And The Winners Are

  • metta

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    Feb 23, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    The Harvey Milk film biography "Milk" won for original screenplay.


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    "Milk" writer Dustin Lance Black offered an impassioned tribute to Milk, the pioneering gay-rights politician who was slain 30 years ago.



    "If Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told they are less than by the churches, by the government, by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours," Black said.
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    You can find more here

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090223/ap_en_mo/oscars;_ylt=AgU5ygIKGHGbGUCCMJX4RDtxFb8C



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    Feb 23, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    Sean Penn, best actor for MILK
  • OutOfEden

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    Feb 23, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
    And his speech was so poignant, I was grateful.
  • metta

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    Feb 23, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    Here is the quote for Sean Penn:

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    He followed with condemnation of anti-gay protesters who demonstrated near the Oscar site and comments about California's recent vote to ban gay marriage.


    "For those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight, I think it's a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame and their shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that support," Penn said. "We've got to have equal rights for everyone."
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  • metta

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    Mar 03, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    Dustin Lance Black on Oprah: