13 LGBTQ Actors Who Won an Academy Award

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OMG, you guys! The Academy Awards ceremony is rapidly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited to say that the LGBTQ community is being represented at this year’s ceremony in a big way. Although there aren’t any specific LGBTQ actors and actresses nominated in the acting categories this year, the 2018 Oscars will still be extraordinarily groundbreaking for the community. Why? Because this year, more so than ever before, several LGBTQ films are being recognized and celebrated, and what could be better than that?!

Among the films nominated at this year’s show are Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water and also A Fantastic Woman. Keep in mind, though, that these movies are just a few examples of the representation we’ll see at this year’s Oscars because there are many talented LGBTQ directors and filmmakers nominated for their work behind the scenes as well!

Clearly, there’s a lot to look forward to at this year’s Academy Awards, and honestly, we’re really hoping that our favorite LGBTQ-themed films make a clean sweep at the ceremony. But, in the meantime, why don’t you check out all of the talented LGBTQ stars who’ve taken home an award for their incredible acting skills in years past? We have ’em all right here: