LGBTQ+ Critics Org GALECA Announces Mostly Straight Acting Nominees for TV Awards

Pose is well-represented with 6 nods, followed by WandaVision, I May Destroy You, It’s a Sin, and Mare of Easttown.

Billy Porter on Pose (Photo: JoJo Whilden / FX)

GALECA, a 300-member strong critics group of international, LGBTQ+-identifying journalists*, has announced its television nominations weeks ahead of the 2021 Emmy Awards doing the same. 

Of the 20 acting nominees, five publicly identify as LGBTQ+. Three of those noms went to Pose performers for that series’ final season, and two to actors on limited series It’s a Sin, with the final nod going to Bowen Yang, the only performer who might be eligible again next year for Saturday Night Live. And though the acting nominations are in gender-neutral categories, shows about the LGBTQ+ experience are segregated into their own category, though they are also eligible in the series and miniseries categories.

Additionally, nominees for the Wilde Wit of the Year Award, celebrating a “performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse,” include Kathryn Hahn, Fran Lebowitz, and Randy Rainbow.

For a full list of nominees, which is heavy on WandaVision and Mare of Easttown, read on below! The winners will be announced Sunday, August 29.

*The Gay Goods’ editor-in-chief Mark Peikert is a member.

BEST TV DRAMA
Bridgerton
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
P-Valley
Pose
 
BEST TV COMEDY 
The Flight Attendant
Girls5eva
Hacks
PEN15
Ted Lasso
 
BEST LGBTQ SHOW
I May Destroy You
It’s A Sin 
Love, Victor 
Pose
Veneno
 
BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
I May Destroy You
It’s a Sin
Mare of Easttown 
Small Axe
The Queen’s Gambit
 
BEST UNSUNG SHOW
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Girls5eva
Love, Victor 
Search Party
Veneno 
We Are Who We Are
 
BEST TV PERFORMANCE
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Billy Porter, Pose
MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Jean Smart, Hacks
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
 
BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
John Boyega, Small Axe
Pappa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Marielle Heller, The Queen’s Gambit
Callum Scott Howells, It’s a Sin
Dominique Jackson, Pose
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
 
BEST TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Lady Gaga, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Biden-Harris Inauguration
Jonathan Groff, “You’ll Be Back,” Hamilton 
Kathryn Hahn, “Agatha All Along,” WandaVision
Elton John & Years & Years, “It’s a Sin,” BRIT Awards 2021
Punkie Johnson, Anya-Taylor Joy, Lil Nas X, Kate McKinnon, Bowen Yang, “Pride Month Song,” Saturday Night Live
Bowen Yang (as The Iceberg That Sank the Titanic), “Loverboy,” Saturday Night Live 
 
BEST TV DOCUMENTARY OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Framing Britney Spears
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Pretend It’s a City
Pride
Tina
 
BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Amber Ruffin Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Ziwe
 
BEST ANIMATED SHOW
Big Mouth
Bob’s Burgers
Harley Quinn
Invincible
South Park: The Pandemic Special
 
BEST REALITY SHOW
Legendary
Nailed It
Queer Eye
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Great British Bake Off
 
MOST VISUALLY STRIKING SHOW

Bridgerton
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
Pose
Small Axe
The Mandalorian
WandaVision
 
CAMPIEST TV SHOW
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Eurovision Song Contest
Ratched
WandaVision
 
WILDE WIT AWARD
(To a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Michaela Coel
Kathryn Hahn
Fran Lebowitz
Randy Rainbow
Bowen Yang    

 

 

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