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The Gay Viewer's Guide to This Year's Oscars: VIDEO

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Daily Xtra's Gordon Bowness and Indiewire's Peter Knegt have pored over the Oscar nominations and picked out all the content that can be discussed with a gay-angle in mind. 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

The 87th Academy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air February 22. 

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'Dick Poop' Trends on Twitter After Oscar Announcement: VIDEO

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Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs joined Chris Pine to announce the nominations (read them HERE) for the 87th Annual Academy Awards this morning.

After Isaacs flubbed the name of cinematographer Dick Pope, the mess-up began trending worldwide on Twitter.

Relive the moment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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WATCH LIVE: 87th Oscar Nominations Are Here

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The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards are set to begin rolling in at 8:30am ET. Alfonso Cuarón, J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the nominees at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Check out the live stream and incoming list of nominees, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air February 22. 

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Neil Patrick Harris Has the Perfect Gift to Give Your Family This Holiday in New Oscar Promo: WATCH

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Why worry yourself with wrapping presents and figuring out who wants what this holiday season when you can just give the gift of Neil Patrick Harris?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The 87th Academy Awards air February 22. 

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Alan Turing Comes Out In New Clip From 'The Imitation Game': VIDEO

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The man who broke the Nazi's Enigma code and conceived the modern computer was also, as they used to say, a "homosexual."

In this new clip from The Imitation Game, mathematician/genius Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) reveals his true nature while at a nightclub, chatting with a friend (played by Downton Abbey's Allen Leech). The scene is notable for the fact that it's Turing's friend who actually outs him, uttering the "H" word as Turing stumbles trying to explain his feelings towards his dancing date (a spinning Keira Knightley). Homosexuality at that time was illegal in the UK and Turing was persecuted and eventually prosecuted for it, leading to his tragic suicide.

The Imitation Game opened to strong reviews and huge audiences in four theatres last weekend, grossing a stunning $120,000 per screen average. By comparison, The Kings Speech opened in a similar number of theatres in 2010 grossing $88,000 per screen. The Weinstein Company is positioning the Turing biopic for awards season, and there has been big buzz about Cumberbatch being nominated for his first Oscar. However, there's also been some criticism of the film's lack of sex scenes for his character and the fact that some liberties were taken regarding Turing's relationship with the woman being discussed in the clip, who is apparently portrayed more as a failed romance than a friend. You can watch the full scene, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Interview: Daniel Ribeiro on His International Hit Film 'The Way He Looks'

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New student Gabriel (Fabio Audi) and his blind classmate Leo (Ghilherme Lobo) in "The Way He Looks"

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Nine months after its debut at the Berlinale festival, the gay Brazilian hit THE WAY HE LOOKS (reviewed earlier at Towleroad) is still collecting the hearts of audiences everywhere it shows. And that's a lot of places now. After theatrical runs in France and Brazil it's currently playing in multiple US cities, in the UK and Hong Kong and soon expands to Taiwan and Sweden. This super charming coming-of-age movie charts the slow blooming romance between Leo, a blind student, and Gabriel, the new kid in town. Leo's best girl friend Giovana (Tess Amorim) doesn't react well. If you haven't seen it yet, seek it out. You'll have a new favorite to add to your Best Gay Movies list.

Daniel+Ribeiro+Film+Maker+Afternoon+Tea+bbFC0__pR3ClThose who've already fallen for its assured storytelling and sensitive acting might be surprised to hear that it's the debut feature of not only its young writer/director but also its principle trio of actors. 

I spoke with the 32 year old director Daniel Ribeiro this week about his breakout film which has been selected by Brazil to represent them at the Oscars. 

NR: You’ve been getting great reviews, awards, and audience response since the premiere. Is this the best year of your life or what?

DANIEL RIBEIRO: Probably, yeah! [Laughter] It’s been really exciting.

How did you feel when your film was selected to compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar?

It was surprising. It's a very political choice for our country. Even if we don’t get selected, it is the film that is talked about now.  

Brazil -- we’re in an interesting place. We have a lot of visibility. People are talking about the issues. Young kids are more comfortable about being out. But we have a lot of problems with LGBT rights. We have a very conservative congress and we have a lot of homophobe congressmen staying stupid things.

That sounds familiar! 

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