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Here's all LGBTQ+ nominees we're rooting for at the 2024 Academy Awards

Here's all LGBTQ+ nominees we're rooting for at the 2024 Academy Awards

Billie Eilish; Nimona; Lily Gladstone; Colman Domingo
Courtesy of Atlantic Records; Netflix; Apple

Queer excellence got some major recognition in this year's batch of Academy Award nominees!


These are the LGBTQ+ nominees for the 2024 Oscars!

Courtesy of Atlantic Records; Netflix; Apple

We're here, we're queer, we're nominated!

The 96th Academy Awards ceremony is set to take place on March 10 in Los Angeles. The awards show, airing on ABC, will once again be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

It’s been a great year in cinema for LGBTQ+ actors, directors, writers, films, and characters, which gave us hope that the 2024 Oscars could potentially be the most queer- and trans-inclusive ceremony ever. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Oscars nominations announcement was live-streamed and cohosted by Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid.

Even though many of our favorite contenders were unfortunately snubbed and didn’t receive nominations, we’re still getting some fierce representation at this year’s Academy Awards!

Scroll through to see the LGBTQ+ nominees for the 96th Academy Awards — which is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 10, 2024 on ABC.


Matt Bomer and Bradley Cooper in Maestro


Bradley Cooper directed and starred in the lead role of Maestro, a biopic about bisexual conductor Leonard Bernstein. The film received seven nominations at the 2024 Oscars — Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Carey Mulligan), Original Screenplay (Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer), Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Sound.


Annette Bening and Jodie Foster in Nyad


Nyad received two nominations for the 2024 Oscars: Best Actress (Annette Bening as Diana Nyad) and Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster as Bonnie Stoll). Both of those characters are queer, as is Foster. This is Bening’s fifth Oscar nomination, with zero wins. Foster has now also been nominated for five Oscars, having won two of them in the past.


Colman Domingo in Rustin


Colman Domingo’s performance as Bayard Rustin in the Rustin biopic has been recognized with an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. This is Domingo’s first-ever Oscar nomination, and the only Oscar nomination received by the Netflix film.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon

Apple Original Films

Lily Gladstone, who uses she/they pronouns, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for their portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon. This is Gladstone’s first-ever Oscar nomination. Altogether, this new film by Martin Scorsese received 10 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

‘American Fiction’

Sterling K. Brown in American Fiction

Amazon MGM Studios

American Fiction also secured five Oscar nominations. The one that stands out is the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor received by Sterling K. Brown, who played a gay character in the film. The movie was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, among others.

‘Anatomy of a Fall’

Sandra H\u00fcller in Anatomy of a Fall

Le Pacte

Anatomy of a Fall, which features a main character who is bisexual, was nominated for five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Justine Triet), Best Actress (Sandra Hüller), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.


Billie Eilish in the \u201cWhat Was I Made For?\u201d music video

Atlantic Records

The live-action Barbie movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Most notably, out singer Billie Eilish was nominated for her song “What Was I Made For?” Other Barbie noms include Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling), and Best Supporting Actress (America Ferrera).




The LGBTQ-inclusive animated film Nimona received a nomination for Best Animated Feature.

‘The ABCs of Book Banning’

The ABCs of Book Banning

MTV Documentary Films

The ABCs of Book Banning, which covered the banning of LGBTQ+ books in schools, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film.

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Bernardo Sim


Bernardo Sim is experiencing the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is experiencing the queer pop culture multiverse. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.