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Sep 13 2008, 9:49pm

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Congratulations Karl Urban!

The man who brought us Eomer last night picked up a Best Supporting Actor award at New Zealand's Qantas Film and Television Awards for his role as policeman Nick Harvey in the movie Out of the Blue:

The gripping re-telling of the 1990 Aramoana massacre, Out of the Blue, swept the movie section of the awards, picking up six awards including best picture.
Matthew Sutherland and Karl Urban picked up the awards for best actor and supporting actor for their roles in the popular movie.

Well done Karl!

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Sep 13 2008, 10:02pm

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I thought he was wonderful in Out of the Blue, as was Matthew Sutherland. It must have been a tough film to make.

Karl's acceptance speech was very gracious.


Sep 13 2008, 11:20pm

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Yea Eomer!

I'm happy for him. Now he's got this and a SAG award!

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Sep 14 2008, 2:47am

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Go Karl ! - wish there had been some pics of him though

good golly he is nice to look at...... *sigh*

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Sep 14 2008, 5:22am

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I was ever so slightly distracted from his speech

as I noticed he was looking particularly attractive at the awards. *swoon*


Sep 14 2008, 12:40pm

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*enthusiastic applause* He's the man! //



"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Sep 14 2008, 3:55pm

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Haven`t seen the movie but the award makes me wonder if he`s like Heath Ledger - doesn`t work in action leading men roles but does a great job in meaty supporting ones. Don`t kill me for being honest but I thought he was terrible in Pathfinder (zero charisma, zero acting chops) and forgettable in LOTR but I also thought Ledger was awful in A Knight`s Tale, Four Feathers and forgettable in The Patriot. However, he was amazing in The Dark Knight (Oscar-worthy!), Brockeback Mountain, and that movie whose name escapes me for which Halle Berry won the Oscar. So maybe KU also needs a well-written character to show what he can do. Congrats!


Sep 14 2008, 5:18pm

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Karl Urban fan

I too thought he was good in Out of the Blue - and obviously LOTR,

I can't wait to see him as Bones McCoy in Star Trek - but it's not released until next year!


Sep 16 2008, 8:17am

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*Waves* Hi!

Haven't seen you around for a while.
We must be due for another mini-moot with Nimloth soon. Smile


Sep 16 2008, 6:13pm

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Hi Starling

A mini-moot sounds good. I've been a bit out-of-control trying to juggle a job and a couple of projects. Am surfacing for air!


Sep 18 2008, 8:43am

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I'll PM you soon for a catchup :-) //


Sep 18 2008, 9:48am

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*excited twitter* There you are!

Cripes, I hope you stick around to play! :D It's great to see you!


"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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