Actor Mark Ruffalo and director-writer
Lisa Cholodenko are cheering the four Oscar nominations for the
lesbian moms flick The Kids Are All Right.
The film has been nominated for best
picture and one of its leading ladies, Annette Bening, received a
best actress nomination for her portrayal of a lesbian mother trying
to hold her family together.
Ruffalo received a best supporting
actor nom for his portrayal of biological father Paul. The film's
writers, Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, have also been nominated for
In a statement released on Tuesday,
Ruffalo called his nomination a win for marriage equality.
“It is with great honor and humility
that I receive my Oscar nomination,” Ruffalo said. “The kind of
acting that happened in this movie does not exist in a bubble. Any
honor that I receive must be shared with Julianne Moore, Annette
Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Mia Wasikowska, the rest of the cast, and of
course the inimitable Lisa Cholodenko.”
“This nomination is a win for
Marriage Equality and that is the most I could hope for,” he added.
In her statement, Cholodenko also
thanked the cast of the film, then added that she regretted Julianne
Moore not being nominated.
“But the Picture nomination is as
much hers as ours,” Cholodenko said. “We couldn't have made this
film without her heart, smarts and loyalty, not to mention her
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