Ian McKellen on Oscars: Industry is also discriminating against gay people

Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | January 26, 2016

Sir Ian McKellen has reacted to the race row that has many questioning the integrity of the Acy Awards.

The 76-year-old actor, who has been nominated twice for an acting Oscar, said he ‘fully sympathizes’ with the complaints and says there are certainly other minorities who have been discriminated against in the film industry.

McKellen is one of only three LGBTI people who came out before they were nominated for an acting Academy award. Jaye Davidson, of The Crying Game, and Angelina Jolie, who is bisexual, are the other two.

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