Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 6 months ago

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?

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  • Ben
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
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    They are a great event in general.

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  • 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.

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  • 6 months ago

    mcdonalds is h0mphobic because they didnt make them the clown

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  • 6 months ago

    Oh Sophie. Please, please, go away and get some proper medical help.

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  • Anonymous
    6 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.

    • bluebellbkk
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      6 months agoReport

      Surely it's more a reflection of the fact that there were far fewer African American actors around at all. As their numbers have increased, so their representation at awards ceremonies has increased too.

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