Chicago dances away with best film Oscar
Chicago, the blockbuster tale of sex, murder and jazz in the windy city blew away the competition, winning the Oscar for best film.india Updated: Mar 25, 2003 11:30 IST
"Chicago," the blockbuster tale of sex, murder and jazz in the windy city blew away the competition Sunday, winning Hollywood's top honor, the Oscar for best picture.
The movie version of the popular Broadway musical danced away with the coveted statuette after 13 nominations, riding a wave of buzz and publicity that accompanied the tale of a dreamy wanna-be jazz star in rough and tumble 1920s Chicago.
The movie version of the Broadway musical hit danced away with the coveted statuette after 13 nominations, riding a wave of publicity that has accompanied the tale of a dreamy wanna-be jazz star in rough and tumble 1920s Chicago.
Producer Martin Richards praised the cast and crew of the blockbuster, saying he had "a cast that any producer would die for" and first-time director Rob Marshall who he called "sent from heaven."
"Chicago" won six awards out of 13 nominations, including best supporting actress for Catherine Zeta-Jones as well as nods for art direction, costume design and film editing.
Asked who he forgot, Richards laughed in response to Oscar-winner Hillary Swank's shouted reminder to thank his wife. Swank famously forgot to mention her actor husband Chad Lowe when she won best actress for "Boys Don't Cry" in 1999.
Adrien Brody, 29, on Sunday became the youngest man to win the best actor Oscar for his performance in The Pianist.
Nicole Kidman defied odds by snatching the best actress trophy for her role as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours"
Chicago ended the evening with six Oscars.
First Published: Mar 24, 2003 11:01 IST