Jeffrey Tambor and Matt Bomer
Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards saw a number of LGBT related wins in the television categories.
The series Transparent, about a transgender woman who comes out to her family, scored two major awards.
It won the Best Comedy Series and the Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy (Jeffrey Tambor) honours.
Accepting the best series award, creator Jill Soloway dedicated the win to Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who recently committed suicide, and the “too many trans people who die too young.”
She also honored her father, who came out as trans and inspired the show.
“I just want to thank you for coming out, because in doing so, you made a break for freedom, you told your truth,” Soloway said.
“You taught me to tell my truth and make this show, and maybe we’re able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love.”
Tambor, the show’s star, also dedicated his best actor award to the transgender community.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your courage, for your inspiration, thank you for your patience, and thank you for letting us be part of the change,” he said.
Transparent was produced by Amazon and has already been renewed for a second series.
Openly gay actor Matt Bomer also took home an award, in the category Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for his role in the historical Aids drama, The Normal Heart.
In his speech, Bomer – who lost weight to play the role – thanked his husband Simon Halls and their three children for putting up with him “when I was 130 pounds and really grumpy when you ate pizza in front of me.”
He also thanked the HBO channel “for making films like this continually that need to be heard” and acknowledged the “generation that we lost and the people we continue to lose to this disease.”
Below are the full 2015 Golden Globe winners.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actor – Motion Picture, Drama
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actor – Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress – Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actress – Motion Picture. Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris & Armando Bo, Birdman
Best Original Score
Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Best Original Song
John Legend and Common, Glory – Selma
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Best Drama Series
Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey