Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Sean Penn), Best Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin), Best Director (Gus Van Sant), Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Editing, and Original Score, Milk is the true story of Harvey Milk, California's first openly-gay elected official, who strove to be the change he wanted to see in the world.
In 1978, I was 10 years-old and totally wrapped up in Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. I wasn't very aware of national or world events (although intergalactic ones were right up my alley!). Anyway, my point is that, while I had a general knowledge of the story, I didn't know a lot of details. What I do know is that this is one darned good film. Not only well-acted and put together, but also the right story at the right time -- a message that the world really needs to hear...and absorb.
(Not one for our moms, however.)