A delightful upset

26 January 2004 – Peter Jackson may have been a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination, but the inclusion of first-time thespian Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) in the Best Actress category came as a welcome surprise. At just 13 years of age  11 at the time of filming – Castle-Hughes is the youngest ever actor to be nominated in her category. Her agents had been plugging for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, but instead Castle-Hughes is up against the formidable competition of Diane Keaton, Charlize Theron, Samantha Morton, and Naomi Watts. Castle-Hughes recently won the Young Actor gong at the Critics Choice Awards in LA.


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Around the Back of the World Tall Dwarfs Alchemised

Around the Back of the World Tall Dwarfs Alchemised

“The New Zealand duo of Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate have influenced generations of lo-fi rockers. This 55-track box set reminds us why,” Louis Pattison writes in a Pitchfork…