and you should check them out.
Star of How To Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis, hits the stage to introduce a clip for Carol, which was nominated for Best Motion Picture in a Drama.
Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, it tells the story of an aspiring photographer who falls in love with an older woman.
The New Yorker described the film as “a storm of feeling”. Not only a fantastic film, it tells the story of love between women with delicacy and we wish the cast and crew the best of luck.
American Horror Story: Hotel missed out on a win for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, but let’s look at a photo of one of its stars: prominent LGBTI icon and advocate Lady Gaga on the red carpet:
Tom Ford and Lady Gaga presenting an award together, is this a gift from the Rainbow Gods?
They’re presenting for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television which features nominations for Alan Cumming in The Good Wife and for Australia’s Ben Mendelsohn in Bloodline.
Christian Slater’s career has just been revived, winning the award for his role in the hottest show of the year: Mr Robot.
Jeffrey Tambor has just missed out on a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his groundbreaking role as an elderly man who decides to live his true self as a woman by transitioning in the Amazon series Transparent.
Mexican Gael Garcia Bernal took out the award for his role in Mozart in The Jungle. Garcia Bernal is a long-time supporter of LGBTI rights, so let’s stare into his beautiful green eyes for a while:
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We’ve waited a while for a LGBTI win in this year’s Golden Globes, but we’re happy to announce one of the community’s favourite allies, Lady Gaga, just won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel.
She’s giving an emotional speech and has described the win as one of the best times in her life.
“I feel like Cher in that John Patrick Shanley film Moonstruck right now. This is one of the greatest moments of my life,” she said.
She thanked her co-star Denis O’Hare, who plays gender-bending Liz Taylor in the show.
O’Hare stole the red carpet earlier on by turning up in a pair of high heels, bringing the gender-bending ways of his character to life:
Out singer Sam Smith has won the Golden Globe alongside producer Jimmy Napes for Best Original Song for Writing’s on the Wall from the most recent James Bond film Spectre.
The British singer admitted to being hungover on the red carpet from the night before. It’s the first Golden Globe win for Smith.
Napes said in his acceptance speech it was the a “dream come true to write a song for James Bond”.
The Danish Girl and Carol have both missed out on the major categories at this year’s Golden Globe awards including in acting and best motion picture. However, it’s fair to say 2016 was a great for LGBTI talent and content.
That’s it for Star Observer‘s live Golden Globes blog, but we’ll see you in a couple of months for the Academy Awards.[showads ad=FOOT]