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March 23, 1992
Five nominees from four 1991 movies are competing for the supporting actor Oscar being announced at the annual televised Academy Awards ceremony March 30. One is a veteran Western character actor in a hit yuppie comedy, two are in "Bugsy," one in the controversial film "JFK" and the fifth in a dark comedy about Hollywood.The Evening Sun would like to know which supporting actor you feel should win: Jack Palance, "City Slickers"; Harvey Keitel, "Bugsy"; Ben Kingsley, "Bugsy"; Tommy Lee Jones, "JFK," or Michael Lerner, "Barton Fink."
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Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
Well now, that was a surprise. Waltz's win, over favored Tommy Lee Jones, surprised just about everyone -- and suggets two things: For one, it doesn't bode well for "Lincoln's" chances. And two, maybe Jones should have smiled more at those earlier awards ceremonies.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | March 31, 1992
Old pro Jack Palance won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Mercedes Ruehl was named Best Supporting Actress last night at the 64th Annual Academy Awards.Palance, who had been nominated twice before, played Curly, the leathery head wrangler in the hit comedy "City Slickers."Palance chided host Billy Crystal, who starred in "City Slickers," "I crap better than him." Then, in one of the strangest acceptance performances of all time, the 72-year old actor performed a brace of one-handed push-ups on stage to show that he was still strong; compared push-ups to sex and then told a story about a producer who had predicted he would win an Oscar -- 42 years ago.Miss Ruehl won for her role as Jeff Bridges' tough, working-class lover in "The Fisher King."
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Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
Christoph Waltz, fresh off winning one of the most competetive Oscar categories in recent memory -- all five Supporting Actor nominees were previous Oscar winners -- was admittedly caught off guard when he heard his name called from the Oscar stage. Asked how he felt about winning his second Supprting Actor Oscar in three years, Waltz said simply, "Guess. " Then, he paidĀ tribute to the competition.Ā "I was on a list with the greatest actors around," he said backstage. "How do you think someone feels when his name is called in that context?"
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH | March 3, 2006
Talk about getting the most bang for your buck: William Hurt, onscreen for fewer than nine minutes in A History of Violence, winds up nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor. Not that he stands a chance, right? After all, he's barely in the film, not like Jake Gyllenhaal, who's in nearly every scene of Brokeback Mountain. Or Paul Giamatti, the backbone of Cinderella Man. Or George Clooney, the tie that binds together Syriana. Or Matt Dillon, who enjoys the greatest character arc of anyone in the ensemble cast of Crash.
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By Ann Hornaday | February 12, 1998
Considering their differences, "Titanic" and "All About Eve" share nominations in a surprising number of categories. The only two categories that "All About Eve" was nominated in that "Titanic" wasn't were screenplay and supporting actor, for which George Sanders took the statuette.The only nominations that "Titanic" got that "All About Eve" didn't were for original song (there weren't any popular songs featured in "All About Eve," unless Franz Liszt's Liebestraum counts; "Mona Lisa," from the movie "Captain Carey," took the Oscar)
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September 20, 1993
Following are the winners in major categories at the 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented Sunday night:* Comedy series:"Seinfeld," NBC* Drama series:"Picket Fences," CB* Made-for-television movie:"Barbarians at the Gate," HBO and "Stalin," HBO (a tie)* Miniseries:"Mystery! Prime Suspect 2," PBS* Lead actor, comedy series:Ted Danson, "Cheers," NBC* Lead actress, comedy series:Roseanne Arnold, "Roseanne," ABCBTC * Lead actor, drama series:Tom Skerritt, "Picket Fences," CBS* Lead actress, drama series:Kathy Baker, "Picket Fences," CBS* Lead actor, miniseries or special:Robert Morse, "Tru (American Playhouse)
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May 26, 2002
Jack Kruschen, 80, a character actor with a flair for dialects who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his 1960 role in The Apartment, has died. Kruschen, who played the Greek grandfather in the 1980s sitcom Webster, died April 2 while traveling, but news of his death was not immediately reported. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kruschen appeared in more than 75 movies, including the original Cape Fear, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and McLintock! Sihung Lung, 72, the Taiwanese actor best known to Western audiences for deft portrayals of conflicted fathers in the Ang Lee films Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman, died of liver failure May 2 in Taipei.
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By New York Times News Service | January 4, 1995
"Pulp Fiction," the exuberant, innovatively structured crime drama directed by Quentin Tarantino, was named the best film of 1994 by the National Society of Film Critics yesterday. Voting at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, the 42-member group also cited Mr. Tarantino as best director and gave its best-screenplay prize to him and Roger Avary as the film's co-writers.Jennifer Jason Leigh was voted best actress for her performance as the caustic, brittle heroine of "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | September 17, 2007
The telecast was lackluster, but for once, there was genuine drama at the Emmy Awards last night. HBO's acclaimed crime saga, The Sopranos, came into the telecast with more nominations than any series and was heavily favored to dominate. But as the evening wore on, acting award after acting award went to the competition. In four major drama categories - best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress - performers from ABC series beat out the favorites from The Sopranos.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2011
Josh Charles is a very competitive guy. But he's feeling absolutely no pressure to win as he arrives for his first Emmy Awards telecast as a nominee Sunday. "Someone asked me the other day, 'Are you super-nervous?' And I'm really not right now," says the former Baltimore School for the Arts student, who is vying for best supporting actor in a drama series on television. "I've been to the Emmys before, though I've never been individually nominated. But I'm really just going to enjoy myself.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | June 25, 2008
Starting next month, Severna Park resident Ron Giddings will bring a new theater company to the Arnold-Severna Park region offering relatively new works from New York City and reintroducing noteworthy shows that were somehow overlooked after initially enjoying major success. Gidding's Standing O theater company will reduce the need for theater fans to travel to Baltimore or Washington for professional-quality shows. Educational benefits will include reaching out to area schools to provide more opportunities for young people to become acquainted with theater.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | February 25, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- Last night was a great time to be Joel and Ethan Coen, as the Minnesota-born brothers performed an Oscar hat-trick, collecting gold statuettes for producing, writing and directing 2007's best picture winner, No Country for Old Men. The film, the story of a drug deal gone horribly bad and the aftermath gone even worse, was the evening's most-honored film, winning four Oscars.
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February 24, 2008
Steve Yeager, 58, is a professional filmmaker who won the Filmmakers Trophy for Best Documentary at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for Divine Trash, his feature on Baltimore director John Waters. Best Picture --No Country For Old Men. This tour-de-force is a faithful adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's novel. ... Has there ever been a more fiendish assassin than Javier Bardem's Anton Chigurh? ... Roger Deakins' cinematography beautifully conveys the isolation and barrenness of the Texas border town in 1980.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | September 17, 2007
The telecast was lackluster, but for once, there was genuine drama at the Emmy Awards last night. HBO's acclaimed crime saga, The Sopranos, came into the telecast with more nominations than any series and was heavily favored to dominate. But as the evening wore on, acting award after acting award went to the competition. In four major drama categories - best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress - performers from ABC series beat out the favorites from The Sopranos.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 16, 2007
HOT ON THE HEELS OF A SUM-mer that saw audience levels sink to an all-time low, the broadcast networks could be in for more pain yet tonight at the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The Emmy telecast is designed to promote the start of the new fall season on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW. But tonight's program on Fox could wind up celebrating the cable industry instead -- all those regulation-free channels that have been thrashing the networks in the ratings in recent months.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | August 26, 1991
Perennial winners "Cheers" and "L.A. Law" got the top awards in last night's "43rd Annual Emmy Awards Show." And black stars and cable TV moved near the forefront of the network-dominated Emmys for the first time with awards to Lynn Whitfield for HBO's "The Josephine Baker Story," two for James Earl Jones in TNT's "Heatwave" and ABC's "Gabriel's Fire," and another to Madge Sinclair, also for "Gabriel's Fire."But the hottest news was the number of canceled shows that were honored.Six major awards went to shows that were either pulled completely, demoted to midseason replacement status or drastically revamped.
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By zap2it.com | September 20, 2005
After last year's moribund showing, ratings for the Emmy Awards had little else to do but go up. So it's not much of a surprise that they did. The gains were impressive, though, stopping a two-year erosion in viewers for the awards that reached distressing proportions last year. The Emmys, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and airing on CBS, averaged about 18.6 million viewers over the course of the three-hour telecast, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen (final numbers won't be out until today)
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July 22, 2006
Harry Olivieri, 90, who with his brother Pat was credited with inventing the Philly cheesesteak in 1933, died of heart failure Thursday at a hospital in Pomona, N.J. Despite a heart condition, he had showed up at Pat's King of Steaks almost every day until about three years ago, his daughter Maria said. He and his older brother opened a corner hot dog stand near South Philadelphia's Italian Market in 1930. Three years later, they made the first version of the sandwich that helped put the city on the street food map. Tired of hot dogs, Pat suggested that Harry go to a store and buy some beef.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 23, 2006
Good Night, and Good Luck [Warner] $29 George Clooney infuses his audio commentary on Good Night, and Good Luck with the same self-deprecating humor and commitment to his craft he demonstrated earlier this month at the Academy Awards when he received a supporting actor Oscar for Syriana. It's not hard to enjoy a track - in his commentary Clooney is joined by Grant Heslov, his longtime friend who is co-writer and producer of Good Night - that discusses not only Sen. Joseph McCarthy but also Joanie Loves Chachi.
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