Morton delighted by Half

Thesp honored at CineVegas

LAS VEGAS — “Oh, wow, Christmas,” Samantha Morton blurted upon receiving the 2005 Half-Life Award from CineVegas Friday at the Palms Casino Resort.

Nod recognizes Morton, 28, for her career so far.

She admitted to being slightly confused after first hearing of her honor. “I didn’t know whether to be flattered or insulted.”

Preceding the screening of her film “Morvern Callar,” Daily Variety managing editor Michael Speier moderated a Q&A that included Dennis Hopper, Morton’s co-star from “Jesus’ Son.”

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