an openly queer actor has never won an oscar
only once has an openly queer actor been nominated for an oscar
however, 22 straight actors have received oscar nominations for playing queer characters
This post is problematic, don’t bisexual people count?
Here’s a short list in no particular order of actors who openly admitted multi-sexual attraction, regardless of the terms they used to describe their sexuality
- Marlene Dietrich - Nominated 1931
- Marlon Brando - Won 1955/1973 (8 nominations)
- Anna Paquin - Won 1994
- Angelina Jolie - Won 2000/2014 (3 nominations)
- Jodie Foster - Won 1989/1992 (4 nominations) [ed note: lesbian don’t count as queer either?]
- Ian McKellen - Nominated as a gay man in a gay role 1999, also 2002 (I’m assuming this is the one you were referencing)
Please don’t erase bisexual people when you talk about “queer actors”
The more I see this post, the deeper it cuts. So I took a few moments to google “Openly Bisexual Academy Award Winners” and there are LOTS, these are just a few of the biggest names among the actor category. When talking about queer issues, I often see ‘queer’ defined by the LG, Please don’t forget about the B, And don’t erase the T entirely
a lot of these people weren’t out when they won, though? anna paquin was a preteen when she won, and jodie foster wasn’t out until recently
yeah, none of these people were out when they won except angelina jolie, though it doesn’t seem like her bisexuality was exactly widely known before 2000. also, uh, she’s only been nominated twice, and isn’t nominated in the 2014 awards, which haven’t even happened yet so i have no idea how you think she’s won an oscar this year
only one of the people on the list linked by redefiningbodyimage won an oscar and was not mentioned above: charles laughton, 1933, also not out at the time.
the example of john gielgud (mentioned elsewhere) raises some interesting questions about how we define “openly” gay/queer; he was outed when he was arrested for cruising in 1953, but never spoke publicly about it. does that count as “openly,” or as “out”? i don’t know.
so the op was wrong (as they admitted) but this isn’t exactly some kind of anti-bi conspiracy or whatever.
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