This is "award season" - which is a big entertainment industry deal on the Left Coast. People still talking about how Ricky Garvais hosted the Golden Globes - where drinking is encouraged.
Tuesday morning, the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced and the lesbian family film The Kids Are All Right got an Oscar nod for Best Picture, as did star Annette Bening for Best Actress and Mark Ruffalo for Best Supporting Actor. Bening's co-star Julianne Moore and director/screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko, for whom the film was a labor of love, were not nominated. Cholodenko, you may remember, was the director/screenwriter who brought us that amazing indie film High Art.
Bruce Cohen, the openly gay extraordinary, Oscar-winning producer (American Beauty, with Dan Jinks) and LGBT equality activist, is producing the Academy Awards this year with longtime producer Don Mischer. ABC will broadcast the show live on Sunday, Feb. 27 from the Kodak Theatre with more than 200 countries expected to tune in.