A Night at the Oscars: LGBT Family Film & “The Kids Are All Right”
February 27, 2011 by Carolyn Simon, Deputy Director of Digital Media
All eyes were on Hollywood on Sunday night for one of its biggest events of the year – the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
One of the most highly anticipated categories was Best Actress – for weeks, industry insiders have been narrowing the field of five to a showdown between Annette Bening for her portrayal of a lesbian mom in The Kids Are All Right and Natalie Portman for her role inBlack Swan.
Bening received a ton of critical acclaim for her work onThe Kids Are All Right, but it was Portman who took home the Oscar.
The Kids Are All Right received three additional nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo, who is a New Yorker for Marriage Equality) and Best Original Screenplay (Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg).
The film was one of the standouts of 2010 – funny, heartfelt, and full of the love and struggles that are shared by every American family.
It has a simple message: Families with LGBT parents are not all that different than any other family. And the kids who are raised by LGBT parents are doing just fine.
You can hear this same message straight from the kids of LGBT parents – they’re telling their stories via video as part of a new HRC project, We’re All Right.
And don’t miss our Equality magazine interview with The Kids Are All Right co-star Julianne Moore, an LGBT ally and a New Yorker for Marriage Equality.
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