Johnny Depp in New York City this weekend–new photos!

The photo at left shows Johnny Depp emerging from a building in New York City on Monday, February 27th. He is accompanied by a security guard and is greeted by an admirer brandishing a Sharpie and a photo of Captain Jack Sparrow for Johnny to sign. To see a larger version of the photo, CLICK HERE, and to see another picture CLICK HERE. Johnny spent Oscar weekend in New York; he was photographed by paparazzi on Saturday as he emerged from a guitar store on Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village. Johnny was accompanied on that excursion by security chief Jerry Judge and Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith. You can see a photo of Johnny outside the guitar store HERE, and HERE you see Jerry Judge leading the way to the SUV, with Patti Smith and Johnny behind him.

The Zone thanks Emma and Evochka for sharing the photos.

BREAKING NEWS–Martin Scorsese’s HUGO wins 5 Academy Awards!

Martin Scorsese’s magical Hugo ensured its place in movie history on Sunday night, winning a total of five Academy Awards; the only other film with five victories was Best Picture winner The Artist. Congratulations to Mr. Scorsese, Graham King and Tim Headlington of GK Films, and Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski of Infinitum Nihil for producing such an unforgettable work of art. The Zone also salutes the individual Oscar winners who created such a vivid world for Hugo:

Robert Richardson, Cinematography

Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Art Direction

Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, Sound Editing

Tom Fleischman and John Midgely, Sound Mixing

Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, and Alex Henning, Visual Effects

Well done! The Zone thanks everyone who took part in our Oscar-night discussion; you can read more about the Academy Awards on the Zone’s News & Views forum.