Thursday, February 17, 2005

Big Screen Smokers Tarred And Feathered At ‘Hackademy Awards’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Jude Law isn’t up for any Academy Awards this year – but he is the winner of a “Hackademy Award.”

The babelicious Brit has been named the actor most worthy of this year’s Hackademy Award – a dishonor given out to chain-smoking stars and movies every year by the American Lung Association of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails in California.

Teens in the association’s “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down” program say Law deserves the award for smoking like a fiend in not one, not two, but three movies this year: Alfie, Closer and The Aviator.

Susan Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri, wins in the actress category for playing a teen who smokes at school and gets another student hooked on the death sticks in the movie Saved!, while the Will Ferrell movie Anchorman wins for worst movie because of the characters’ constant puffing.

On the flip side, the kids say Bernie Mac’s tobacco-free baseball player in Mr. 3000, Cate Blanchett’s cigarette-free depiction of Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator and the smoke-free teens of Mean Girls all deserve a thumbs up.

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