Lesbian Documentary Garners Oscar Nom.

Hollywood continues to struggle under the writer’s strike, but that didn’t stop the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from announcing the Oscar nominations this morning.

Familiar faces like Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie will no doubt dominate the deluge of news stories, so we’d like to highlight the awards’ gay contender: Freeheld: The Laurel Hester Story. Nominated for best short documentary, the film tells the tale of the titular Laurel Hester, a terminally ill New Jersey copper who fought to transfer her pension to her lesbian lover.

We’ve yet to see the film, but this here trailer definitely makes us want to check it out – after we apply tear proof mascara…