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‘Booksmart’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ were snubbed by Oscars, but they’re not the only great Lgbtq films to miss out [Photo Gallery]

‘Booksmart’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ were snubbed by Oscars, but they’re not the only great Lgbtq films to miss out [Photo Gallery]

There was an unusually high number of films with Lgbtq characters and themes at last year’s Oscars, but that wasn’t the case in 2020. That meant the exclusion of, among others, “Booksmart” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” but they have lots of company when it comes to queer movies that either lost Oscars or weren’t nominated at all. Click above for our list of 38 great films that came away without any hardware from the motion picture academy.

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The critically acclaimed “Booksmart” follows two teenage overachievers (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) looking to cut loose for the first time right before they graduate. Dever’s character is openly, matter-of-factly gay and pines for a classmate, which makes this a rare teen movie about a queer young woman who explores her sexuality the way straight characters commonly get to do in coming-of-age films.

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