Ben Whishaw Comments on LGBT Actors and All the Winners from the Golden Globes

After taking home the Golden Globe for supporting actor in a TV series/limited, Ben Whishaw took the time to show support for LGBT actors. In a post-win press conference, the A Very English Scandal he was asked about recent comments from Darren Criss, a straight actor who also took home a Golden Globe for playing a gay character. Criss said that he would no longer be playing gay characters. “I want to make sure I won’t be another straight boy taking a gay man’s role,” Criss had said.

Openly gay actor Whishaw disagreed: “I really believe that actors can embody and portray anything, and we shouldn’t be defined only by what we are…I would like to see more gay actors play straight roles. That’s where we should be aiming.”

According to Deadline: “Whishaw, who came out in 2014, plays Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal, the disgruntled ex-lover of Liberal Parliament Member Jeremy Thorpe in 1965. Scott turned on Thorpe and started making threats when he broke up with him, but then Thorpe allegedly tried to have Scott killed.”

Whishaw currently stars in the sequel Mary Poppins Returns.

Here are all the winners from last night:

The Cecil B. DeMille Award: 

WINNER: Jeff Bridges

The Carol Burnett Award:

WINNER: Carol Burnett

FILM:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Green Book

Best Motion Picture — Animated

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

ROMA (Mexico)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion PictureMahershala Ali, Green BookBest Director — Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Green Book

Best Original Song — Motion Picture“Shallow,” A Star Is BornBest Original Score — Motion Picture

Justin Hurwitz, First Man

TELEVISION:

Best Television Series — Drama

The Americans (FX)

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

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