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3 of the 4 Acting Oscars Went to Queer Characters

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Best ActorActor Brendan Fraser has made a triumphant return to the big screen, winning his first-ever Oscar in a coup few could have predicted just a few years back.Fraser received the Best Actor award for his role as Charlie, a reclusive English professor who weighs over 600 pounds and is struggling to reconnect with his daughter in the movie The Whale.

The character is also dealing with the death of his partner, which caused him to gain weight and become isolated from his family, who rejected him after coming out.The Whale is based on the play of the same name by openly gay writer Samuel D.

Hunter, who also adapted it for the film.Fraser, who is not gay, took the opportunity to thank his wife and children while on stage, expressing his gratitude for their support throughout his career.Some LGBTQ moviegoers loved the picture, while others took huge issue with it, but either way, another gay male character just won an Oscar.Best ActressMichelle Yeoh won her Oscar for portraying Evelyn Wang, who isn’t actually queer… at least not in the real world.

The mother and Chinese immigrant has a difficult time accepting the fact that her daughter has a girlfriend, even failing to properly identify her to the family’s grandfather.

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