Ian McKellen asks why no gay man has ever won Best Actor at the Oscars

The actor also offered his own words of solidarity with the current backlash, criticising the Academy's lack of diversity in its own membership; "If you are trying to have a career, as a black or Hispanic actor in a state – California – where white people are now the minority, and you are being judged by an Academy where the vast majority are white, male, middle-aged and old … well, perhaps that is the wrong yardstick."

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