LGBTQ stories won big at the Oscars last night & we looked good on the red carpet too

Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali
Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali Photo: Malek photo by Sleepindaroof. Ali's pic from Wikipedia

LGBTQ stories took home awards at last night’s Academy Awards.

Green Book, a film about gay black pianist Don Shirley won the night’s top honors: Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

Mahershala Ali, who played Shirley, won the award for Actor in a Supporting Role.

In his acceptance speech, Ali thanked Shirley for “who he was and the life that he lived.”

Rami Malek won the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, becoming the first person of Arab heritage to win the award, according to The Guardian.

Bohemian Rhapsody also won several technical awards, including Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Film Editing.

Bryan Singer, who is gay, was the credited director, although he was fired from the film several weeks before shooting ended and is now the subject of several accusations of sexual harassment and assault against minors.

Related: LGBTQ performers & stories won big at the Golden Globes

Olivia Colman won the award for Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Favourite, a historical film about Queen Anne which shows some of her relationships with women.

“Snogging is fine, snogging [costar] Rachel Weisz is like you’ve won the lottery!” Colman said.

Lady Gaga was nominated in the Actress in a Leading Role category and won in the Original Song category for “Shallow,” which appeared in the film A Star is Born.

She also performed “Shallow” at the ceremony.

On the red carpet, RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Shangela was there because of her role in A Star is Born, and she came in full drag.

Billy Porter of Pose fame slayed the red carpet in a tux dress.

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