GLAAD celebrates Oscar nominations for LGBTQ-inclusive films

GLAAD celebrates Oscar nominations for LGBTQ-inclusive films
Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Image: YouTube screen grab)

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GLAAD is celebrating a “banner year for LGBTQ inclusion” with this year’s crop of Oscar nominees, which were announced early Tuesday morning. The advocacy group celebrated a fine showing in the best picture field that included several films boasting narratives about real-life LGBTQ individuals.

Five of the eight films nominated for the top prize are LGBTQ-inclusive, the highest number of such films that have ever been nominated for best picture in a single year, the media watchdog organization said.

Those films — including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite” and “Green Book” — told the stories of Queen rocker Freddie Mercury, Britain’s Queen Anne and musician Don Shirley, respectively.

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Additionally, GLAAD congratulated Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” and longtime gay-rights champion Lady Gaga. Gaga earned a lead-actress nomination for her role in Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star Is Born,” which was also nominated in the best picture category.

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