Analysis: On to the Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Aviator," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Sideways" seem to be at the head of this year's class of Oscar contenders, following big wins for all three at the Gol
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'Aviator' wins three Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Aviator" won three Golden Globes Sunday, including the top prize for best motion picture drama and a best dramatic actor award for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Writers Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America announced nominees Friday for its feature awards.

Broadcast critics name 'Sideways' best

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association in Los Angeles named "Sideways" the best picture of 2004.

Analysis: Globes and biopics

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a fictional account of a premarital road trip, took the most nominations with seven, but the announcement of this year's Golden Globe Award nominees
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Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

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Seven Globe nominations for 'Sideways'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Golden Globe nominees were announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif., with "Sideways" leading the field with seven nods.

'Neverland' tops Board of Review film list

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named "Finding Neverland" the best film of 2004 Wednesday.

Analysis: Spirit Awards accent youth

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a comedy about great expectations and disappointing outcomes in the lives of its characters, led the way with six nominations Tuesday when nominees
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Lewis, Green among weekly NFL honorees

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Running back Ahman Green of Green Bay is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week from the last week of the regular season.

Father convicted of killing six children

CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A British Columbia man has been found guilty of killing his six children and burning their bodies in a house fire, a report said Thursday.

Feature: 'About Schmidt' director Payne

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Alexander Payne doesn't mind being a hired hand as a writer, but he doesn't ever want to "have to direct one for 'the man.'"

'The Hours' wins USC Scripter Award

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter David Hare and author Michael Cunningham won the 15th USC Scripter Award for the Oscar-nominated movie "The Hours."

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Critics are describing the British documentary "Living with Michael Jackson" as a journalist's attempt to understand, not exploit, his subject.
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Writers Guild of America Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.
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Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor display their Oscars for Adapted Screenplay awarded for "Sideways" at the 77th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA on February 27, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Jim Taylor is an American citizen and employee of the United States Government. He is notable for his role in the July 27, 2002 Afghan engagement where Christopher Speer was mortally wounded. It is reported that Taylor's account of the engagement will contradict military acocunts that Omar Khadr was the only survivor of the engagement, and that he may have been too badly injured to have wounded Speer.

Military authorities withheld the existence of Taylor from Khadr's defense counsel. When Taylor existence was first released to public, on November 9, 2007, two days after the prosecution informed the defense, Jennifer Daskal, the senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch asserted:

Steven Edwards's, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, on September 11, 2008, noted that Guantanamo military commissions had not allowed the names of American GIs, or CIA officers to be made public. Paul Koring, writing in the Globe and Mail, reported that: "Mr. Taylor's role remains shrouded in deliberate and apparently classified mystery."

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