Were Academy Awards homophobic?
Or were they at any time homophobic or had some sort of bias about that?
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?
- BenLv 66 months agoFavorite Answer
They are a great event in general.
- 6 months ago
The writer Mister Williams was gay Among others of his writings were homosexual subjects. Cat on a hot tin roof, Suddenly Last Summer.
- 6 months ago
mcdonalds is h0mphobic because they didnt make them the clown
- bluebellbkkLv 76 months ago
Oh Sophie. Please, please, go away and get some proper medical help.
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- Anonymous6 months ago
Marlon Brando won Best Actor in 1954 for On the Waterfront, so I think the theory is flawed. Certainly the lack of representation of African Americans nominees was a sign of racism though the period, that still exists today.