March 16, 2018 at 8:27 am #1202514302
If you were to compile a Top 5 list of names which solely consists of past nominees who played gay roles but lost, what would it be? And who would you choose as your winner?
Mine is as follows:
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Ian Mckellen – Gods and Monsters
Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
Stephen Rea – The Crying Game
Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
They’re all so good. Can I have a 5-way tie? But if I have to choose one then maybe Colin Firth.
March 16, 2018 at 10:03 am #1202514466
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People seem to forget about William Hurt who actually won an Oscar for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sean Penn for Milk, Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, Tom Hanks in Philadelphia.
So yeah I feel gay roles are getting their due.March 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm #1202514578
Stephen Rea isn’t gay in “The Crying Game.” See, for example, his reaction at the big reveal.
One thing Hanks, Hurt, Penn, and Hoffman have in common is that their characters were pretty much completely de-sexed in their movies.March 16, 2018 at 3:09 pm #1202514610
Yeah I did cringed a little when I put Stephen Rea in there, but since he’s so great in it and it’s kind of about two “men” in love ultimately, I thought what the heck. But yeah point taken.March 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm #1202514625
John Voight (Joe Buck ). Midnight CowboyMarch 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm #1202514653
I’m looping LGBT + gay-ish roles
1) Jon Voight, Midnight Cowboy
2) Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
3) John Lithgow, The World According to Garp
4) Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
5) Jaye Davidson, The Crying GameMarch 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm #1202514665
Benedict Cumberbatch- The Imitation Game
Colin Firth- A Single Man
Timothée Chalamet- Call Me By Your Name
Eddie Redmayne- Danish Girl(it’s not a gay role, but is LGBT)
Jake Gyllenhaal-Brokeback Mountain
If I had to chose a female role, I would choose Cate Blanchett for Carol.March 17, 2018 at 3:42 am #1202514731
There are a few more Best Actor nominees playing gay men than have been listed on this thread.
1958 Paul Newman (Brick) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1971 Peter Finch (Dr. Hirsh) Sunday Bloody Sunday
1975 Al Pacino (Sonny) Dog Day Afternoon
1977 Marcello Mastroianni (Gabriele) A Special Day
1983 Tom Courtenay (Norman) The Dresser
1985 William Hurt (Luis) Kiss of the Spider Woman
1993 Tom Hanks (Andrew) Philadelphia
1998 Ian McKellan (James) Gods and Monsters
2000 Javier Bardem (Reinaldo) Before Night Falls
2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman (Truman) Capote
2005 Heath Ledger (Ennis) Brokeback Mountain
2008 Sean Penn (Harvey) Milk
2009 Colin Firth (George) A Single Man
2013 Matthew McConaughey (Ron) Dallas Buyers Club
2014 Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan) The Imitation Game
2017 Timothée Chalamet (Elio) Call Me By Your NameMarch 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm #1202515802
Stephen Rea isn’t gay in “The Crying Game.” See, for example, his reaction at the big reveal. One thing Hanks, Hurt, Penn, and Hoffman have in common is that their characters were pretty much completely de-sexed in their movies.
How was Hurt de-sexed though? Plus I thought he was actually a bit too stereotypical even. Totally agree about Hanks though, that character feels quite “outdated” today.March 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm #1202515954
My nominees would be:
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Ian McKellan, Gods & Monsters
As for a winner…. I’d have to revisit a few performances, but I seem to remember Ian McKellan being particularly exemplary in Gods & Monsters.
But I wish McKellan, Ledger, and Chalamet had actually won for these performances.
March 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm #1202515988
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McConaughey’s character wasn’t remotely gay in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
For me, it’s Heath in “Brokeback Mountain,” and then everyone else.March 19, 2018 at 8:45 pm #1202515999
I truly hope there is more to come. Not just the “attractive type.” I want to see all types of gay roles nominated.All shapes, shades, and ages.
My favorite nominee/winner is Tom Hanks.March 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm #1202516038
Cate Blanchett – Carol
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