LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and Annette Bening have become frontrunners for a 2005
OSCAR after picking up acting prizes at last night's (18OCT04) HOLLYWOOD FILM
The couple claimed Actor and Actress of The Year honours for their work in
new films The Aviator and Being Julia respectively.
And Michael Moore's controversial FAHRENHEIT 9/11 narrowly beat MEL
GIBSON's The Passion Of The Christ for Best Film honours.
Jamie Foxx's Oscar bid is also looking brighter after he claimed the
Breakthrough Actor Award for his turns in Ray Charles biopic RAY and thriller
And Keira Knightley, sporting a new short hairstyle, picked up the
Breakthrough Actress Award for Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK
PEARL and King Arthur.
Meanwhile, Mel Gibson took home the Producer of the Year gong, and JOHN
TRAVOLTA was honoured with the night's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Other awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel prizegiving went to Garden State
director Zach Braff (Breakthrough Director) and Michael Mann (Director of the
Year for Collateral).