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23 straight actors who won or were nominated for Oscars for LGBTQ+ roles

Cosmopolitan (UK) Logo By Anna Lewis and Paisley Gilmour of Cosmopolitan (UK) | Slide 1 of 22: When it was announced that Scarlett Johansson had been cast as a trans male in her new movie, the Internet and LGBTQ+ activists were there ready to criticise - saying it's about time trans actors were cast in trans roles. And this certainly isn't the first time a straight, non-trans actor has portrayed someone LGBTQ+ in a huge film. In fact, many have even nabbed Oscar nominations and awards for their roles. So here are 23 straight and non-trans celebs who scooped awards for LGBTQ+ roles.

When it was announced that Scarlett Johansson had been cast as a trans male in her new movie, the Internet and LGBTQ+ activists were there ready to criticise - saying it's about time trans actors were cast in trans roles. And this certainly isn't the first time a straight, non-trans actor has portrayed someone LGBTQ+ in a huge film. In fact, many have even nabbed Oscar nominations and awards for their roles. So here are 23 straight and non-trans celebs who scooped awards for LGBTQ+ roles.

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