LONDON (Reuters Life!) – “The Mountaintop,” about civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King on the night before his assassination, scooped the best new play honor at the coveted Laurence Olivier awards on Sunday. The win for 28-year-old U.S. playwright Katori Hall at Britain’s top theater awards came as a surprise, with corporate drama “Enron” and contemporary rural story “Jerusalem … Continue reading Luther King drama "Mountaintop" wins UK play award
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It was the first Iraq war movie to really break through, and now “The Hurt Locker” has won six Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, marking the first time an Oscar for directing has gone to a woman. The movie opens with a quote from Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.
“The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” Hedges wrote that line in his book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.”
The film is surprisingly apolitical, given its subject matter. It was written and co-produced by Mark Boal, a journalist who won an Oscar for his screenplay.
The winning director, Kathryn Bigelow, was only the fourth woman ever nominated in that category. She beat out, among others, Lee Daniels, who would have been the first African-American to take home the best-director statuette.
Jeff Bridges invokes ‘The Dude’ after best actor Oscar win for role in “Crazy Heart” The Dude finally has an Oscar. Jeff Bridges, the affable and well-liked star of “Crazy Heart,” won the best actor Academy Award Sunday night, an honor that has eluded him four times before. His first nomination came nearly 40 years ago in 1971. Once onstage … Continue reading Jeff Bridges wins best actor Oscar
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jeff Bridges won a best actor Oscar on Sunday, his first ever Academy Award, for his role in “Crazy Heart” as a drunken country singer who finds redemption. Bridges, the brother of Beau Bridges and the son of screen star Lloyd Bridges, was previously nominated for an Oscar four times but had never walked away with the … Continue reading Jeff Bridges wins best actor Oscar in "Crazy Heart"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mo’Nique won the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as an abusive mother in “Precious,” claiming her first Academy Award. The actress had been considered the favorite to win, having racked up a slew of critics’ choice, festival and guild awards for her role in the independent film. Her chilling portrayal of Mary … Continue reading Mo'Nique wins best supporting actress Oscar