Monday, February 2, 2009

Gay Filmmakers Get Oscar Nominations

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD),
the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) media
advocacy & anti-defamation organization, congratulate the
creative teams & casts of Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push'
by Sapphire
& A Single Man which received a combined 7 Oscar
nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Lee Daniels,
honored for his work on Precious, became the first openly gay
African American director to receive a nomination. Both films are
also nominated for Outstanding Film. “These films tell inclusive
& diverse stories of our community which grow awareness &
understanding of the lives of gay & transgender people.” said
GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
Actor Colin Firth received a nomination for PERFORMANCE BY
AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE as George in A Single Man.
Precious is among the leading Oscar nominees in major categories
with 6 nominations:
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR, PERFORMANCE BY AN
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Gabourey Sidibe,
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
– Mo’Nique ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING – Lee Daniels
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Geoffrey Fletcher
ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING – Joe Klotz
Full List of 2010 Oscar Nominees
For More Info:glaad.org
Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™

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