GRAPHIC: 10 Years Of Queer Oscar Bait

INFOGRAPHIC: Data firm Farsite has gotten their Nate Silver on and predicted the winners of this year’s Academy Awards. Their predictions include Lincoln for Best Picture, Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor and Steven Spielberg for Best Director; Silver Linings Playbook‘s Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress; and Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables.

Farsite noted, however, the lack of LGBT films and characters represented in this year’s crop of nominees, especially since over the past 10 years, playing gay has often paved the way to Oscar gold. The number-crunchers took the 13 identifiable LGBT roles that have received Oscar nominations, as well as SAG and Golden Globe nods, in this time span and created the following handy-dandy infographic.


This year’s Oscars are not completely devoid of the gay as out playwright Tony Kushner is up for his screenplay for Lincoln, seminal AIDS doc How to Survive a Plague is nominated for Best Documentary and ParaNorman, the first Oscar-nominated animated film featuring a gay character, will compete for Best Animated Film.

Tune into ABC on February 24 at  7 pm to see if they’ll fly the rainbow flag over the Academy.