Besides “Dallas Buyers Club” there weren’t too many big wins for gay issues at the
86th Academy Awards. The highlight was Jared Leto who won Best Supporting Actor for his transgender role in “Dallas Buyers Club” who did make a reference to our LGBT community in his acceptance speech stating, “To those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love, tonight, I stand here in front of the world with you & for you.” Gay icon Ellen Degeneres who hosted the show has matured a lot from the last time she hosted the show in 2006 & for the most part her performance was flawless. She should have refrained from her tasteless joke to Liza Minnelli calling her “one of the most amazing Liza Minnelli impersonators that I have ever seen in my entire life.” Liza was there to take a bow with her siblings at the tribute 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” with Pink singing “Over the Rainbow” who has a huge gay following. We’re very happy with iconic gay producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron second year producing the Oscars. However John Travolta who starred in their film production of “Hairspray” took center stage & then totally mispronounced Idina Menzel name but the show went on & she sang the Oscar Winning Song “Let It Go” from “Frozen” beautifully. Another highlight was gay favorite Bette Midler's performance for the In Memoriam segment singing "Wind Beneath My Wings” brought the house to their feet. Overall it was a fabulous show.
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