Gay-themed movies were among the
winners at Saturday night's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa
Director Darren Aronofsky's much
heralded thriller Black Swan was the big winner, taking home
the best picture prize. Oscar-nominated Aronofsky also won the prize
The film's leading lady, Natalie
Portman, won the best actress prize for her portrayal of a lesbian
The writers behind the lesbian moms
flick The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart
Blumberg, won for best screenplay.
co-host James Franco took home the best actor prize for his role in
The Kids Are All Right
and Black Swan are also among the ten films nominated for the
Oscar best picture, and Portman will compete against Annette Bening,
who stars as a lesbian mother trying to hold her family together in
The Kids Are All Right, in the best actress category at Sunday
night's Academy Awards show.
recently said she hopes her film opens some hearts and minds.
The Academy has also nominated
Cholodenko and Blumberg for their screenplay.