January 17, 2006 |
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., all 84 voting members strong, joined the critical consensus Monday night, awarding "Brokeback Mountain" a leading four trophies. The tragic account of a doomed romance between two cowboys, which has dominated critics awards and is considered the top contender for the Academy Awards, won Golden Globes for best dramatic picture, best director for Ang Lee, best screenplay and best song.
November 14, 2005 |
Before production began on "Walk the Line," the biographical drama about the early life and career of country legend Johnny Cash, director James Mangold told Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon to concentrate on the internal research for their lead roles. "I wanted to send my actors off on their journey to find their hearts and not the facts" of the characters, Mangold says. "I would make sure that the facts were together.
February 21, 2006 |
"Crash" and "Walk the Line" shared top honors at the American Cinema Editors' 56th annual awards. Hughes Winborne picked up the award for "Crash" as the best edited dramatic feature film of 2005, and Michael McCusker won for "Walk the Line" as best edited comedy or musical feature film. They'll face off against one another in the Academy Awards' editing category next month, along with "Munich," "Cinderella Man" and "The Constant Gardener."
March 6, 2006 |
"Oh my goodness. I never thought I'd be here in my whole life, growing up in Tennessee," Reese Witherspoon said, holding the Oscar statuette she'd just received for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line." Frankly, Reese, it didn't much surprise anyone else. Even Charlize Theron, nominated in the same category for "North Country," told the press, "I love Reese, and it's definitely her year....
March 5, 2006 |
JOAQUIN PHOENIX "Walk the Line" * IN "Walk the Line," there's no way to miss the moment when the young Johnny Cash finds his true voice. At the studios of Sun Records, the aspiring singer is absorbing a crushing critique from legendary producer Sam Phillips, who mocks him as a bland cipher for bringing nothing original to the microphone. Cash responds by performing a composition of his own, "Folsom Prison Blues," and in the span of one short song, the real Man in Black seems to emerge.
January 21, 2006 |
THE first sound is a toddler huffing into a microphone, a sound familiar to any parent who has vainly tried to coax a child into speaking for posterity. The next sound is the child's father. His voice, a hickory rumble, is instantly recognizable as the late, great Johnny Cash. "Rosanne, say 'C'mon.'