Swank wins best actress Oscar

2005-02-28 06:23
<b>Actress Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in <i>Million Dollar Baby</i> at the 77th Academy Awards Sunday in LA. (Mark J Terrill, AP)</b>

Actress Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her work in Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards Sunday in LA. (Mark J Terrill, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Hollywood - Hilary Swank dealt a knockout blow to the competition on Sunday by winning the second best actress Oscar of her career for her role as boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby.

Swank, who has faced many of the same challenges as her character in the film, is in rare company as a double Oscar winner at the tender age of 30.

Cate Blanchett of The Aviator and Morgan Freeman of Million Dollar Baby won Academy Awards as supporting players, the first Oscar wins for the two Hollywood stars.

Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes epic The Aviator, which led contenders with 11 nominations, took four Oscars early in the show on Sunday night.

Freeman won for his portrayal of a worldly wise ex-prizefighter in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.

"I want to thank everybody and anybody who ever had anything at all to do with the making of this picture. But I especially want to thank Clint Eastwood for giving me the opportunity to work with him again," said Freeman, who previously co-starred in Eastwood's Unforgiven.


AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.