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More Solidarity Prattle: Actors Join Critics' Circle Jerk, But Thumb Their Noses at Oscar

The actors that turned up for the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 Film Critics Circle Awards, held at Spotlight on Sunday, Jan. 6, were eager to point out that they wouldn’t be crossing any picket lines to get to any other award shows.

“The important thing is to support the right guys for the right thing, no?” said Javier Bardem, a winner for No Country for Old Men, when asked his feelings about the possibility of the Oscars being canceled.

“I think there’s a certain beauty about the Academy Awards,” said Patricia Clarkson Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. Biography
Personal life
Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jackie Clarkson (a prominent local New Orleans politician and councilwoman)
, there to present a prize to Amy Ryan for her performance in Gone Baby Gone Gone Baby Gone is a crime thriller adapted and directed by Ben Affleck, set in Boston, and based on the novel of the same title by Dennis Lehane. It stars Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan, as Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, two private investigators hunting for an . The ceremony “is a chance for our community to come together in a beautiful way. And there’s great talent to celebrate. But no actor’s crossin’ a picket line. Maybe they’ll settle by then and maybe all the writers will get what they want and they’ll all be happy and we can all have a drink.” At which point Ms. Clarkson craned her neck to order a bourbon and ginger ale from the bartender.

Philip Seymour Hoffman For other persons named Philip Hoffman, see Philip Hoffman (disambiguation).

Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. Biography
Early life
Hoffman was born in Fairport, New York to Gordon S.
 and Park Slope parents Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Ruth Gyllenhaal (born November 16, 1977) is an American actress.

She is the older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal and the daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.
 all said they would pass over the Oscars if the strike had not been resolved.

Writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (b. May 2 1973, Cologne) is an Academy Award-winning German director and screenwriter. Personal life
He grew up in New York, Brussels, Frankfurt and West Berlin and speaks English, German, French, Russian and
, who won an Academy Award last year for his opus The Lives of Others, said he would be very sad if the show didn’t happen. “I’ve been watching the Oscars as long as I can think,” said the towering German. “In Europe it was a big thing to watch them because you have to get up in the middle of the night. I’m a pretty sound sleeper and so is my brother, so whoever woke up first would pour water over each other’s face.” Mein Gott!
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Author:Spencer Morgan
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Jan 8, 2008
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