The nominees for the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced, and Matt is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his performance as Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers! This is his first time getting a nomination for the SAG Awards. Congratulations to Matt for another well-deserved nomination! The awards ceremony will be held on February 24th, and will be streamed live on Netflix.
Golden Globe Awards Nominations
The nominees for the 81st Golden Globe Awards have been announced, and Matt is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance in Fellow Travelers! The show also got a nomination for Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. Congratulations for these recognitions! The awards ceremony will be held on January 7, 2024.
Congratulations to the 81st #GoldenGlobes nominees for Best Male Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture:— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 11, 2023
• MATT BOMER | FELLOW TRAVELERS
• SAM CLAFLIN | DAISY JONES & THE SIX
• JON HAMM | FARGO
• WOODY HARRELSON | WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS
• DAVID… pic.twitter.com/qYBS3OuGGx
TVLine Performer of the Week
Matt is TVLine’s Performer of the Week for his performance in the latest episode of Fellow Travelers, White Nights. Congratulations to Matt for this well-deserved recognition!
For much of the Showtime limited series, Bomer’s Hawkins “Hawk” Fuller has been juggling his public persona with his private life as a gay man in love with Jonathan Bailey’s deeply religious Tim Laughlin. But in the seventh episode, Hawk’s repressed grief about his son Jackson’s heroin overdose took center stage over his love affair, allowing Bomer to mine Hawk’s confident and suave veneer for emotional vulnerabilities.
From the moment Tim arrived at Hawk’s Fire Island home, it was clear that Hawk was on a destructive streak, consuming alcohol and drugs at a concerning rate. The real unraveling, however, took place when Hawk spotted his son’s photo on a nightstand while mid-threesome with his new boy toy Craig and Tim. On a dime, Bomer shifted from Hawk’s drugged-out, blissful haze to the kind of stilted expression that comes with being hit in the face with reality. With impressive finesse, the actor cycled through shock, anger and then, finally, devastating acceptance as Hawk curled up in an almost catatonic state, repeating, “My little boy, he’s dead.” What really sold Hawk’s breakdown, though, was the way in which Bomer gripped onto Tim like he was a tether keeping a sobbing Hawk from drowning in his pain.
When Hawk, at long last, started to open up about Jackson and Tim reassured him that the death was not his fault, Bomer brought a softness and fragileness to Hawk’s grief. Tim reminded Hawk that his family needs him, to which Bomer replied with a lovely hesitancy, as if Hawk feared the wrong answer, “Don’t you need me, Skippy?” Tim meaningfully answered, “I have you,” but unfortunately, Hawk was back to taking a hit the next morning.
A guilt-ridden Hawk may have been trying to kill himself with excess, but Bomer nearly killed us with a heartbreaking performance that showcased that while you can hide your true self from the world, you can’t hide from your own self.TVLine
Critics Choice Awards Nominations
The nominees for the 29th Critics Choice Awards have been announced, and Matt has been nominated for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for his role as Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers! His co-star Jonathan Bailey is also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television and the show itself is up for Best Limited Series! Congratulations to Matt, Jonathan, and the entire cast and crew for the well-deserved nominations! The awards gala will be held on January 14, 2024.
Congratulations to the nominees for BEST ACTOR in a LIMITED SERIES or MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION.— Critics Choice Awards (@CriticsChoice) December 5, 2023
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And we got a date! Showtime has set a fall premiere for Fellow Travelers starring Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey. The limited series will make its streaming debut on Paramount+ with Showtime plan starting October 27th, before it debuts on Showtime on October 29th. It’s also set to premiere on Paramount+ on October 27th in Canada, and October 28th for all the UK, Australia, Latin America, South Korea, Italy, Germany Switzerland and Austria.
Apologies for the delays, I’ve been busy and the site had to be transferred to a new server so I couldn’t update until it was complete. Matt is set to play one of Leonard Bernstein’s lovers in the upcoming Netflix biopic Maestro, which stars Bradley Cooper. Filming starts next month!
VARIETY – Multiple sources confirmed the casting opposite Cooper, who stars as the “West Side Story” composer. Cooper also co-wrote the screenplay and directs, making it his follow-up to the Oscar-winning “A Star Is Born.”
Bernstein, who died in 1990 at age 72, was married to artist Felicia Montealegre and they had three children together. However, it was revealed after Bernstein’s death that his wife acknowledged that he was gay and had sexual relationships with men.
I’m told Bomer’s character is a clarinet player with whom Bernstein had a brief relationship.
Bernstein never publicly confirmed he was gay. Bernstein left Montealegre for a male radio station manager in 1976 but returned to the marriage the next year to care for his wife after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Carey Mulligan is set to portray Montealegre.
Cooper told Variety in January that “Maestro” will start shooting in May. “AII wanted was to be a conductor since I was a kid,” Cooper said about the new film. “I was obsessed with it, asked Santa Claus for a baton when I was 8. Listening to music, falling in love with it and being able to really know every single moment of a piece, like Tchaikovsky’s ‘Opus 35’ in D major, this violin concerto. I could do it as if I know everything about it without really being able to speak the language, obviously.”
No release date has been announced for the film.
Exciting news! Matt is set to star and executive-produce the series adaptation of the novel, Fellow Travelers, by Thomas Mallon for Showtime. Congratulations to Matt, we’re already looking forward to this project!
VARIETY – Ron Nyswaner is adapting the book for the screen and will also serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series. “Fellow Travelers” is described as a political thriller and epic love story that unfolds in the era of McCarthyism and resolves in the age of AIDS. It follow the intertwined lives and volatile romance of two very different men, Hawkins “Hawk” Fuller (Bomer) and Tim Kovacs, through purges, wars, protests, and plagues, overcoming obstacles in the world and in themselves.
Along with Bomer and Nyswaner, Michael Grandage will executive produce in addition to directing. Robbie Rogers will also be an executive producer on the project. Fremantle will produce.
HBO Max has released the first teaser trailer for the much-awaited new season of Doom Patrol! It’s also confirmed that the show will return on September 23rd. Check out the teaser and synopsis below.
Go through the looking glass with a super-powered gang of outcasts (including Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Joivan Wade as Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, and more). Last seen at a decrepit amusement park where Chief (Timothy Dalton) witnessed his metahuman daughter, Dorothy (Abigail Shapiro) engaged in a fiery face-off with “The Candlemaker,” an ancient evil deity who will stop at nothing to fulfill his world-ending destiny, join the #DoomPatrol for an action-packed third season.
Matt Bomer to Star in Limited Series ‘Echoes’
Exciting news! Matt is set to star in Netflix’s psychological thriller limited series, Echoes, opposite Michelle Monaghan. Check out the synopsis and Matt’s character description below!
DEADLINE – Created and written by Vanessa Gazy, Echoes is a mystery thriller about identical twins Leni and Gina, both portrayed by Monaghan, who share a dangerous secret. Since they were children, Leni and Gina secretly have swapped lives, culminating in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two husbands and a child, but everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing.
Bomer will play Jack Beck, Leni’s husband. He is the boy-next-door who grew up to be the husband everybody wishes they had: soulful, a loving father and a valuable member of the community who runs a successful veterinary practice and horse farm on the land that has been in his family for generations. When his wife disappears mysteriously, it’s Jack who has the most to lose as her secret life comes to the surface.
Matt Bomer Joins GLAAD Media Awards Virtual Ceremony
Matt is one of the stars appearing on the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Like last year, the ceremony will be held virtually. You can stream it live on GLAAD’s YouTube channel on April 8th, 8pm ET. It will also stream on Hulu starting at 10pm ET.
Hosted by Niecy Nash, the ceremony will include appearances by Ian Alexander (Star Trek: Discovery), Molly Bernard (Younger, Milkwater), Matt Bomer (The Sinner, The Boys in the Band), Jonathan Bennett (The Christmas House), Bob The Drag Queen (We’re Here), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Laverne Cox (Disclosure, Promising Young Woman), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Mackenzie Davis (Happiest Season), Robin de Jesús (The Boys In The Band, Tick, Tick…Boom!), Blu del Barrio (Star Trek: Discovery), Nyle DiMarco (Deaf U), Colman Domingo (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Euphoria), Clea DuVall (Happiest Season), Brandee Evans (P-Valley), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Jim Parsons (Hollywood, The Boys in the Band), DJ “Shangela” Pierce (We’re Here), Katy Perry, Eureka O’Hara (We’re Here), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), Bretman Rock (MTV Following: Bretman Rock), JoJo Siwa, Sam Smith, and the cast of the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed HBO Max series Veneno.