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Annette Bening Praises HFPA for Not Letting Protesters Spoil Golden Globes

January 18, 2011 (2:45 am) GMT
Saddened by the anti-gay demonstration, 'The Kids Are All Right' actress praises Golden Globe organizers for not 'caught up behind the narrow mindedness.'

has praised Golden Globes organizers for refusing to let anti-gay protesters spoil the ceremony, after a group demonstrated outside the venue on Sunday night, January 16. Members of the right-wing Westboro Baptist Church, known for taking an extreme stance against homosexuality, picketed the event at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles as part of an anti-gay protest.

Bosses at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), who organize the Golden Globes, made sure the demonstrators did not get near the star-studded show, and Bening, who stars as a lesbian mother in Globe-winning movie "", admits she found the protests disturbing.

She tells the Hollywood Reporter, "That made me very sad. They may have had (The Kids Are All Right in mind). I think that gives us all the more reason to go to the Golden Globes, and for the HFPA to see beyond that, (not) caught up behind the narrow mindedness."



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