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Monday, February 28, 2011

The Fighter - Film about Irish Micky Ward of Lowell - Wins Two Academy Awards

The Fighter - the Hollywood movie about Lowell boxer Irish Micky Ward - won two Oscar Awards at the 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.

Christian Bale won best supporting actor for his portrayal of Dickie Eklund, while Melissa Leo won best supporting actress for her depiction of Alice Ward, the mother of Dickie and Micky.

Actor and Producer Mark Whalberg, suggested that there might be a sequel to The Fighter, according to the Boston Herald

On Saturday, March 5, Irish Micky Ward is marching as the Grand Marshall in the 6th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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