At the 82nd Annual Academy Awards last night, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire walked away with two golden trophies. The film's out director Lee Daniels was nominated for Best Director,
but lost to The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first woman ever to win that award. However, Mo'Nique won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious and Geoffrey Flecther won for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Colin Firth was nominated for his heartbreaking role as a gay man mourning his longtime lover in A Single Man, but the Best Actor award ultimately went to Jeff Bridges. Tom Ford, the noted fashion designer and openly gay director of A Single Man, was also on hand at the ceremony to present the award for Best Costume Design with Sarah Jessica Parker.
One of the evening’s much talked about moments was Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech. Bullock won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side. In her acceptance speech, Bullock thanks her mother for "reminding her daughters that there's no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love."
GLAAD thanks Sandra Bullock for including this poignant message in her speech. Her words no doubt further endeared her to thousands of LGBT fans and their families. Click here to view her speech.
Nominated alongside Bullock was Precious' Gabourey Sidibe, who will be introducing the Youth Pride Chorus this Saturday at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. For information on how to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/21/ny