Emma D’Arcy says her Golden Globe nomination “means that the space for trans and gender non-conforming people is growing.”
D’Arcy, who is nominated for best television actress at the 80th annual ceremony, said being at the 80th annual ceremony was “surreal” but that she felt very “privileged.”
Hollywood stars from the big and small screens flocked to the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for the occasion.
Last year’s show was turned into a “private event” at the last minute by organizers from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), after it faced heavy criticism for a lack of black members.
Subsequently, the organization committed to reviewing its bylaws and implementing changes that address ethics and inclusion.
D’Arcy earned her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress on Television – Drama Series for her portrayal of Rhaenyra Targaryen on HBO’s hit series House Of The Dragon.
“I mean, it’s kind of surreal, right?” they said, speaking to E! on the red carpet of the event.
“Because when I was starting out, I really felt like I had to pretend to present myself as a woman to be successful in this industry…it wasn’t sustainable, and I stopped pretending.
“Weirdly, it was at that moment that I was nominated for that dress at the Golden Globes, which is beautifully ironic.”
They continued: “I think the most important thing is that, to me, it means that the space for trans people and gender non-conforming people is growing.
“So I feel, like, very privileged.”
The 80th annual ceremony is hosted by American comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
The blockbuster films Avatar: The Way Of Water and Top Gun: Maverick lead the Best Picture – Drama category, alongside Elvis, The Fabelmans and Tar.
Nominees for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy include The Banshees Of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Triangle Of Sadness.
The Banshees star Brendan Gleeson’s son, Domhnall Gleeson, said his family table is “a fun place to be” as he brainstorms about his work with his mum and dad.
Speaking with E! on the red carpet at the event about whether the family “criticized” each other’s work, he said: “Criticism can be a little harsh.
“No, it is a very supportive and very artistic family and my mother has nothing to do with the industry, but she has an incredible vision of everything.
“So yes, the dinner table is a fun place to be, and yes, we’re all pretty open with each other about our work.”
Brendan Gleeson is nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in the film by British-Irish director Martin McDonagh.
Elsewhere, a number of big British names including Dame Emma Thompson, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy and Daniel Craig all garnered nominations for top awards in the nominations, which were announced last month.
A host of celebrities are expected to present awards throughout the night, including Letitia Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Salma Hayek, Hilary Swank and Ana De Armas.
Following criticism of the HFPA last year, the awards were announced via regular updates to the Golden Globes website and official social media accounts, after NBC refused to broadcast the award. Program.