'The Kids Are All Right's' Annette Bening on Oscar Nomination: ‘I Am Damn Proud!'

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Annette Bening is glowing after receiving a Best Actress Oscar nomination for The Kids Are All Right.

"4 nominations and 4 kids," she said. "I am damn proud!" 
 
Bening was previously nominated for The Grifters, American Beauty and Being Julia.
 
In a statement, Kids director Lisa Cholodenko (her film received four nominations, including Best Picture and Original screenplay) said:  “It's incredible to think that this morning's Oscar nominations go back 7 years to the fateful day [co-writer] 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.” 
 
Said Mark Ruffalo (who scored a supporting actor nod): “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.”
 
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