HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA
The annual Oscar film awards were announced on April 9 in Hollywood - with no big surprises.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA
1. SV PULL BACK TO GV Crowds wait. (3 SHOTS) 0.09
2. SV Cher and Gene Hackman arrive with companions. (2 SHOTS) 0.16
3. SCU Jack Nicholson speaks. (SOT) 0.31
4. SCU Linda Hunts speaks. (SOT) 0.47
5. SCU Robert Duvall speaks. (SOT) 1.09
6. SV Shirley MacLaine speaks. (SOT) 1.34
TRANSCRIPTS: NICHOLSON: (SEQ 3) "Well, I get drunk a lot, fall out of cars, take six, seven women home every night alone, you know, swim 90 laps at three o'clock in the morning, drive cars with my feet. Lot in common with him."
HUNT: (SEQ 4) "They said I would be limited as an actress. No one ever discouraged me from doing it. They only said you said you must prepare to be limited. And how I feel is that I'm not going to be limited. The sky's the limit."
DUVALL: (SEQ 5) "This is very emotional. Can be very ... Well, you walk through that crowd, coming through the front door. That's very emotional, you know."
REPORTER: "You said that (indistinct) was the hillbilly check-up?"
DUVALL: "Well, that's just kind of my, you know, I just kind of, that's kind of joking way I put it. I think he's a very deep writer. A very deep writer."
MACLAINE: (SEQ 6) "I had a very physical reaction, and I'm a performer and a dancer, so I don't know why that happened. I had physical weakening in the knees. I don't know what I said. Was it alright? I don't know what I said. I just spoke from my heart. That's all anybody can do if they really mean it."
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Background: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA
The annual Oscar film awards were announced on April 9 in Hollywood - with no big surprises. A large crowd gathered outside the building where the ceremony took place, and saw, among others, singer Cher and actor Gene Hackman arriving. Four thousand members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for the awards, and named fifth-time lucky Shirley Maclaine best actress in Terms of Endearment, which was also voted best film. After collecting her first award in a 26-year career, she admitted she had felt weak at the knees. Diminutive Australian Linda Hunt won the best supporting actress award for her role as a man in the Year of Living Dangerously. Best actor was Robert Duvall, also collecting his first Oscar, for his part as a rehabilitated alcoholic singer in Tender Mercies. Another award from Terms of Endearment went to Jack Nicholson as best supporting actor. He joked that in real life he was like his drunken, lecherous screen character.
Source: REUTERS NEW YORK