Broadcast News (film)

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Broadcast News is a 1987 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks.wikipedia
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Holly Hunter

The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival (William Hurt).
She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Broadcast News (1987), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Firm (1993) and again for Thirteen (2003).

Albert Brooks

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The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival (William Hurt).
He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987's Broadcast News and was widely praised for his performance in the 2011 film Drive.

James L. Brooks

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Broadcast News is a 1987 American romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks.
Basing his next film, Broadcast News, on his journalistic experiences, the film earned him a further two Academy Award nominations.

William Hurt

The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival (William Hurt).
He received another two Academy Award nominations for his lead performances in Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987).

Robert Prosky

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It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.
He became a well-known supporting actor in the 1980s with his roles in Thief (1981), Christine (1983), The Natural (1984), and Broadcast News (1987).

Lois Chiles

It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.
Lois Cleveland Chiles (born April 15, 1947) is an American actress and former fashion model known for her roles as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, and as a hit and run driver in 1987's Creepshow 2, as well as such films as The Great Gatsby, The Way We Were, Death on the Nile and Broadcast News.

National Film Registry

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In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Joan Cusack

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It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.
She has appeared with her brother John in 10 movies: Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything... (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Martian Child (2007), and War, Inc. (2008).

Marc Shaiman

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Emmy Award-winning composers Glen Roven and Marc Shaiman make cameo appearances as a dorky musician team who have composed a theme for the news program in the film.
His film credits include Broadcast News, Beaches, When Harry Met Sally..., City Slickers, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Sleepless in Seattle, A Few Good Men, The American President, The First Wives Club, George of the Jungle, In & Out, Patch Adams, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police, Hairspray, Flipped, Mary Poppins Returns and HBO's From the Earth to the Moon and 61*.

Jack Nicholson

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It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson (billed only in the end credits) as the evening news anchor.
Nicholson continued to work prolifically in the 1980s, starring in such films as The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Reds (1981), where Nicholson portrays the writer Eugene O'Neill with a quiet intensity, Prizzi's Honor (1985), Heartburn (1986), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Broadcast News (1987), and Ironweed (1987).

American Film Institute

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In 2013, Emmy and Oscar-winning director, producer, and screenwriter James L. Brooks (As Good as It Gets, Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment) joined AFI as Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory where he provides leadership for the film program.

Michael Ballhaus

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After settling in the United States, he worked on many American films such as Baby It's You (1983) for John Sayles, Old Enough (1984) for Marisa Silver, Under the Cherry Moon (1986) for Prince, After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York (2002) and The Departed (2006) for Martin Scorsese, Broadcast News (1987) and I'll Do Anything (1994) for James L. Brooks, The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) for Steve Kloves, Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) for Francis Ford Coppola, Sleepers (1996) for Barry Levinson and Wild Wild West (1999) for Barry Sonnenfeld.

American Comedy Awards

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Susan Zirinsky

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The character of Jane Craig was based on journalist and news producer Susan Zirinsky.
The 1987 film Broadcast News was based on Zirinsky’s experience at the CBS News Washington Bureau in the early 1980s.

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Glen Roven

Emmy Award-winning composers Glen Roven and Marc Shaiman make cameo appearances as a dorky musician team who have composed a theme for the news program in the film.
Roven and Marc Shaiman appeared together as the two News Theme Writers in James L. Brooks's Broadcast News.

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Academy Award for Best Actress

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