#OscarsSoGay - 91st Academy Awards Wrap-Up

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The 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, had a record 7 out of 20 nominees across the 4 acting categories for playing lesbian, gay, and bisexual characters.

LGB roles won a stunning 3 out of the 4 categories Sunday evening. In addition, Lady Gaga, who is bisexual, won the award for “Best Original Song.” Acting nominees and winners are listed below.

 

*LGB roles are italicized

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE


Yalitza Aparicio, "Roma"


Glenn Close, "The Wife"


Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"


Olivia Colman, "The Favourite" *WINNER

Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE


Christian Bale, "Vice"


Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"


Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate"


Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody" *WINNER

Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Amy Adams (Vice)


Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) *WINNER


Marina De Tavira (Roma)

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, "Green Book" *WINNER


Adam Driver, "BlackKKlansman"


Sam Elliott, "A Star Is Born"


Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me"

Sam Rockwell, "Vice

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE



Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"

“It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. Got an Oscar!” Olivia Colman said in her acceptance speech. “[I thank] Yorgos Lanthimos, my best director in the best film with Emma [Stone] and Rachel [Weisz], the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with and to go to work with every day.[...] My husband Ed [Sinclair], my best friend. I love you so much, 25 years you’ve been my best supporter.”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

"We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself," Rami Malek said during his acceptance speech. "The fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this."

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, "Green Book" 

In his awards acceptance speech, Mahershala Ali thanked Don Shirley, the closeted pianist he portrayed himself, “I want to thank Dr. Shirley… Trying to capture [his] essence pushed me to my ends which is a reflection of the person he was and the life that he lived,” Ali said.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Shallow" - "A Star Is Born"

Lady Gaga said in her acceptance speech "To my sister, my soulmate, I love you. My family's here, I love you, Mom and Dad. Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could've sang this song with me but you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you so much. And if you are at home, and you're sitting on your couch and you're watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work."

 

A complete list of the 2019 Academy Awards winners & nominees, as reported by CNN.


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