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)
Ian Makellan - 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”
Reblogging with new commentary.