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December 16, 1987|DEBORAH CAULFIELD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun" was named the best picture of 1987 Tuesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, the season's first presentation of movie awards that lead up to the Academy Awards. Spielberg was also named best director for the Warner Bros. film. Other honorees for the 70th annual awards event: Michael Douglas ("Wall Street"), best actor; Lillian Gish ("The Whales of August") and Holly Hunter ("Broadcast News"), tied for best actress; and Sean Connery ("The Untouchables") and Olympia Dukakis ("Moonstruck"), best supporting actor and actress. The awards will be formally presented in a New York ceremony in the spring.

FOR THE RECORD - AMPLIFICATIONS By DEBORAH CAULFIELD
Los Angeles Times Friday December 18, 1987 Home Edition Calendar Part 6 Page 2 Column 2 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Omitted from Wednesday's report of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' 1987 winners was best foreign film--Orion Classics' "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring", a two-part French film directed by Claude Berri.
--DEBORAH CAULFIELD

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