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Winger angered over Locarno jury awards

Aug 14, 2001 | 1:03pm EDT

Debra Winger walked out of a news conference in Locarno, Switzerland, Sunday as awards were being announced for the Locarno Film Festival, the New York Post reported Tuesday. According to the Post, the jury, headed by former New York Times film critic Janet Maslin and including seven women and one man, was "bitterly divided" over the winning films. Before storming out of the press conference, Winger remarked that it was "the first time, and probably the last" that she would sit on a festival jury. The Golden Leopard top prize (which included not only a trophy but also a cash prize of $24,000 to be shared between the director and producer) went to Maurizio Sciarra's Alla Rivoluzione Sulla Due Cavalli (To the Revolution on Two Horses). The best actor award went to the film's star, Andoni Gracia. The best actress award went to Korea's Kim Ho-Jung for the film Nabi.

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