Were Academy Awards homophobic?
Streetcar Named Desire from 1951 is an interesting example, because it was nominated for all acting categories
Vivian Leigh won Best Actress, Karl Malden won Best Supporting Actress and Kim Hunter won Supporting Actress
Marlon Brando was nominated for Best Actor but did not win.
Is it a sign of homophobia that Brando who was gay is the only main actor to not win for the film, yet Leigh, Malden and Hunter who were all straight did win?
Oscar went to Bogart, who was the complete opposite to Brando, he was masculine, cool, charming, straight etc, Brando was feminine and gay etc
Thankfully gay actors have since won Oscars but is this a sign that Oscars were homophobic at sometime?