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Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress, Lincoln
Queer Quotient: An ally with a gay son, it’s hard to believe Sally has never played a lesbian character. However there was a very funny episode of Brothers & Sisters where her kids wondered if Sally’s character Nora just might be interested in women.
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Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress, The Sessions
Queer Quotient: Rampant lesbian rumors have followed Helen throughout her career, which could be why she’s stayed away from gay roles.
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Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress, Silver Linings Playbook
Queer Quotient: The Aussie actress played what she refers to as “the big dyke” in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. She was also in a very controversial documentary about sexuality called The Naked Bunyip.