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Laura Dern Revels in Gay Men's Chorus' Tribute to Her at Indie Spirits Awards

Laura Dern

Hollywood royalty Laura Dern has been sweeping the awards circuit this year in the supporting actress categories for her portrayal of a family law attorney in Marriage Story. And she could pick up her first Academy Award on Sunday. But she was truly awarded the top prize at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica when the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles dedicated nearly a minute to sing the praises of the beloved star of film and TV. 

The Gay Men's Chorus was in the middle of an entire number dedicated to the less recognized LGBTQ movie moments of the year. 

"Idina Menzel in Uncut Gems, J. Lo pole-dancing to Fiona Apple, FKA Twigs talking about snakes," the Gay Men's Chorus began before calling out queer culture in The Lighthouse, Judy, The Farewell, and Parasite. Then they turned to Marriage Story.

"The kid from Marriage Story, probably, one day... He's obsessed with Halloween and loves his mother," the Chorus sang.

Then, they focused on Dern! Although she was not nominated for the Spirit Award, they honored her presence in the best way possible. 

"Laura Dern kicking her feet on the couch, Laura Dern ordering a kale salad, Laura Dern dressed slutty in court," they sang about her performance in Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story

Then, the Chorus began full-on chanting her name while Dern stood up and cheered and danced to the song with her mouth mostly agape. 

A national treasure and a gay icon, Dern has been acting since the '70s in films including Mask, Rambling Rose, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Jurassic Park, and Citizen Ruth and on TV in Enlightened and Big Little Lies

The dedication to Dern wasn't the only LGBTQ-friendly moment at the ceremony. The awards, hosted by Aubrey Plaza, honored Oliva Wilde's queer-themed Booksmart with the Best First Feature. Renée Zellweger picked up the best actress award for portraying gay icon Judy Garland in Judy, according to IndieWire.

Watch Dern lose it over the dedication below. 

 

 

 

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