GLAAD Congratulates The Kids Are All Right on Four Academy Award Nominations

Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced today in Los Angeles by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar winner Mo’Nique.   The LGBT-inclusive films The Kids Are All Right and I Am Love received Academy Award nominations, and GLAAD congratulates the creative teams and casts behind these films.

The Kids Are All Right, the critically acclaimed family drama examining the emotional ramifications of a lesbian couple’s children meeting the man who served as their parents' donor, was nominated in four major categories:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Annette Bening
  • Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Ruffalo
  • Original Screenplay: out director Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

I Am Love was nominated for Achievement in Costume Design; the Italian film stars Tilda Swinton as a mother inspired to reconsider her own life after discovering that her daughter is a lesbian.

Also, three filmmakers whose earlier works have been LGBT-inclusive are nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject category this year.  Ruby Yang received a nomination for her film The Warriors of Quigang; her previous work includes Tongzhi in Love, a 2008 documentary about gay men in China, as well as several documentaries about HIV and AIDS.  Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon were also nominated for Strangers No More.  The writing/directing team also created the series Coming Out Stories, which aired on Logo.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5:00 p.m., PT/8:00 p.m., ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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