By Robyn Ochs
On January 30th, the Screen Actors Guild Awards had an unusually bi night: Queen Latifah was honored for playing the real-life bisexual singer Bessie Smith in HBO’s Bessie. Kevin Spacey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his unscrupulous Francis Underwood character in House of Cards, and Viola Davis won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (How to Get Away with Murder). Actress Alicia Vikander won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for playing real-life bisexual character Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl.
Shows with present – though unnamed – bisexual themes that received recognition included Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder and Game of Thrones.