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  1. The sympathy vote

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... in many a thespian's career when, deciding an Oscar has eluded them long enough, they get out the heavy artillery and either bend themselves out of shape, strap on prosthetics or go all ... 'training'. Most likely to say: 'I'm retarded, but not stupid!' Classics of the genre: Tom Hanks dumbed down for his Oscar-winning turn as Forrest Gump, a simpleton with a knack ...

  2. Clowning through the tears

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... with egg salad sandwiches in aisles of liquid.' (Especially if he wins another Oscar.) Classics of the genre: A brooding Leonardo DiCaprio cracks wise in Marvin's Room (1996), based ... is at his best in Life is Beautiful (1997), with his Oscar-winning performance as a Italian-Jewish hotel waiter who is deported to a concentration camp, along with his wife and son, on the day ...

  3. The tender gender-bender

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... of the cross-dressing thesps in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won a best actress Oscar in 1998. Not to be confused with: Annie Lennox, Brigitte Neilsen. ...

  4. The celluloid shrink

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... in the otherwise excellent Infernal Affairs. Ultimate avatar: Woody Allen's multi-Oscar winning Annie Hall (1977) weaves a magical tale around the premise that you have to like yourself before other ...

  5. Beauty as the beast

    Posted Dec 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... actress Oscar. Not to be confused with: Coyote Ugly, Roseanne Barr. ...

  6. The good guy- bad guy bond

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi Job description: Nothing gets the tension crackling like an unlikely bond between an arch-villain and a good guy. We sit in our seats enthralled by this strangest of kinships, waiting in delicious horror because we know that at some point, the bond will break and nastiness will ensue. Recently seen in: Philip Seymour Hoffman earned himself an Oscar at last ...

  7. What's going on around the globe

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... after listening to Diana Krall. I'd like to be a famous jazz musician like her.' He nominates Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans as his other heroes. Friends call Noppadol the human karaoke ...

  8. Hell on wheels

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Recently seen in: Paul Haggis' Brokeback-busting, Oscar-winning best picture, Crash. Here, the tired trope of auto alienation is evoked as a metaphor for race relations in an ambitious ...

  9. They call it puppy love

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... the child star won the best actress award at Thailand's equivalent to the Oscars, for her debut in Er Rer (Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect). Many felt her win owed more to her being the daughter ...



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