Golden Globes

  • ‘Transparent’ Wins Golden Globe For Best TV Comedy Series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Transparent” has won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy.

  • Ellen DeGeneres Honors 'Power of Television' at Golden Globes

    (CNN) Ellen DeGeneres was honored on Sunday with The Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globe Awards and the comedian, who knows first-hand the way television can change people's lives, used her time to pay tribute to the power of the medium.

  • GayVine: Kate McKinnon is all of us 

    Out Actor and Comedienne Kate McKinnon presented the Carol Burnett award to television host and mogul, Ellen DeGeneres at the 77th Annual Golden Globes held earlier this month.

  • Globes Snubs: Jolie, Nolan Get No Love This Year

    The Golden Globe nominations always have their quirks, and sometimes it seems they exist in their own private galaxy. This year's movie nominations, though, stuck close to expectations, and close to Earth: "Interstellar," Christopher Nolan's high-pedigree, extragalactic space epic, was shut out save a nod for its score. Yet more surprisingly, one of the stars in our own galaxy, Angelina Jolie, missed out on a director nod for the high-profile "Unbroken," which was totally shut out - as was Clint Eastwood's upcoming Christmas release "American Sniper" and its leading man, Bradley Cooper.

  • Golden Globe Speeches From McConaughey, Leto, and Douglas Receive Backlash

    Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Michael Douglas all took home Golden Globes this past Sunday for their roles in gay-themed movies. McConaughey played an HIV positive homophobic straight man in “Dallas Buyers Club;” Leto an HIV positive transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers Club;” and Douglas played Liberace in the biopic “Behind the Candelabra.”

    Both movies have received critical acclaim, while all three actors have received some backlash for their respective speeches. McConaughey and Leto were criticized for not even mentioning HIV in either acceptance speech while Douglas’ speech has been criticized for not mentioning gay rights and the struggle that his character faced in the closet. In Douglas’ case he also won an Emmy for this role last year where he joked about tops and bottoms.

    All three actors had a chance to say something memorable and poignant, instead they resorted to stereotypical characterizations and jokes.

    Below are three actors who did right when they won. All three used their speeches to highlight their characters’ struggles.

    First is Tom Hanks for his role in “Philadelphia” in which he won an Academy Award for his portrayal of an HIV positive gay man. “Philadelphia” is considered the first mainstream Hollywood film to acknowledge HIV, homosexuality and homophobia.

    Tom Hanks 

    Next is Sean Penn for his role in the biopic “Milk” in which he won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, who is considered one of the earliest gay rights leaders in the country.

    Sean Penn

    And lastly is Hillary Swank for her role in “Boys Don’t Cry” in which she won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was raped and killed in 1993 because of his gender identity.

    Hillary Swank

    Now tell us what you think.

  • No LGBTQ Role or Film Winners at 75th Golden Globes, Despite Multiple Nominations

    (WB) The 75th anniversary Golden Globes featured Hollywood actors donning all-black gowns and suits, and wearing #TimesUp pins in support in of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality. It was a hugely important night celebrating women and women’s stories.

  • Op-Ed: Saluting Ellen DeGeneres

    At the beginning of every year, SFGN selects a national figure that is our person of the year.” But it is really a misnomer.