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
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
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.