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Oscar-Nominated Cast/Crew of The Kids Are All Right Thank The Academy

Posted January 25, 2011

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When the Oscar-nominated cast and crew from Lisa Cholodneko's comedy The Kids Are All Right heard of their nominations today, the overall expression was one of gratitude. Here, in their own words, are the nominees:

Mark Ruffalo, Performance by an actor in a supporting role: It is with great honor and humility that I receive my Oscar nomination. I have been included with a group of top-notch actors who I respect and admire. I am humbled to be in their presence. I also would like to acknowledge the power of ensemble acting. The kind of acting that happened in this movie does not exist in a bubble. Any honor that I receive must be shared with Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Mia Wasikowska, the rest of the cast, and of course the inimitable Lisa Cholodenko. Thank you to the Academy. This nomination is a win for Marriage Equality and that is the most I could hope for.

Annette Bening, Performance by an actress in a leading role: 4 nominations and 4 kids. I am damn proud!

Lisa Cholodenko, Original Screenplay: It's incredible to think that this morning's Oscar nominations go back 7 years to the fateful day Stuart Blumberg and I crossed paths in a Los Angeles coffee shop and agreed to write KIDS together. If luck is preparation meeting opportunity, then that was the opportunity, hands down! I'm thrilled that I'll be at the Kodak Theatre next month with Stuart, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, Jeff Levy-Hinte, and my other producers who worked so hard to get this film made. I only regret that Julianne Moore didn't get the acting nomination she so richly deserved. But the Picture nomination is as much hers as ours. We couldn't have made this film without her heart, smarts and loyalty, not to mention her outstanding performance. 

Stuart Blumberg, Original Screenplay: Try as I could to act cool and not care, as soon as I heard our names called, I started crying like a little kid. Pardon the cliché, but this truly is a dream come true. I want to thank the Academy for this most phenomenal honor. -

Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Producer, Best Picture: We are overjoyed that the Academy gave our film four nominations -- what a journey, from years getting the movie together to Sundance last year to the Kodak Theatre next month! We made the film because we had something to say about the power of love, and I want to thank the Academy members from the bottom of my heart for showing us their love!

Gary Gilbert, Producer, Best Picture: We’re grateful to be acknowledged by the AMPAS voters as being among the year’s Best Pictures in what was a strong year for our industry – and are ecstatic that Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, and Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg are all nominated as well.

Celine Rattray, Producer, Best Picture: It took 7 years, 13 financiers, and a 23-day shoot to make our film a reality. By recognizing Kids, the Academy has not only honored us but has given hope and inspiration to the independent film community.