The Herald-Palladium from Saint Joseph, Michigan on March 26, 1996 · 12
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Tuesday, March 26, 1996
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4B The Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, Michigan, Tuesday, March 26, 1996 ENTERTAINMENT Oscars find well-Imovra faces in Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart' wins best picture, director By JOHN HORN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Role reversal was the rule at the Academy Awards, where an actor, Mel Gibson, won for directing, an actress, Emma Thompson, triumphed for screenwriting and rookies looked like pros. Gibson's "Braveheart" won a leading five Oscars on Monday night, including best ; picture and director. Gibson also starred in the epic about a 13th-century Scottish patriot . Gibson, a plaid vest flashing from between the lapels of his tuxedo, thanked writer Randall Wallace and producer Alan Ladd Jr. for bringing the script to a "fiscal imbecile." "Now that I'm a bona fide director with a golden boy," Gibson said during his acceptance speech, "I suppose what I really want to do is act" "Braveheart" was only Gibson's second outing as a director, the first being "The Man Without a Face" in 1993. He follows a line of Oscar-winning actors-turned-directors: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen, Kevin Costner. Thompson, an on-screen acting force from "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day," won for her screenplay adaptation of the Jane Austen novel "Sense and Sensibility" her first produced movie script And clearly, inexperience was no hindrance. . Nicolas Cage took the best actor award for his role as a suicidal alcoholic in "Leaving Las Vegas," his first appearance in the category. Mira Sor-vino ("Mighty Aphrodite") and Kevin Spacey CTTie Usual Suspects") collected Oscars for. supporting actress and supporting actor in their first nominations. Sorvino thanked her father as the veteran actor openly sobbed in the audience. "When you give me this award you honor my father, Paul Sorvino, who taught me everything I know about acting," she said. Spacey thanked his mother for driving him to acting classes when he was 16: "I told you it would pay off, and here's the pudding." . Cage breezed to the podium and marveled that "Leaving Las Vegas" could be made for $3.5 million, and on 16mm film stock when most movies are made on 35mm or 70mm film. "I know it's not hip to say it but I just love acting and I hope that there will be more encouragement for alternative movies where we can ex- Jackson leads demonstration against scarcity of black nominees LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson led chanting, placard-carrying demonstrators outside the ABC-TV affiliate Monday night to protest the Academy Awards' lack of minority nominees. "It's good that we have raised the consciousness of Hollywood," Jackson told reporters as about 75 people marched in a circle outside KABC-TV. "We're going to form a rainbow PEOPLE 'Dear Mrs. Parks' DETROIT (AP) - The mother of the civil rights movement is sending a message to the next generation. Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus led to the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott of 1955, is preparing to release a "book that responds to the thousands of letters she's received from children over the years. . "Dear Mrs. Parks:- A Dialogue With Today's Youth" addresses questions ranging from teen violence and sexuality to the OJ. Simpson trial and the Million Man March. The book, Mrs. Parks' second, is co-authored by her lawyer Gregory Reed and is due out this fall. Park's first book, also co-authored by Reed, swas titled "Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation." Actor pleads innocent LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Dee Williams pleaded innocent to beating his live-in companion. . Williams, 58, was not at Monday's proceedings but pleaded through his lawyer. If convicted of the misdemeanor spousal battery charge, the actor could get up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. . A pretrial hearing was set for Friday, police said. Williams, who has appeared in such films as "Lady Sings the Blues" and "The Empire Strikes Back," is accused of attacking the 53-year-old woman during a drive home from a restaurant on Jan. 30, and again af-ter.'parking in the garage of the Hollywood Hills home they share. TX was not immediately clear what they were fighting over. AP photos GRABBING THE GOLD: From left. Best Actor Nicolas Cage, Best Actress Susan Sarandon, Best Supporting Actress Mira Sorvino and Best Supporting Actor Kevin Spacey smile backstage at the 68th Academy Awards at the Music Center in Los Angeles on Monday night. periment and fast-forward into the future of acting," he said. . Nomination veteran Susan Sarandon won for best actress for "Dead Man Walking," her first win in five tries. . In, a three-hour, 36-minute show with Whoopi Goldberg as host, political comments and discussion of national Oscar pickets were kept to a minimum. Goldberg quickly moved to defuse the Rev. Jesse Jackson's call to protest the show because there was only one black person out of 166 nominees. Ridiculing Jackson's call for all Oscar participants to wear rainbow-colored ribbons to signify their concern, Goldberg quipped: "You don't ask a black woman to buy an expensive dress and then cover it with ribbons.' Several hundred of Jackson's fol- lowers marched outside ABC stations across the nation, but the issue was insignificant inside the Dorothy Chan- dler Pavilion. , Not that the evening was without its highly charged moments. In a surprise appearance, par- alyzed "Superman" actor Christopher covenant and take it to the studio heads and to the stars. There's a lack of creativity and opportunity, leaving stories untold," said Jackson, who heads the Civil rights group Rainbow Coalition. : Protesters also demonstrated outside ABC affiliates in Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The demonstrations were held to PARKS Limiting his intake NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Garth Brooks just might be cutting back on the Southern cooking. The country music star says results Monday from a high-tech heart test which showed some very early signs of coronary artery disease have prompted him to watch his diet. "The test showed me things that are not a trouble now, but in 15 years may get me in a lot of trouble," Brooks said. Back home in Indiana FAIRMOUNT, Ind.. (AP) - The lure of Hollywood took James Dean from Indiana more than 40 years ago. Now, tourism officials in the ac-' tor's hometown want to make sure it doesn't' happen again. Grant County officials have asked Postmaster General Marvin Ru-nyon to issue a stamp honoring Dean in Fairmount rather than Southern California. The first stamp of the "Legends of Hollywood" series featuring Marilyn Monroe was issued last year in Beverly Hills. U.S. Postal Service officials said they'll make a decision within a month. Mr J N L 1 I 1 BROOKS ISP r Reeve came out onto the Oscar stage in his wheelchair and issued a call for more socially responsible movies. Following a movie montage from such issue-driven films as "Norma Rae," "Philadelphia," "Coming Home," and "Thelma and Louise," Reeve urged Hollywood to continue making movies more centered in virtue than profits. Kirk Douglas, his speech impaired by a recent stroke, received an honorary Oscar for "50 years as a creative and moral force in the making of motion picture community." He has never won an acting Oscar despite a remarkable film career. Even though "Braveheart" won five trophies Gt also won for makeup, sound effects editing and cinematography), the awards were spread out among many films. "Apollo 13," "Restoration" and "The Usual Suspects" each won two awards apiece. Holland's "Antonia's Line," which follows a woman as she returns to her former hometown, was named the best foreign language pic- ture. "Babe" took the visual effects Oscar. , . protest the fact that only one of the 166 Academy Award nominees was black. "Last year, there were two and we didn't want it to go to zero," Lawrence Landry, chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Rainbow Coalition, said at the demonstration in the nation's capital. The lone black nominee, Dianne Houston, was nominated in the best Touch of Country Think fipririsd 'UstaColltctilttAjjiviKfDtih,! hjA 7139 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma 463-7228 laaiMBanaaanimaaaaaiiiMai.uai., Walk-Ins inning 983.R AYS E WEH 7 DATS COURT HOUSE te A WEEK SQAURE ST. JOB G z Beat Buroar FIshRSiai........11! 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