Van Sant’s ‘Milk’ gets 8 Oscar nods

Josh Brolin (left) was nominated for Best Supporting actor while Sean Penn gets a nod for Best Actor

While Portland’s gay community might be mourning one politician, we can celebrate the legacy of another. Today Milk, the film starring Sean Penn (and an amazing supporting cast) and directed by local, gay filmmaker Gus Van Sant was nominated for a whopping 8 Oscars.

The biggest nods for the film were Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. The other 3 nods include Costume Design, Film Editing, and Music Score.

Complete nominee list can be found on the Academy Awards website.

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