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  News - January, 2004 

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The South at the Movies

Southern storytelling has always transferred to the silver screen with success. Among the films with Oscar buzz this year, is a Civil War love story; a young Alabama man finding truth in his father's tall tales; the true story of three underdogs in a horse race; the true story of the Country's first female serial killer; and a southern woman's self-discovery in Italy.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the Golden Globe Awards January 25th at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Before the Golden Globe statuettes are cold, the nominations for the Oscars will be announced the morning of January 27th. The Academy Awards will be handing out Oscars on February 29th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Golden Globes Nominations:

Cold Mountain - based on the novel by Charles Frazier

Best Motion Picture – Drama

--Mirage Enterprises/Bona Fide Prods.; Miramax Films

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

--Nicole Kidman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

--Jude Law

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

--Renee Zellweger

Best Director - Motion Picture

--Anthony Minghella

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

--Anthony Minghella

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

--Gabriel Yared

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

--“You Will Be My Ain True Love” --
Music & Lyrics By: Sting
Big Fish - based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy --Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture --Albert Finney
Best Original Score - Motion Picture --Danny Elfman
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
--“Man Of The Hour”--
Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder

Seabiscuit - based on the novel by Laura Hillenbrand

Best Motion Picture – Drama  

--Larger Than Life/Kennedy-Marshall Prods.;
Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

--William H. Macy

 

Monster - Patty Jenkins' screenplay based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos    

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

--Charlize Theron

 

 

Under the Tuscan Sun - based on the novels of Frances Mayes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

--Diane Lane

 

 


The South on Broadway

Maggie the Cat is back on Broadway with Ashley Judd. Tennessee Williams' legendary characters - Maggie (Ashley Judd), Brick (Jason Patric) and Big Daddy (Ned Beatty) - show a dysfunctional family at it's finest as they get tangled in the meanings of love, money, family, sex, and family truth.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Music Box Theatre) runs till February 22, 2004.

Regina Taylor charmed the stage with Crowns, her tribute to southern women wearing hats. This year, Taylor takes Chekhov's The Seagull and puts it in the Gullah region of South Carolina as a contemporary African-American theatrical family deal with the nature of success, fame, alienation and longing.  Drowning Crow (Biltmore Theatre) stars Anthony Mackie and Alfre Woodard. It opens February 19th and closes April 4th.


 

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Material Culture (Deadline: January 15, 2004)
Journal of Kentucky Studies (Deadline: none)
Contests
South Carolina Fiction Project (Deadline: January 15, 2004)
Writing Contests for Eugene Walter Writers Festival (Deadline: January 15, 2004)
Southeastern Theatre Conference 10-Minute Play Festival (Deadline: January 23, 2004)
Southern Playwrights Competition (Deadline: February 15, 2004)
O, Georgia! Writing Competition (Deadline: February 15, 2004)
Southeastern Theatre Conference New Play Project (accepted March 1 thru June 1, 2004)
Southern Writers' Project (Deadline: none)
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