Queering the 2013 Oscars

Cynthia Wade

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Nominated for: Best Documentary Short, Mondays at Racine
Queer Quotient: Cynthia was the director of Freeheld, the Oscar-winning documentary about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree that is being adapated into a feature film starring Ellen Page.

Clea DuVall

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Nominated for: Best Picture, Argo
Queer Quotient: Outside of her private life, Clea has played several queer roles, including Graham in But I’m a Cheerleader and, most recently, Wendy in American Horror Story: Asylum.

Jane Lynch

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Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film, Wreck-it Ralph
Queer Quotient: Besides the fact she’s out and proud and just plain Jane Lynch, she played a hilarious lesbian dog wrangler in Best in Show.

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