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Aussies feature but no Oscars for the mantle

February 25, 2013

Jackman, Watts and Weaver do us proud
By SHIRLEY BROUN

HUGH Jackman, Naomi Watts and Jacki Weaver did Australia proud alongside Hollywood's movie elite as each waited with anticipation for the announcement of winners at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, millions of  Aussies were switched on to the live broadcast to back their immensely talented `home-grown' stars to take out the `big one' in each of their respective categories, but alas it was not meant to be ...

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AACTA Award winners announced

January 30, 2013

The Sapphires scoops the pool winning six

THE Sapphires sang their way into history at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, held last night (January 30, 2013) in Sydney, scooping the pool with six big wins.

The movie, which is about four Aboriginal girls who formed a singing group in the 1960s has been a real hit at the box office.

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Stars come home for 2nd AACTA awards

January 30, 2013

Kidman, Crowe to star at AACTA Awards in Sydney

IT was a happy reunion for Keith Urban when he greeted his wife, Nicole Kidman, and children who flew in this morning for Nicole's special appearance at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards to be held tonight at the Star Event Centre, in Sydney.

Still very much in love, the showbiz couple have to endure time apart as each fulfils the requirements of their individual careers - Nicole as an actor, and Keith on tour with his highly successful recording and live performances.

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Local songwriter in big demand in UK (1991)

January 7, 2013

Cilla Black takes 12 songs for new album as Allan Caswell's career hits a high note
On With the Show's
Flashback to Variety Today, 1991

By SHIRLEY BROUN

SINCE 1979 when he wrote Lyn Hamilton's big hit `On The Inside' Australian songwriter Allan Caswell has had 350 of his songs recorded. He has been a Golden Guitar finalist in the Country Music Awards in Tamworth 21 times receiving four nominations this year, and his songs have won him five Golden Guitars since he was named Best New Talent in 1980.

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Hugh Jackman is a `Bunny’

November 24, 2012

Hugh hops into a new role

THE December 13 release of Hugh Jackman's latest movie, Rise of the Guardian, is the culmination of three years work for our much-loved Aussie star, soon to be known as Bunnymund or `Bunny' (the Easter Bunny) for short.

In an interview with Channel 9's Richard Wilkins, Hugh said he first began work on the animated production three years ago and was then called back from time to time as rewrites necessitated updated dialogue.

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