Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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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