It's been almost a week since the nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards - the ceremony honoring the best in television for the year - have been announced, but I was on vacation and missed them, so forgive the not-super-fresh news.
The news, of course, is that this may be the gayest Emmy season ever. Close to a dozen LGBT actors or actors playing LGBT characters have been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and while many of the actors are no strangers to accolades, this is one of the largest crop of LGBT-themed nominees ever.
Take a look at some of the LGBT nominees:
- Chris Colfer, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Glee, the gay-friendly series that's also up for Best Comedy
- Jane Lynch, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Glee
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Modern Family
- Alan Cumming, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for The Good Wife
- Chaz Bono, Outstanding Nonfiction Special for Becoming Chaz
- Nathan Lane, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Modern Family
- Evan Rachel Wood, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Mildred Pierce
- Todd Haynes, Outstanding Directing (and Writing) for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Mildred Pierce
And some of the LGBT characters:
- Eric Stonestreet, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his gay character on Modern Family
- Archie Panjabi, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her bisexual character on The Good Wife
- Cinema Verité, nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, featuring a portrayal of Lance Loud, one of the first gay men on TV