This movie is nominated for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and in three of the four acting awards. Jamie Lee Curtis’ and Michelle Yeoh’s characters are queer in some multiverses, and Stephanie Hsu, who is queer IRL, is the first actor nominated for an Oscar for playing a queer role since Angelina Jolie for Girl, Interrupted. Available to stream on Paramount+
Cate Blanchett has been nominated again for Best Actress for playing a lesbian in this drama about an abusive symphony conductor. Streaming on Peacock.
Brendan Fraser’s moving Oscar-nominated performance as a fat gay English professor and father has mixed reviews, but some of the best acting performances of the year. It is available to buy on YouTube.
This Belgian film about two thirteen-year-old best friends who’s relationship is torn apart was nominated for Best International Film. It’s available to buy on Apple TV+.
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While Glass Onion revealed that its star detective Benoit Blanc is gay, the real queer star of the movie was Janelle Monáe, who delivered our favorite non-nominated acting performance of the year. Streaming on Netflix.
Gay writer Tony Kushner is nominated for his screenplay for this Steven Speilberg film loosely based on the director’s young life. Available to rent on YouTube.
Once again, Disney and Marvel squeaked in one and a half seconds of semi-explicit queerness into a movie and called it a day. In this sequel to Black Panther, two of the Dora Milaje (Ayo and Aneka) share a forehead kiss that is supposed to clue us in to them being lovers. Streaming on Disney+.
This Best Picture nominee from director Sarah Polley features a storyline about a trans man among the women who are talking about the abuse they face in a Mennonite community. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.