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Annette Bening Didn’t Get A Chance To Dedicate An Oscar To All The Lesbians Out There

Annette Bening, your best hope at bringing home a LGBT-hued Academy Award for an actor, lost the golden statue last night to Natalie Portman, who thanked, like, a lot of people. The Kids Are All Right, where two straight actresses wonderfully portrayed two lesbian moms, was up for four Oscars; it won zero. But Annette did get to take the stage, to show off the reason she is firing her hairstylist, and also to introduce the Lifetime Achievement Awards — but not to accept for her Best Actress nomination. It was her fourth Oscar nod, and her fourth loss. Which isn’t to say The Gays all lost: The King’s Speech producer Iain Canning was among those with trophies for Best Picture (he thanked “my boyfriend Ben”), and Lora Hirschberg, the lesbian sound mixer who co-won for Inception, kissed her partner before bounding down to the mic.