Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Out actors Colman Domingo and Jodie Foster get Oscar nomination for playing gay characters

The list of openly LGBTQ actors who have been recognized by the Academy Awards for playing gay characters is short. This year, however, Colman Domingo and Jodie Foster could join that small club.

Colman Domingo received a nomination for best actor in a leading role for playing the title character in “Rustin,” Netflix’s biopic about the gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. 

Jodie Foster won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others before coming out at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. She was nominated this year for her supporting role in “Nyad,” yet another Netflix biopic. Foster plays out lesbian Bonnie Stoll, the real-life friend and coach of the title character, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad. If Foster wins, she will become part of a very exclusive club of actors who have three Oscars.

Good luck!

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