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December 14, 2011

Christopher Plummer nominated for SAG Award as gay man in Beginners but sexuality of characters in J. Egdar and Albert Nobbs is less clear

Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Award nominations bring this year's awards race into sharper focus and there is a dearth of  LGBT characters being recognized.

Christopher Plummer, who continues to solidify his status as awards season front-runner, earned a SAG nomination in the supporting actor category for his performance in Beginners as a gay man who comes out to his son late in life.

But his is arguably the only clearly indentifiable LGBT character in the bunch.

December 9, 2011

Beginners and Pariah looking for Oscar gold after some early awards season prizes

Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, William Hurt and Hilary Swank are among the performers who have won Oscars for playing an LGBT character.