The Academy Awards may have previously received criticism for being “so white,” but this year the ceremony made quite the turnaround as it got “so gay” throughout. Oscars were handed out to actors portraying characters that fell under the LGBTQ spectrum, and the film that won Best Picture features a gay character in a supporting role.

Rami Malek was named Best Actor for his portrayal of bisexual Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, while Olivia Colman was named Best Actress for portraying a woman-loving Queen Anne. Mahershala Ali became a two-time Oscar winner after being awarded the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role as Don Shirley, the gay American classical and jazz pianist and composer. “Green Book,” the film where Ali portrayed Shirley, also won Best Picture.

The show was also opened by gay performer Adam Lambert, who sang a spectacular rendition of “We Will Rock You” and “Champions” at the start of the show. On the red carpet, Pose star Billy Porter stole the show with his tux dress, possibly paying homage to ballroom legend Hector Xtravaganza.

Check out the list of winners below:

Best Picture:

“Green Book”


Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”


Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”


Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress:

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Original Screenplay:

“Green Book”

Adapted Screenplay:


Foreign Language Film:


Animated Feature:

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Sound Editing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Visual Effects:

“First Man”

Film Editing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Animated Short:


Live Action Short:


Documentary Short:

“Period. End of Sentence.”

Original Score:

“Black Panther”

Original Song:

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”

Production Design:

“Black Panther”



Costume Design:

“Black Panther”

Makeup and Hairstyling:


Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo”

Sound Mixing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

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