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the oscar tipping point

Yesterday's Oscar nominations were quite momentous for queer and queerspawn representations in major feature films.

First off, Brokeback Mountain, led all films in total number of nominations with eight. Including off course the big ones, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Picture.

The other big film (featuring queerspawn) of the year, Transamerica, nabbed two nominations: Best Actress and Best Original Song. And even though Felicity Huffman is up against two Oscar winning actresses, snagging the Golden Globe award and a SAG nomination still keeps her in the running.

With Phillip Seymour Hoffman also nominated for Capote it is highly conveivable that this could be a very queer Oscar year indeed.


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