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Brett Eldredge nominated for 'New Artist of the Year' CMA award

Country singer Brett Eldredge has scored another feather in his hat. He is up for the Country Music Association (CMA) "New Artist of the Year" award.

Creed front-man Scott Stapp nominated for Dove Award

Scott Stapp, the front-man of the rock band Creed, is nominated for a Dove Award for his solo work for his album "Proof of Life."

Dutch man returns Israeli WWII honour after family killed in Gaza

The Hague - A 91-year-old Dutch man honoured by Israel for shielding a Jew from the Nazis has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in a Gaza air strike.

Reporter from Philippines wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Manila - Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her native Philippines, AFP announced Friday.

Aretha Franklin receives honorary Harvard degree

Cambridge - Soul legend Aretha Franklin, aged 72, has received an honorary degree from Harvard University. Before receiving the award, Franklin took to the piano.

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

Helsinki - British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland. "Prof.

Jason Aldean wins ACM 'Male Vocalist of the Year' award

Las Vegas - On April 6, at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, there were five of country's finest men vying for the "Male Vocalist of the Year" award.

Love story, chronicle of Hurricane Katrina win U.S. book prizes

A love story that examines modern attitudes about race, a chronicle of the days after Hurricane Katrina and a biography of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift won National Book Critics Circle awards on Thursday.

'Movie 43' and 'After Earth' win or lose big at Razzies

In this day of social media where everything is lame and sarcasm rules the day, do the Razzies really matter any more? Most likely not.

'12 Years a Slave' wins big at pre-Oscar Spirit Awards

Santa Monica - "12 Years a Slave" won big at the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, taking home five trophies including best feature and building up momentum on the eve of the Oscars.The searing historical drama also earned prizes for British director Steve McQueen,...

Lesbian love, president's lover at French Oscars

Paris - A lesbian love movie that dazzled Cannes leads the race ahead of the French Oscars on Friday, where Julie Gayet, the actress outed as the president's lover, is running for an award for a role as a vamp.Quentin Tarantino and Scarlett Johansson will be a...

Brit Award for David Bowie

David Bowie has been named best British male at the Brit Awards in London which took place yesterday. Bowie was not there in person to collect the award.

Slave epic big Bafta winner as Hollywood descends on London

London - "12 Years a Slave", the distressing tale of a man sold into slavery, was the big winner at the Baftas, giving the Steve McQueen directed picture a huge pre-Oscars boost.The film, adapted from Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, took the coveted best film pr...

'12 Years a Slave' wins Bafta for best film

London - Harrowing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" won the best film award on Sunday at the Baftas, seen as an indicator for the upcoming Oscars.The film, adapted from Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, took the most prestigious prize at a star-studded ceremony ...

Hollywood descends on London for Baftas

London - Hollywood stars including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rubbed shoulders with British royalty on Sunday at the Bafta awards, the highlight of the British film calendar and a key indicator for the upcoming Oscars.The superstar couple made an unexpected a...

All Oscar nominated songs to be performed on show

A competitive field awaits the song category at the upcoming Oscars and each will be performed on the show come March 2.

Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration

Los Angeles - The music industry's top night turned into the big day for 34 couples on Sunday as Madonna and other stars presided over a mass wedding in a celebration of gay marriage.

Daft Punk gets lucky as Grammys celebrate gay marriage

Los Angeles - French electro duo Daft Punk won big at the Grammys and rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis honored same-sex marriage as they were named best new artist at music's version of the Oscars.

Cuaron takes Directors Guild prize for 'Gravity'

Los Angeles - Alfonso Cuaron and his 3D space spectacular "Gravity" edged ahead in the Oscars race when the Mexican triumphed at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards."It is truly an honor, and I'm humble.

Grammys stars hit red carpet for music's biggest night

Los Angeles - Music's top stars hit the red carpet Sunday for the Grammys, with veteran rapper Jay-Z up against younger hopefuls, including French electro duo Daft Punk and New Zealand songstress Lorde.

Emotional Mourinho accepts writers' award

London - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho thanked all those behind his extraordinary career as he accepted a tribute award from England's Football Writers' Association.

Oscar theme highlights movie heroes

Beverly Hills - It will be a celebration of movie heroes. It is the Oscars. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today (Jan. 14) that movie heroes will be this year's theme.

Finalists for animated Oscar taking shape

Beverly Hills - It hasn't opened yet, but "Frozen" may be the animated movie to beat come Oscar time. It has made the list of the 19 animated films that are being considered.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host Golden Globes next two years

Speculation and rumor a while back turned into reality as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back as hosts of the Golden Globes.

Jared Leto wins 'Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award'

Jared Leto is best known as the lead singer and multi-instrumentalist of the rock group, Thirty Seconds to Mars, but he is also a talented actor.

Singer Marty Raybon wins first IBMA award

Music sensation Marty Raybon, the former lead singer of the acclaimed country group Shenandoah, has won his first International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award on September 26.

Scientists win 'Ig Nobel' prize for dung beetle navigation

A Swedish research team has won a coveted "Ig Nobel" prize - awarded by Harvard University for quirky discoveries "that make people laugh and then think" - for finding dung beetles can navigate their way home in the dark using the Milky Way as a guide.

National award for aboriginal language preservation Special

Dar Es Salaam - A University of Dar es Salaam indigenous languages revitalization program is being recognized nationally for its excellence in aboriginal education.

Video: 'Fresh Guacamole': Shortest film nominated for an Oscar

Los Angeles - With most films which are nominated for the Oscars running for often more than 2.5 hours, "Fresh Guacamole" is a film with a difference at just 100 seconds long. Now the Oscars are done, the article is updated with the actual film.

Crowded box office may 'Die Hard' with an eye on romance

As Bruce Willis opens up another installment of his "Die Hard" franchise, there is no reason not to have this weekend be Valentine's Day at the box office.
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A medal minted during the reign of King George III in honor of James Cook
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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Israeli President Shimon Peres
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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Country duo Florida Georgia Line
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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General Malinga hands over the coveted award.
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The award-winning float embraces Portland's rosy image on this float.
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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Noreen Taylor
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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