The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards are here -- and many films centered around LGBTQ+ characters have been nominated for the top awards of the ceremony. Unfortunately, many of those projects didn't include LGBTQ+ leading actors, but there's still something to celebrate that queer stories are being recognized at the Oscars.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be televised on ABC. On January 24, the official Oscar nominations were unveiled, with Everything Everywhere All at Once in the lead. Alas, other projects featuring LGBTQ+ characters and storylines have also received Oscar nods.
Scroll through to check out the LGBTQ+ nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, which airs March 12 on ABC.
Everything Everywhere All at Once received a whopping 11 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Stephanie Hsu; Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Original Screenplay (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Original Song ("This Is a Life" by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski), Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing.
The Academy nominated Tar for six Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Todd Field), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Original Screenplay (Todd Field), Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing.
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The Whale earned three nominations at the 95th Academy Awards: Best Actor (Brendan Fraser), Best Supporting Actress (Hong Chau), and Best Makeup & Hairstyling.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Netflix's Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery earned a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand”
Lady Gaga's "Hold My Hand" from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2023 Oscars.
Directed by Lukas Dhont, Close (from Belgium) was nominated for Best International Feature Film.