13 Straight Actors Who Won Awards for Playing Queer Roles
Hollywood loves queer stories. Why not queer actors?
Don't get us wrong: we love seeing LGBTQ+ narratives on screen. But we would be remiss not to mention the fact that a lot of film and television's most well-known — and awarded — queer roles are, more often than not, going to non-queer actors. It's a step in the right direction to see more and more LGBTQ+ stories, but considering that out actors don't get as many opportunities as their straight colleagues, we still have a long, long way to go when it comes to fair and accurate representation.
Here are a bunch of straight actors who took home gold after playing queer on screen.