Jolie gets honorary Oscar, Mirren earns Evening Standard award
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 01:13
Nov 18 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Angelina Jolie gets an honorary Oscar, Helen Mirren is best actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and ''Thor: The Dark World'' takes in 38.4 million dollars at the weekend box office. Bob Mezan reports.
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It was a star studded weekend in Hollywood as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented their honorary Oscars. Among this year's recipients were Angelina Jolie, who got the humanitarian award, and Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin who were honored for their contributions to film.
Helen Mirren was named best actress at London's Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience." Mirren - who also won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth in "The Queen" - told reporters that she felt such awards honored the queen as much as her.
Superhero sequel "Thor: The Dark World" hammered out another victory in its second weekend at the North American box office. The movie hauled in 38.4 million in ticket sales, bringing its worldwide total to more than 479 million dollars. "Thor" had some stiff competition, however. The Christmas-themed romantic comedy, "The Best Man Holiday," took in 30.6 million for its opening weekend. The film - a sequel to 1999's "The Best Man" - follows a group of former college friends who reunite after 15 years.
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