Josh’s 1st Oscar NightFebruary 27th, 2011
Oscar night the first for Hutcherson.
On Jan. 25, Union, Ky. native Josh Hutcherson was in North Carolina, working on the sequel to 2008′s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” when the text messages and phone calls started pouring in. Lots of them, all at once.
The news: “The Kids are All Right,” the low-budget film about a lesbian couple’s children who are searching for their sperm-donor father, had scored four Oscar nominations: Best picture, best original screenplay (Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg), best leading actress (Annette Bening) and best supporting actor (Mark Ruffalo). Hutcherson plays Laser, the son of the couple played by Bening and Julianne Moore, in the Focus Features film.
“It was a very exciting moment,” said Hutcherson, 18.