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U.S. actress Sharon Stone receives a trophy in tribute to her lifetime career, from American film director Martin Scorsese, left, during the opening ceremony at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech.

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Monday 26 February
Steven Spielberg stands alongside Martin Scorsese during the 79th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. American mob drama The Departed won four Oscars, including best film and best director for Martin Scorsese, who had missed out on five previous occasions. Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker collected best actress and actor, while Mexican fairytale Pan's Labyrinth, collected three Academy Awards. Alan Arkin won best supporting actor for Little Miss Sunshine, which was also best original screenplay.

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