Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Catherine Zeta Jones Calls Douglases “Her Family” At Theater Awards


Catherine Zeta Jones picked up her Best Actress in a Musical award yesterday afternoon from the Outer Critics Circle at Sardi’s. She gestured to the myriad caricatures hanging on the walls around her and said, “You have my family here already.” She meant Michael Douglas and his father Kirk. It was very touching.

Zeta Jones wasn’t the only star in the room, however. Both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis came to get their citations for “Fences.” Frank Langella came at his own request to present the Best New Play award to John Logan, who wrote “Red.” Langella couldn’t have been more effusive.

Also on hand were Jan Maxwell, who won for her part in “Lend Me a Tenor,” Katie Finneran, who picked up Featured Actress for “Promises, Promises,” Montego Glover, winner from “Memphis,” and Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, who wrote the “Memphis” songs (he was on his way out to the new Giants Stadium for the Bon Jovi show) and the cast of “God of Carnage”–all of whom presented awards- including Jeff Daniels, Janet McTeer, Lucy Liu, and Dylan Baker. Actress Hallie Foote accepted the award for her late dad, playwright Horton Foote, for his “Orphans Home Cycle” nine hour set of plays.

Around the room: “Fences” producer Scott Rudin, the famed Roger Berlind, and Coen brothers movie producer Ben Barenholtz.

Some picture follow, all c2010 Ann Lawlor.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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