LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a father-daughter date for the Oscars: Laura Dern, nominated for her performance as the free spirited dying mother in "Wild," came with her dad, Bruce Dern.
"Amazingly I've never come without one of my parents, both as a nominee and as a child supporting them," said the best supporting actress nominee. "It's very beautiful to share the history of film and the Academy along with my family."
Her mother is Diane Ladd.
Said her father: "I can't be prouder. She started when she was 9. She wanted to know what was the drill. I said, 'You gotta learn how to dance and take risks.'"
In "Wild," Dern's daughter is portrayed by Reese Witherspoon, who was nominated for best actress.
"I'm proud to (be among) two of the 47 women nominated tonight," Dern said. "May we see that number double."
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