Leonardo DiCaprio, Rooney Mara, Glenn Close and Christopher Plummer are among the actors whose gay film performances have been nominated for Golden Globes.

DiCaprio's portrayal of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in Director Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar has received a best actor nomination. Hoover and confidant Clyde Tolson (played by Armie Hammer, The Social Network) shared a life-long friendship but never acknowledged having a romantic relationship.

(Related: J. Edgar Hoover “was not straight,” Dustin Lance Black says.)

Best actress nominations went to Close for Albert Nobbs and Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

In Albert Nobbs, Close plays an Irish woman pretending to be a man in order to maintain a living. But the charade becomes a prison of its own making.

Mara plays a bisexual computer hacker opposite Daniel Craig in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which opens on December 20.

Plummer received his best supporting actor nomination for playing Hal, a man who comes out gay in his senior years, in the Mike Mills-directed film Beginners.