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The 8 Gayest Moments Of The 2023 Oscars

The 8 Gayest Moments Of The 2023 Oscars​

The 8 Gayest Moments Of The 2023 Oscars​
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Jamie Lee, you are all of us!

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The 95th annual Academy Awards aired last night and though they were relatively uneventful (no slap this year), they were LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Between some major wins for films with LGBTQ+ storylines and supportive words from our favorite actors and creators, it was a fun night for the gays.

Here are our picks for the 8 gayest moments:

Jamie Lee Curtis called out gendered award categories

Jamie Lee Curtis took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for Everything Everywhere All At Once and name-checked her daughters ​Ruby and Annie in her acceptance speech.

When asked how The Oscars could make the ceremony more inclusive of women in particular at a post-show interview, Curtis called out the gendered categories.

Inclusivity, she says, "involves the bigger question which is, 'How do you include everyone when there are binary choices?' Which is very difficult as the mother of a trans daughter.”

Lady Gaga performs "Hold My Hand"

​Lady Gaga took to the Oscars stage in a t-shirt and jeans to perform a stripped-down version of "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick.

Pedro Pascal saying “my year of dicks”

The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal introduced the Best Animated Short category, which included a film titled My Year of Dicks. Hearing the actor say it out loud was cackle-worthy.

Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for The Whale

Brendan Fraser

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After a rocky 30 years in the industry, Fraser won an Oscar for Best Actor in The Whale with the role of Charlie, a gay man who became obese following the death of his partner. While many have justifiably complicated feelings about this, film and its deeply stigmatizing portrayal of fat people, we are cheering for Fraser who seems like a pretty great guy.

Everything Everywhere All At Once sweeps

Everything Everywhere All At Once

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The beloved movie with a prominent gay storyline was nominated for ten Oscars and won seven of them, becoming the most-awarded Best Picture since Slumdog Millionaire. and the first with a central queer female plot.

Daniel Scheinert's Yaas Qween of an acceptance speech

Speaking of Everything Everywhere All At Once, in one of the Daniels' (the film's directors) acceptance speeches, Daniel Scheinert gave a shout-out to his mom and defended drag queens against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. “Thank you for not squashing my creativity when I was making disturbing horror films or perverted comedy films, or dressing in drag as a kid, which is a threat to nobody,” he added, with emphasis.

Harvey Guillén

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Harvey Guillén having the gall, the cheek, the nerve, and the gumption to look this hot on the red carpet.

RiRi turning the party.

Rihanna returning to her music roots are giving us life, so seeing her onstage peforming "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda is the gay agenda and the future gays want.

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!