List of LGBT Academy Award winners and nominees

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This list of LGBTQ Academy Award winners and nominees details the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Individuals are identified as LGBT though they may not have self-identified at the time of their nomination.

Best Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1942 Monty Woolley The Pied Piper Howard Nominated Gay [1]
1947 Michael Redgrave Mourning Becomes Electra James Dyke Nominated Bisexual [2]
1948 Montgomery Clift The Search Ralph "Steve" Stevenson Nominated Gay [3]
Clifton Webb Sitting Pretty Lynn Aloysius Belvedere Nominated Gay [4]
1951 Marlon Brando A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski Nominated Bisexual [5]
Montgomery Clift A Place in the Sun George Eastman Nominated Gay [3]
1952 Marlon Brando Viva Zapata! Emiliano Zapata Nominated Bisexual [5]
1953 Julius Caesar Mark Antony Nominated Bisexual [5]
Montgomery Clift From Here to Eternity Pvt. Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt Nominated Gay [3]
1954 Marlon Brando On the Waterfront Terry Malloy Won Bisexual [5]
1956 Rock Hudson Giant Jordan "Bick" Benedict Jr. Nominated Gay [6]
1957 Marlon Brando Sayonara Major Lloyd "Ace" Gruver, USAF Nominated Bisexual [5]
1968 Alan Bates The Fixer Yakov Bok Nominated Bisexual [7]
1972 Marlon Brando The Godfather Vito Corleone Won Bisexual [5]
Paul Winfield Sounder Nathan Lee Morgan Nominated First African-American LGBT nominee for acting Gay [8]
1973 Marlon Brando Last Tango in Paris Paul Nominated Bisexual [5]
1984 Tom Hulce Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Nominated Gay
1994 Nigel Hawthorne The Madness of King George King George III Nominated Gay [9]
1998 Ian McKellen Gods and Monsters James Whale Nominated First openly LGBTQ+ male actor publicly out at time of nomination in a leading category Gay [10]
1999 Kevin Spacey American Beauty Lester Burnham Won Gay [11]

Best Actress in a Leading Role[edit]

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1929/30 Greta Garbo Anna Christie Anna Christie Nominated Bisexual [12]
Romance Rita Cavallini Nominated
1930/31 Marlene Dietrich Morocco Mademoiselle Amy Jolly Nominated Bisexual
1937 Greta Garbo Camille Marguerite Gautier Nominated Bisexual [12]
1939 Ninotchka Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova Nominated Bisexual [12]
1988 Jodie Foster The Accused Sarah Tobias Won Lesbian or Bisexual (unverified as Foster never publicly declared her orientation) [13]
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling Won First LGBT winner of two acting Oscars
1994 Nell Nell Kellty Nominated
2007 Ellen Page Juno Juno MacGuff Nominated Lesbian [14]
2008 Angelina Jolie Changeling Christine Collins Nominated Bisexual [15]
2018 Lady Gaga A Star Is Born Ally Maine Nominated Bisexual [15]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1944 Clifton Webb Laura Waldo Lydecker Nominated Gay [4]
Monty Woolley Since You Went Away Colonel William G. Smollett Nominated Gay [1]
1946 Clifton Webb The Razor's Edge Elliott Templeton Nominated Gay [4]
1955 Sal Mineo Rebel Without a Cause John "Plato" Crawford Nominated Bisexual [16]
1956 Anthony Perkins Friendly Persuasion Josh Birdwell Nominated Bisexual [6]
1960 Sal Mineo Exodus Dov Landau Nominated Bisexual [16]
1961 Montgomery Clift Judgment at Nuremberg Rudolph Peterson Nominated Gay [3]
1962 Victor Buono What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Edwin Flagg Nominated Gay [17]
1964 John Gielgud Becket King Louis VII of France Nominated Gay [18]
1971 Leonard Frey Fiddler on the Roof Motel Kamzoil Nominated Gay [19]
1972 Joel Grey Cabaret Master of Ceremonies Won Gay [20]
1981 James Coco Only When I Laugh Jimmy Perrino Nominated Gay [21]
John Gielgud Arthur Hobson Won Gay [18]
1986 Denholm Elliott A Room with a View Mr. Emerson Nominated Bisexual [22]
1989 Marlon Brando A Dry White Season Ian McKenzie Nominated Bisexual [5]
1992 Jaye Davidson The Crying Game Dil Nominated First openly LGBTQ+ male actor publicly out at time of nomination in a any category Gay [23]
1995 Kevin Spacey The Usual Suspects Roger "Verbal" Kint Won Gay [11]
2001 Ian McKellen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf Nominated Gay [10]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role[edit]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Year Name Film Role Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1938 Spring Byington You Can't Take It with You Penelope "Penny" Sycamore Nominated Lesbian [24]
1966 Sandy Dennis Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey Won Bisexual [25]
1973 Tatum O'Neal Paper Moon Addie Loggins Won Bisexual [26]
1975 Lily Tomlin Nashville Linnea Reese Nominated Lesbian [27]
1976 Jodie Foster Taxi Driver Iris "Easy" Steensma Nominated Lesbian or Bisexual (unverified as Foster never publicly declared her orientation) [13]
1980 Eva Le Gallienne Resurrection Pearl Nominated Lesbian [28]
1983 Linda Hunt The Year of Living Dangerously Billy Kwan Won First publicly out LGBTQ+ acting nominee and winner at time of win
Won for playing a male character
Lesbian [13]
1993 Anna Paquin The Piano Flora McGrath Won Bisexual [29]
1999 Angelina Jolie Girl, Interrupted Lisa Rowe Won Bisexual [15]

Best Animated Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
2008 Byron Howard Bolt Nominated Gay [30]
2010 Dean DeBlois How to Train Your Dragon Nominated [31]
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Nominated
2016 Byron Howard Zootopia Won [30]
2017 Darla K. Anderson Coco Won Lesbian [32]
2018 Scott Rudin Isle of Dogs Nominated Gay [33]

Best Cinematography[edit]

Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1978 Néstor Almendros Days of Heaven Won Gay [34]
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Nominated
1980 The Blue Lagoon Nominated
James Crabe The Formula Nominated Gay [35]
1982 Néstor Almendros Sophie's Choice Nominated Gay [34]
1985 David Watkin Out of Africa Won Gay [36]
2017 Rachel Morrison Mudbound Nominated First female nominee for Best Cinematography Lesbian [37]

Best Costume Design[edit]

Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1950 Walter Plunkett The Magnificent Yankee Nominated [38]
That Forsyte Woman Nominated
1951 Orry-Kelly An American in Paris Won [39]
Walter Plunkett Won [38]
Kind Lady Nominated
Irene Sharaff An American in Paris Won [40]
Edward Stevenson David and Bathsheba Nominated [35]
The Mudlark Nominated
1952 Miles White The Greatest Show on Earth Nominated
1953 Walter Plunkett The Actress Nominated [38]
Young Bess Nominated
Irene Sharaff Call Me Madam Nominated [40]
1954 Brigadoon Nominated
A Star Is Born Nominated
Miles White There's No Business Like Show Business Nominated [35]
1955 Irene Sharaff Guys and Dolls Nominated [40]
1956 The King and I Won
Miles White Around the World in 80 Days Nominated [35]
1957 Orry-Kelly Les Girls Won [39]
Walter Plunkett Raintree County Nominated [38]
1958 Cecil Beaton Gigi Won [40]
Walter Plunkett Some Came Running Nominated [38]
1959 Orry-Kelly Some Like It Hot Won [39]
Irene Sharaff Porgy and Bess Nominated [40]
Howard Shoup The Young Philadelphians Nominated [41]
1960 Irene Sharaff Can-Can Nominated [40]
Howard Shoup The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Nominated [41]
Edward Stevenson The Facts of Life Won [35]
1961 Piero Gherardi La Dolce Vita Won [42]
Walter Plunkett Pocketful of Miracles Nominated [38]
Irene Sharaff West Side Story Won [40]
Howard Shoup Claudelle Inglish Nominated [41]
1962 Orry-Kelly Gypsy Nominated [39]
1963 Piero Gherardi Won [42]
Walter Plunkett How the West Was Won Nominated [38]
Irene Sharaff Cleopatra Won [40]
Piero Tosi The Leopard Nominated [43]
1964 Cecil Beaton My Fair Lady Won [40]
Howard Shoup Kisses for My President Nominated [41]
1965 A Rage to Live Nominated
1966 Danilo Donati The Gospel According to St. Matthew Nominated [42]
Mandragola Nominated
Piero Gherardi Juliet of the Spirits Nominated
Irene Sharaff Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Won [40]
1967 Danilo Donati The Taming of the Shrew Nominated [42]
Irene Sharaff Nominated [40]
1968 Danilo Donati Romeo and Juliet Won [42]
1969 Irene Sharaff Hello, Dolly! Nominated [40]
1971 Piero Tosi Death in Venice Nominated [43]
1972 Ray Aghayan Lady Sings the Blues Nominated [44]
Bob Mackie Nominated
1973 Piero Tosi Ludwig Nominated [43]
1975 Ray Aghayan Funny Lady Nominated [44]
Bob Mackie Nominated
1976 Danilo Donati Fellini's Casanova Won [42]
William Ware Theiss Bound for Glory Nominated [45]
1977 Florence Klotz A Little Night Music Nominated [40]
Burton Miller Airport '77 Nominated [41]
Irene Sharaff The Other Side of Midnight Nominated [40]
1979 William Ware Theiss Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Nominated [45]
Piero Tosi La Cage aux Folles Nominated [43]
Albert Wolsky All That Jazz Won [46]
1981 Bob Mackie Pennies from Heaven Nominated [44]
1982 Piero Tosi La Traviata Nominated [43]
Albert Wolsky Sophie's Choice Nominated [46]
1983 William Ware Theiss Heart Like a Wheel Nominated [45]
1985 Albert Wolsky The Journey of Natty Gann Nominated [46]
1991 Richard Hornung Barton Fink Nominated [47]
Albert Wolsky Bugsy Won [46]
1992 Toys Nominated
1999 Gary Jones The Talented Mr. Ripley Nominated [48]
2001 Angus Strathie Moulin Rouge! Won [49]
2006 Patricia Field The Devil Wears Prada Nominated [50]
2007 Albert Wolsky Across the Universe Nominated [46]
2008 Danny Glicker Milk Nominated [51]
Albert Wolsky Revolutionary Road Nominated [46]
2012 Paco Delgado Les Misérables Nominated [52]
2015 The Danish Girl Nominated

Best Director[edit]

Academy Award for Best Director
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1932/33 George Cukor Little Women Nominated Gay [53]
1940 The Philadelphia Story Nominated
1947 A Double Life Nominated
1950 George Cukor Born Yesterday Nominated Gay [53]
1951 Vincente Minnelli An American in Paris Nominated Bisexual [54]
1953 Charles Walters Lili Nominated Gay [55]
1958 Vincente Minnelli Gigi Won Bisexual [54]
1961 Jerome Robbins West Side Story Won Gay [56]
1963 Tony Richardson Tom Jones Won Bisexual [6]
1964 George Cukor My Fair Lady Won Gay [53]
1964 Peter Glenville Becket Nominated Gay [57]
1965 John Schlesinger Darling Nominated Gay [13]
1968 Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet Nominated Gay [58]
1969 John Schlesinger Midnight Cowboy Won Gay [13]
1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday Nominated
1986 James Ivory A Room with a View Nominated Gay [59]
1992 Howards End Nominated
1993 The Remains of the Day Nominated
1997 Gus Van Sant Good Will Hunting Nominated Gay [60]
2000 Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot Nominated Gay
2002 Pedro Almodóvar Talk to Her Nominated Gay [61]
Stephen Daldry The Hours Nominated Gay
Rob Marshall Chicago Nominated Gay [62]
2008 Stephen Daldry The Reader Nominated Gay
Gus Van Sant Milk Nominated Gay [60]
2009 Lee Daniels Precious Nominated First African-American LGBT nominee for Best Director Gay [63]

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1955 Nancy Hamilton Helen Keller in Her Story Won [1]
1984 Rob Epstein The Times of Harvey Milk Won First gay-themed film by openly gay filmmakers to win an Academy Award [64]
Richard Schmiechen Won
1988 Bruce Weber Let's Get Lost Nominated [65]
1989 Rob Epstein Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Won [64]
1992 David Haugland Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker Nominated [66]
2000 Frances Reid Long Night's Journey into Day Nominated [67]
2006 Laura Poitras My Country, My Country Nominated [68]
2012 David France How to Survive a Plague Nominated [69]
Howard Gertler Nominated [70]
2014 Laura Poitras Citizenfour Won [68]
2017 Yance Ford Strong Island Nominated First openly transgender man to be nominated for an Academy Award [71]

Best Documentary Short Subject[edit]

Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1952 Norman McLaren Neighbours Won [72]
1991 Debra Chasnoff Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment Won [73]
1994 Dee Mosbacher Straight from the Heart Nominated [67]
Frances Reid Nominated
2002 Robert Houston Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks Nominated [74]
2004 Mighty Times: The Children's March Won
2018 Rob Epstein End Game Nominated [64]
[75]
Jeffrey Friedman Nominated

Best Film Editing[edit]

Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1961 William H. Reynolds Fanny Nominated Gay [35]
1965 The Sound of Music Won
1966 The Sand Pebbles Nominated
1969 Hello, Dolly! Nominated
1972 The Godfather Nominated
1973 The Sting Won
1977 The Turning Point Nominated
2017 Tatiana S. Riegel I, Tonya Nominated Lesbian [76]
2018 John Ottman Bohemian Rhapsody Won Gay [77]

Best Makeup & Hairstyling[edit]

Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1992 Matthew W. Mungle Bram Stoker's Dracula Won Gay [78]
1993 Schindler's List Nominated
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Nominated
2002 John E. Jackson Frida Won
2005 Tami Lane The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Won Lesbian [79]
2011 J. Roy Helland The Iron Lady Won Gay [80]
2011 Matthew W. Mungle Albert Nobbs Nominated Gay [78]
2012 Tami Lane The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Nominated Lesbian [79]

Best Music, Original Score[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Score
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1939 Aaron Copland Of Mice and Men Nominated [81]
1940 Our Town Nominated
1943 The North Star Nominated
1949 The Heiress Won
1954 Leonard Bernstein On the Waterfront Nominated [82]
1965 Jacques Demy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Nominated [83]
1967 Richard Rodney Bennett Far from the Madding Crowd Nominated [84]
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Nominated
1974 Murder on the Orient Express Nominated
1980 John Corigliano Altered States Nominated [33]
1992 Richard Robbins Howards End Nominated [85]
1993 The Remains of the Day Nominated
1995 Marc Shaiman The American President Nominated [86]
1996 The First Wives Club Nominated
1998 Patch Adams Nominated
1999 John Corigliano The Red Violin Won [33]
2013 Owen Pallett Her Nominated [87]
2016 Mica Levi Jackie Nominated [88]
2018 Marc Shaiman Mary Poppins Returns Nominated [86]

Best Music, Original Song Score or Adaptation[edit]

Original Song Score or Adaptation
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1939 Aaron Copland Of Mice and Men Nominated [81]
Roger Edens Babes in Arms Nominated [89]
1940 Aaron Copland Our Town Nominated [81]
Roger Edens Strike Up the Band Nominated [89]
1942 For Me and My Gal Nominated
1948 Easter Parade Won Only composer to win three consecutive awards in this category.
1949 On the Town Won
1950 Annie Get Your Gun Won
1952 Gian Carlo Menotti The Medium Nominated [90]
1968 Jacques Demy The Young Girls of Rochefort Nominated [83]
1970 Rod McKuen A Boy Named Charlie Brown Nominated [91]
1972 Ralph Burns Cabaret Won [92]
1974 Frederick Loewe The Little Prince Nominated [93]
Angela Morley Nominated First openly transgender Academy Award nominee [94]
1977 The Slipper and the Rose—The Story of Cinderella Nominated
1979 Ralph Burns All That Jazz Won [92]
1982 Annie Nominated

Best Music, Original Song[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Song
Year Name Film Song Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1936 Cole Porter Born to Dance "I've Got You Under My Skin" Nominated Gay [95]
1940 Roger Edens Strike Up the Band "Our Love Affair" Nominated [89]
1941 Cole Porter You'll Never Get Rich "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" Nominated [95]
1943 Something to Shout About "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" Nominated
1947 Roger Edens Good News "Pass That Peace Pipe" Nominated [89]
1956 Cole Porter High Society "True Love" Nominated [95]
1958 Frederick Loewe Gigi "Gigi" Won [93]
1960 Manos Hatzidakis Never on Sunday "Never on Sunday" Won [96]
1965 Jacques Demy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg "I Will Wait for You" Nominated Bisexual [83]
1969 Rod McKuen The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie "Jean" Nominated Queer [91]
1974 Frederick Loewe The Little Prince "Little Prince" Nominated Gay [93]
1975 John Kander Funny Lady "How Lucky Can You Get" Nominated Gay [97]
1978 Paul Jabara Thank God It's Friday "Last Dance" Won [98]
1980 Lesley Gore Fame "Out Here on My Own" Nominated First openly LGBT+ woman to be nominated in any Oscar category Lesbian [99]
1982 Peter Allen Arthur "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Won Gay [100]
1986 Howard Ashman Little Shop of Horrors "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space" Nominated [33]
1989 The Little Mermaid "Kiss the Girl" Nominated
"Under the Sea" Won
1990 Stephen Sondheim Dick Tracy "Sooner or Later" Won
1991 Howard Ashman Beauty and the Beast "Be Our Guest" Nominated Only AIDS victim to be given both a posthumous award and nominations.
"Beauty and the Beast" Won
"Belle" Nominated
1992 Aladdin "Friend Like Me" Nominated
1993 Marc Shaiman Sleepless in Seattle "A Wink and a Smile" Nominated [86]
1994 Elton John The Lion King "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Won [101]
"Circle of Life" Nominated
"Hakuna Matata" Nominated
1999 Marc Shaiman South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut "Blame Canada" Nominated [86]
2000 Björk Dancer in the Dark "I've Seen It All" Nominated Queer [102]
2002 John Kander Chicago "I Move On" Nominated Gay [97]
2006 Melissa Etheridge An Inconvenient Truth "I Need to Wake Up" Won First openly lesbian winner for Original Song Lesbian [33]
Henry Krieger Dreamgirls "Listen" Nominated Queer [103]
"Love You I Do" Nominated
"Patience" Nominated
2015 Anohni Racing Extinction "Manta Ray" Nominated First openly transgender person nominated for Original Song Transgender [104]
Lady Gaga The Hunting Ground "Til It Happens to You" Nominated Bisexual [105]
Sam Smith Spectre "Writing's on the Wall" Won Gay [101]
2016 Benj Pasek La La Land "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Nominated [106]
"City of Stars" Won
2017 The Greatest Showman "This Is Me" Nominated
2018 Lady Gaga A Star Is Born "Shallow" Won First openly bisexual winner for Original Song Bisexual [105]
Marc Shaiman Mary Poppins Returns "The Place Where Lost Things Go" Nominated Gay [107]
Scott Wittman Nominated

Best Picture[edit]

Academy Award for Best Picture
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1946 Laurence Olivier Henry V Nominated Bisexual [108]
1948 Hamlet Won
1963 Tony Richardson Tom Jones Won Gay [6]
1970 Ross Hunter Airport Nominated [109]
1985 David Weisman Kiss of the Spider Woman Nominated
1986 Ismail Merchant A Room with a View Nominated [59]
1992 Howards End Nominated
1993 The Remains of the Day Nominated
1999 Bruce Cohen American Beauty Won [110]
Dan Jinks Won
2002 Scott Rudin The Hours Nominated [33]
2007 No Country for Old Men Won
There Will Be Blood Nominated
2008 Bruce Cohen Milk Nominated [110]
Dan Jinks Nominated
2009 Lee Daniels Precious Nominated [63]
2010 Darla K. Anderson Toy Story 3 Nominated Lesbian [32]
Iain Canning The King's Speech Won Gay [111]
Scott Rudin The Social Network Nominated [33]
True Grit Nominated
2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Nominated
2012 Bruce Cohen Silver Linings Playbook Nominated [110]
Megan Ellison Zero Dark Thirty Nominated Lesbian [112]
Cameron Mackintosh Les Misérables Nominated Gay [113]
2013 Megan Ellison American Hustle Nominated Lesbian [112]
Her Nominated
Scott Rudin Captain Phillips Nominated Gay [33]
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Nominated
2016 Fences Nominated
Iain Canning Lion Nominated [111]
2017 Megan Ellison Phantom Thread Nominated Lesbian [112]
Luca Guadagnino Call Me by Your Name Nominated Gay [114]
Peter Spears Nominated [115]
Scott Rudin Lady Bird Nominated [33]

Best Production Design[edit]

Academy Award for Best Production Design
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1936 Edwin B. Willis The Great Ziegfeld Nominated [35]
Romeo and Juliet Nominated
1941 Howard Bristol The Little Foxes Nominated
Samuel M. Comer Hold Back the Dawn Nominated
Edwin B. Willis Blossoms in the Dust Won
When Ladies Meet Nominated
1942 Howard Bristol The Pride of the Yankees Nominated
Samuel M. Comer Take a Letter, Darling Nominated
Jack D. Moore Random Harvest Nominated
Edwin B. Willis Nominated
1943 Howard Bristol The North Star Nominated
George James Hopkins Mission to Moscow Nominated [4]
This Is the Army Nominated
Edwin B. Willis Madame Curie Nominated [35]
Thousands Cheer Nominated
1944 Howard Bristol The Princess and the Pirate Nominated
Samuel M. Comer No Time for Love Nominated
Edwin B. Willis Gaslight Won
Kismet Nominated
Richard Pefferle Nominated
1945 Samuel M. Comer Frenchman's Creek Won
Love Letters Nominated
Edwin B. Willis National Velvet Nominated
The Picture of Dorian Gray Nominated
1946 Samuel M. Comer Kitty Nominated
Paul S. Fox The Razor's Edge Nominated
Edwin B. Willis The Yearling Won
1947 Paul S. Fox The Foxes of Harrow Nominated
George James Hopkins Life with Father Nominated [4]
1949 Paul S. Fox Come to the Stable Nominated [35]
Jack D. Moore Little Women Won
Edwin B. Willis Won
Madame Bovary Nominated
1950 Samuel M. Comer Samson and Delilah Won
Sunset Boulevard Won
Edwin B. Willis Annie Get Your Gun Nominated
The Red Danube Nominated
1951 Paul S. Fox David and Bathsheba Nominated
House on Telegraph Hill Nominated
F. Keogh Gleason An American in Paris Won
George James Hopkins A Streetcar Named Desire Won [4]
Jack D. Moore Too Young to Kiss Nominated [35]
Edwin B. Willis An American in Paris Won
Too Young to Kiss Nominated
1952 Howard Bristol Hans Christian Andersen Nominated
Paul S. Fox The Snows of Kilimanjaro Nominated
F. Keogh Gleason The Bad and the Beautiful Won
Arthur Krams The Merry Widow Nominated
Edwin B. Willis The Bad and the Beautiful Won
The Merry Widow Nominated
1953 Paul S. Fox The President's Lady Nominated
The Robe Won
F. Keogh Gleason The Story of Three Loves Nominated
Arthur Krams Lili Nominated
The Story of Three Loves Nominated
Jack D. Moore Nominated
Young Bess Nominated
Edwin B. Willis Julius Caesar Won
Lili Nominated
The Story of Three Loves Nominated
Young Bess Nominated
1954 Samuel M. Comer The Country Girl Nominated
Red Garters Nominated
Sabrina Nominated
Paul S. Fox Désirée Nominated
F. Keogh Gleason Brigadoon Nominated
George James Hopkins A Star Is Born Nominated [4]
Irene Sharaff Nominated [40]
Edwin B. Willis Brigadoon Nominated [35]
Executive Suite Nominated
1955 Howard Bristol Guys and Dolls Nominated
Samuel M. Comer The Rose Tattoo Won
To Catch a Thief Nominated
Paul S. Fox Daddy Long Legs Nominated
Henry Grace Blackboard Jungle Nominated
Arthur Krams The Rose Tattoo Won
To Catch a Thief Nominated
Oliver Smith Guys and Dolls Nominated [116]
Edwin B. Willis Blackboard Jungle Nominated [35]
I'll Cry Tomorrow Nominated
1956 Samuel M. Comer The Proud and Profane Nominated
The Ten Commandments Nominated
Ross J. Dowd Around the World in 80 Days Nominated
Paul S. Fox The King and I Won
F. Keogh Gleason Lust for Life Nominated
Somebody Up There Likes Me Won
Edwin B. Willis Lust for Life Nominated
Somebody Up There Likes Me Won
1957 Samuel M. Comer Funny Face Nominated
Richard Pefferle Les Girls Nominated
Edwin B. Willis Nominated
Raintree County Nominated
1958 Samuel M. Comer Vertigo Nominated
Paul S. Fox A Certain Smile Nominated
F. Keogh Gleason Gigi Won
Henry Grace Won
George James Hopkins Auntie Mame Nominated [4]
1959 Paul S. Fox Career Nominated [35]
Henry Grace North by Northwest Nominated
Arthur Krams Career Nominated
Oliver Messel Suddenly, Last Summer Nominated [117]
1960 Samuel M. Comer It Started in Naples Nominated [35]
Visit to a Small Planet Nominated
Ross J. Dowd The Facts of Life Nominated
Henry Grace Cimarron Nominated
George James Hopkins Sunrise at Campobello Nominated [4]
Arthur Krams Visit to a Small Planet Nominated [35]
1961 Howard Bristol Flower Drum Song Nominated
Samuel M. Comer Breakfast at Tiffany's Nominated
Summer and Smoke Nominated
Piero Gherardi La Dolce Vita Nominated [42]
Arthur Krams Summer and Smoke Nominated [35]
1962 Samuel M. Comer The Pigeon That Took Rome Nominated
Henry Grace Mutiny on the Bounty Nominated
Period of Adjustment Nominated
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Nominated
George James Hopkins Days of Wine and Roses Nominated [4]
The Music Man Nominated
1963 Samuel M. Comer Come Blow Your Horn Nominated [35]
Hud Nominated
Love with the Proper Stranger Nominated
Paul S. Fox Cleopatra Won
Piero Gherardi Nominated [42]
Henry Grace How the West Was Won Nominated [35]
Twilight of Honor Nominated
1964 Cecil Beaton My Fair Lady Won [40]
Henry Grace The Americanization of Emily Nominated [35]
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Nominated
George James Hopkins My Fair Lady Won [4]
1965 Henry Grace A Patch of Blue Nominated [35]
George James Hopkins Inside Daisy Clover Nominated [4]
1966 Piero Gherardi Juliet of the Spirits Nominated [42]
Henry Grace Mister Buddwing Nominated [35]
George James Hopkins Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Won [4]
1967 Howard Bristol Thoroughly Modern Millie Nominated [35]
1968 Star! Nominated
1969 George James Hopkins Hello, Dolly! Won [4]
Jack D. Moore Sweet Charity Nominated [35]
1970 Samuel M. Comer Tora! Tora! Tora! Nominated
Arthur Krams Nominated
Jack D. Moore Airport Nominated
1982 Franco Zeffirelli La Traviata Nominated [58]
1987 Ferdinando Scarfiotti The Last Emperor Won [118]
1992 Toys Nominated

Best Short Film (Animated)[edit]

Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1969 Ryan Larkin Walking Nominated Bisexual [119]
2003 Adam Elliot Harvie Krumpet Won Gay [18]

Best Short Film (Live Action)[edit]

Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1952 Norman McLaren Neighbours Nominated Gay [72]
1957 A Chairy Tale Nominated
1960 Ismail Merchant The Creation of Woman Nominated [59]
1992 Christian Taylor The Lady in Waiting Nominated [120]
1994 Randy Stone Trevor Won [121]

Best Sound Mixing[edit]

Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Year Name Film Status Milestone Orientation Reference
2008 Lora Hirschberg The Dark Knight Nominated Lesbian [111]
2010 Inception Won

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)[edit]

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Year Name Film Adapted From Status Milestone Orientation Reference
1944 John Van Druten Gaslight Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton Nominated Gay [35]
1951 Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Nominated Gay [122]
1956 Baby Doll 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and The Unsatisfactory Supper by Tennessee Williams Nominated
1958 Terence Rattigan Separate Tables Separate Tables by Terence Rattigan Nominated Gay [123]
1960 Gavin Lambert Sons and Lovers Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence Nominated Gay [124]
1970 Larry Kramer Women in Love Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence Nominated Gay [125]
1973 James Bridges The Paper Chase The Paper Chase by John Jay Osborn Jr. Nominated Gay [126]
1974 Paul Dehn Murder on the Orient Express Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Nominated Gay [127]
1977 Gavin Lambert I Never Promised You a Rose Garden I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg Nominated Gay [124]
Peter Shaffer Equus Equus by Peter Shaffer Nominated Gay [128]
1984 Amadeus Amadeus by Peter Shaffer Won
1994 Alan Bennett The Madness of King George The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett Nominated Gay [129]
1998 Bill Condon Gods and Monsters Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram Won Gay [33]
2002 Chicago Chicago by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Nominated
2005 Tony Kushner Munich Vengeance by George Jonas Nominated Gay [130]
2009 Geoffrey S. Fletcher Precious Push by Sapphire Won Gay
2011 John Logan Hugo The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Nominated Gay [131]
2012 Tony Kushner Lincoln Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin Nominated Gay [130]
Jim Rash The Descendants The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings Won Gay [132]
2015 Emma Donoghue Room Room by Emma Donoghue Nominated Lesbian [133]
Phyllis Nagy Carol The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith Nominated [134]
2016 Tarell Alvin McCraney Moonlight In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney Won Gay [135]
2017 James Ivory Call Me by Your Name Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman Won Gay [59]
Dee Rees Mudbound Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Nominated First queer black woman to be nominated for a screenplay Oscar Lesbian [136]
2018 Jeff Whitty Can You Ever Forgive Me? Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel Nominated Gay [137]

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference Reference
1942 Noël Coward In Which We Serve Nominated Gay [138]
George Oppenheimer The War Against Mrs. Hadley Nominated Gay [35]
1952 Terence Rattigan The Sound Barrier Nominated Gay [123]
1961 William Inge Splendor in the Grass Won Gay [139]
1965 Jacques Demy The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Nominated Bisexual [83]
1968 Arthur C. Clarke 2001: A Space Odyssey Nominated Gay [140]
1969 Luchino Visconti The Damned Nominated Gay [141]
1977 Arthur Laurents The Turning Point Nominated Gay [142]
1979 James Bridges The China Syndrome Nominated Gay [126]
1993 Ron Nyswaner Philadelphia Nominated [143]
1999 Alan Ball American Beauty Won Gay [13]
2000 John Logan Gladiator Nominated Gay [131]
2002 Pedro Almodóvar Talk to Her Won Gay [61]
Todd Haynes Far from Heaven Nominated Gay [144]
2004 John Logan The Aviator Nominated Gay [131]
2008 Dustin Lance Black Milk Won Gay [33]
2010 Lisa Cholodenko The Kids Are All Right Nominated Lesbian [145]
2015 Jonathan Herman Straight Outta Compton Nominated Gay [146]

Best Writing (Original Story)[edit]

Academy Award for Best Original Story
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1946 John Patrick The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Nominated [35]
1950 Leonard Spigelgass Mystery Street Nominated
1951 James Bernard Seven Days to Noon Won [147]
Paul Dehn Won [127]
1955 Nicholas Ray Rebel Without a Cause Nominated [148]

Special awards[edit]

Honorary or Special Achievement Award
Year Name Film Status Milestone Reference
1942 Noël Coward In Which We Serve Won For his outstanding production achievement in In Which We Serve. (Certificate of Merit) [138]
1954 Greta Garbo Won For her unforgettable screen performances. (Statuette) [12]
1961 Jerome Robbins Won For his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film. (Statuette) [56]
1973 Henri Langlois Won For his devotion to the art of film, his massive contributions in preserving its past and his unswerving faith in its future. (Statuette) [149]
2013 Piero Tosi Won A visionary whose incomparable costume designs shaped timeless, living art in motion pictures. (Statuette) [43]

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