Oscar nominee Annette Bening says she
hopes the lesbian moms movie The Kids Are All Right opens some
hearts and minds, Fox All Access reported.
The film has been nominated for an
Oscar for best picture and Bening, one of the film's leading ladies,
has received a best actress nomination for her portrayal of a lesbian
mother trying to hold her family together.
During Monday's Oscar luncheon, Bening
said she was proud of the film.
“I think when something's a good
movie, first of all well made, entertaining to a degree, funny, maybe
has some heart to it – that's the first thing, before anything –
that comes first. If you can open people's hearts first, then maybe
people's minds get opened after that,” Bening said.
“I'm very proud of that part of this
movie. I'm proud that the movie does stand up for the dignity of all
families and especially for the kids in these families. That's
something that I think will get to most people. Is that those
children deserve the same self respect and sense of dignity about
their own families as kids of straight parents.”
“I hope that that does open a few
hearts and minds,” Bening added.
The film's writers, Lisa Cholodenko and
Stuart Blumberg, have also been nominated for best screenplay, and
Mark Ruffalo has received a best supporting actor nomination for his
portrayal of biological father Paul.