Melissa Etheridge can now add an Academy Award to her two Grammys. She won the “Best Original Song” Oscar last night for “I Need to Wake Up,” the theme song to An Inconvenient Truth. (You can purchase and download the “I Need to Wake Up” song or video from iTunes here.) The television coverage showed her kissing wife Tammy Lynn Michaels as she got up to accept the award. She then thanked “my incredible wife Tammy and our four children.” Very sweet. I hope they gave the babysitter an extra tip when they got home.

Apparently, Melissa said to reporters backstage “This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom.” Hee. You tell ’em.

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres isn’t a mom, but showed her clever use of a Baby Björn carrier to hold an Oscar trophy. ( has a photo, plus additional coverage of lesbians at the Oscars.)