Spirit Awards Honor Cholodenko
Santa Monica, California (February 28, 2011) —
The Kids Are All Right, directed by Yaddo filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko, took the screenplay trophy for Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg at Saturday's Spirit Awards honoring independent film.
The comedy-drama, which was a breakout hit at Sundance 2010 and a big winner on the festival circuit before opening in wide release in theaters last July, stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a married lesbian couple whose relationship is tested when their children decide to bring their birth father (Mark Ruffalo) into their lives. The Kids Are All Right scored two big wins in January at the Golden Globe Awards, as best motion picture in a musical or comedy and a best actress award for Bening. The film also was up for four Academy Awards, including best picture, and was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards and for four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
Film Independent presents the Spirit Awards, which celebrate films made for under $20 million.