Date: 9th February 2002
JULIA ROBERTS is facing an embarrassing reunion with BENJAMIN BRATT in front of the watching world - if he wins this year's (02) Best Actor Oscar. Tradition dictates that the previous year's Best Actress recipient hands over the Academy Award to the year's Best Actor winner.
Julia picked up the coveted honour last year (2001) for ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000), while Bratt, who she left late last year, is strongly tipped to take Best Actor for his role in Piņero (2001). The showdown - if it happens - will take place on 24 March at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.