Oscars: Gender-Fluid Actor Kelly Mantle Submitted For Consideration in Both Male and Female Categories

Oscars: Gender-Fluid Actor Kelly Mantle Submitted For Consideration in Both Male and Female Categories
This past Friday Miguel Ali’s indie film “Confessions of a Womanizer” was released in limited theaters for an Oscar-qualifying run. Now, one of its actors has made Academy Award history without being nominated.

Kelly Mantle, an actor who identifies as gender-fluid, is the first performer to have submitted and be considered for a nomination in both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting actress categories.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, once Mantle was submitted in both male and female categories by the film’s creators, the Academy confirmed that he “can be nominated in either category.”

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Mantle, best known as a contestant on the sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” portrays a transgender prostitute in “Confessions of a Womanizer.” The picture traveled around the indie film circuit in 2014, but
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