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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Wayne Blair
Feel-good musical drama "The Sapphires" sparkled at Australia's premier film awards.
After the success of "Bridesmaids," actor Chris O'Dowd was mostly getting scripts for mediocre romantic comedies — "bad versions of 'Bridesmaids,' " he said.
A documentary about the world's waste and a musical about an Australian aboriginal singing group are among seven films added to the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival.
"It just came out of the blue. Out of the 12 nominations I thought we might win you know, one or two, that'd be lovely, that'd be vindication of something," he told Australian Associated Press. "But winning a few more is good, very positive."
Backstage, Blair said he never thought such a result would be possible, "not in my wildest dreams.