Let's take a quick peek at the nominees to see which are gay and which have only played that way.
Director Ang Lee was nominated for his trippy spiritual allegory Life of Pi. Yet, he acheived gay notoreity for two of his earlier contributions, the 1993 comedy The Wedding Banquet and of course 2005's Brokeback Mountain.
You should watch The Wedding Banquet (which got nominated for Best Foreign Film) and read the Annie Proulx short story Brokeback Mountain to enjoy all the rich language and backstory missing from Lee's adaptation.
EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story mistakenly identified Ang Lee as openly gay. He is not.
It wasn't an amazing movie, but it was definitely a troubling one in which Hoffman played a charming, but calculating literary celebrity.
Things gets sudsy near the end of the film, in a good way.
He played the role so well that gay rumors have followed him ever since, though his wife just laughs them off — lucky her.
The completely transparent stunt was turned into a completely masturbatory "documentary" called I'm Still Here that contains "more male frontal nudity than you’d find in some gay porn films"... so there's that.
His name is Tony Kushner and he also wrote Angels in America, a Pulitzer-prize winning play that is a must-read for anyone interested in HIV, closeted Mormons, theater or the gay imagination.
Both should be required viewing for anyone under 35.
But in the name of gender equality, the film also features a frightening beast lovingly called "Super Vagina" — she's a real man eater!
That doesn't make the raven gay per se, but it certainly means that he spent a second admiring a guy's butt... a first-time admission for a male Disney cartoon character.