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2006-03-06 16:41:56

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gritty race relations drama "Crash" pulled a stunning upset at the Oscars winning the best film award over highly favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" in a night heavy with political messages. On the home front it was a good, if not overwhelming night for Britain -- Rachel Weisz won the best supporting actress award for playing a social activist who is murdered for her beliefs in thriller "The Constant Gardener, although Judi Dench and...

2006-03-06 02:11:18

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gritty race relations drama "Crash" pulled a stunning upset at the Oscars on Sunday, winning the best film award over highly favored gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" in a night heavy with political messages. Philip Seymour Hoffman was named best actor playing homosexual writer Truman Capote in "Capote," while Hollywood sweetheart Reese Witherspoon's performance as country singer June Carter in the Johnny Cash biographical film, "Walk the...

2006-01-31 10:25:36

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of art house movies with serious social themes dominated the Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, led by the lovelorn cowboys of "Brokeback Mountain," which scored eight nominations including best film. "Brokeback Mountain" has swept through early critics' and media awards and became the clear front-runner for the year's best film. It earned Oscar nominations for Ang Lee as best director, Heath Ledger as best actor, Jake Gyllenhaal...

2006-01-19 04:23:11

LONDON (Reuters) - "The Constant Gardener" was the big winner when nominations were announced on Thursday for the BAFTAs, the British film industry's annual awards. The adaptation of the John le Carre's novel was up for 10 nominations, including best picture, best actor for Ralph Fiennes and best actress for Rachel Weisz, who earlier this week won a Golden Globe in Hollywood. Next in line, with nine nominations apiece, were gay cowboy drama "Brokeback Mountain" and "Crash," which...

2006-01-05 15:07:11

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Brokeback Mountain," the film about a gay romance between two cowboys, earned multiple award nominations on Thursday from major actor and director groups, distancing it from rivals in Hollywood's Oscar race. The Screen Actors Guild gave "Brokeback Mountain" four award nominations, more than any film, including best cast, best actor for Heath Ledger and supporting actor and actress for Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams, respectively....

2005-09-09 18:30:02

By Clara Ferreira-Marques VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles moved from the favelas of Rio to the shantytowns of Nairobi for "The Constant Gardener," the last of 20 films in competition for the Venice Film Festival's coveted Golden Lion award. The world's oldest cinema competition drew to a close on Friday as several pictures were tipped as possible winners, with George Clooney's black-and-white "Good Night. And, Good Luck" still a firm favorite for the...

2005-09-09 02:29:07

By Clara Ferreira-Marques VENICE (Reuters) - Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles moved from the favelas of Rio to the shantytowns of Nairobi for "The Constant Gardener," the last of 20 films in competition for the Venice Film Festival's coveted Golden Lion. The world's oldest cinema competition draws to a close on Friday as several pictures are named as possible winners, with George Clooney's black-and-white "Good Night. And, Good Luck" still a firm favorite for the top Golden Lion...


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