Karen Ocamb

The Kids Are All Right, Bening, Ruffalo Get Oscar Nods

Filed By Karen Ocamb | January 26, 2011 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Academy Awards, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Bruce Cohen, Greg Hernandez, James Franco, Julianne Moore, Lisa Cholodenko

This is "award season" - which is a big entertainment industry deal on the Left Coast. People still talking about how Ricky Garvais hosted the Golden Globes - where drinking is encouraged.

Annette-Benning-with-Julianne-Moore.jpgTuesday morning, the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced and the lesbian family film The Kids Are All Right got an Oscar nod for Best Picture, as did star Annette Bening for Best Actress and Mark Ruffalo for Best Supporting Actor. Bening's co-star Julianne Moore and director/screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko, for whom the film was a labor of love, were not nominated. Cholodenko, you may remember, was the director/screenwriter who brought us that amazing indie film High Art.

Bruce Cohen, the openly gay extraordinary, Oscar-winning producer (American Beauty, with Dan Jinks) and LGBT equality activist, is producing the Academy Awards this year with longtime producer Don Mischer. ABC will broadcast the show live on Sunday, Feb. 27 from the Kodak Theatre with more than 200 countries expected to tune in.

"We hope to create a show that celebrates what people around the world love about the Academy Awards year after year - the excitement, glamour and tradition of Oscar Night itself," Cohen said in a press release. LGBT indie favorites James Franco and Anne Hathaway are co-hosting - two talents Cohen and Mischer said "personify the next generation of Hollywood icons - fresh, exciting and multi-talented."

The Wrap has the complete list of nominees and the "studio scorecard."

My friend Greg Hernandez at GregInHollywood has a sweet reminder (including videos) of how these Oscar shows can sometimes resonate in the culture. Some of us still quote Sally Field accepting her Best Actress award in 1985 for Places in the Heart: "You like me! You like me!"

Crossposted at LGBT POV.

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.

Feel free to take away my gay card, but I've never been into awards shows.

Here's another:


If it doesn't show up, please go to the Archives drop-down, select August, and select Older posts at bottom of page.

Maybe I need an easier blog host...