Oscars: Play Gay + Die = Win

William Hurt ("Kiss of the Spider Woman"), Best Actor, 1985

Gay roles can win Oscars, but only if portrayed by straight actors who die hideous deaths. In Kiss of the Spider Woman," William Hurt is shot and his body is hurled into a dumpster.

William Hurt ('Kiss of the Spider Woman'), Best Actor, 1985
Tom Hanks ('Philadelphia'), Best Actor, 1993
Sean Penn ('Milk'), Best Actor, 2008
Charlize Theron ('Monster'), Best Actress, 2003
Hilary Swank ('Boys Don't Cry'), Best Actress, 1999
'Brokeback' boys go broke at Oscars
Colin Firth loses
Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Best Supporting Actor of 2011
A monstrous loss
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