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McQueen criticises BAFTA for lack of diversity

London - Oscar-winning British director Steve McQueen has criticised Britain's top film awards following controversy over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations.

Review: Tom Hanks wins Cecil B. DeMille Award, expresses love for Greece Special

Beverly Hills - Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks was the recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, which were held in Beverly Hills, California.

Review: Brad Pitt wins 2020 Golden Globe Award, thanks Leonardo DiCaprio Special

On January 5, veteran Hollywood actor Brad Pitt reigned supreme at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, which took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

China calls EU rights prize-winning Uighur 'a terrorist'

Bejing - China called jailed Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti a "terrorist" on Thursday and refused to confirm whether he was still alive, after his daughter accepted a European Parliament human rights award on his behalf.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time' 2019 person of the year

New York - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was named Wednesday as Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time' 2019 person of the year

New York - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was announced Wednesday as Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year.

Four artists join forces to share 2019 Turner Prize

London - This year's prestigious Turner Prize will be shared by all four shortlisted artists after they formed a collective to show solidarity at a time of global "political crisis", in a shock win announced Tuesday.

Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira wins Rory Peck Award

London - Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira on Thursday won the prestigious Rory Peck Award, which honours freelance photo and video reporters, for his AFP coverage of recent violence that has gripped his homeland.

Jailed Uighur Tohti wins European Parliament Sakharov rights award

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China for "separatism".

Atwood, Rushdie vie for Britain's 50th Booker Prize

Britain's storied Booker Prize will pit literary giants Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie against four emerging stars when it unveils the winner Monday on its 50th anniversary award.

Jailed Uighur, Brazil chief among European rights prize nominees

Apo - A Uighur scholar imprisoned in China since 2014 and a trio of Brazilian activists were nominated Tuesday for a top European rights prize, along with Kenyans fighting female genital mutilation.

Kyrgyz lawyer wins UN prize for battling statelessness

Geneva - A human rights lawyer who fought to end the "phantom" status of stateless people in Kyrgyzstan was on Wednesday named the winner of the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen Award.

Youth activists like Greta Thunberg deserve Nobel nod: 2011 laureate

Geneva - Energised and inspiring youth activists leading the charge on climate change and gun control would be good picks for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, according to past winner Leymah Gbowee.

Reba McEntire to be honored with CMT 'Artist of a Lifetime' award

Nashville - Country queen Reba McEntire ought to start writing an acceptance speech. She will be recognized with CMT's "Artist of a Lifetime" award next month.

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel Prize", the jury for the Swedish human rights prize said.

Ramin Djawadi earns 2019 Emmy Award for 'Game of Thrones'

On September 15, acclaimed German composer Ramin Djawadi has a major reason to be proud. He took home yet another Primetime Emmy Award.

Dolly Parton to receive Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award

New York - On November 5, country queen Dolly Parton will receive the prestigious Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award at the 2019 We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) GALA, which will be held in New York.

Marcus Scribner talks 'Black-ish,' NAACP Image Award, digital age Special

Actor Marcus Scribner chatted with Digital Journal about being on "Black-ish" on ABC, and being a part of Frito-Lay Variety Packs and Feed the Children for their "Snackable Notes" program.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

Fpo - France's Mirazur restaurant -- whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden -- was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

Fpo - French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.

Elton John to receive France's top honour

Paris - Rock legend Elton John is to be awarded France's highest civilian honour this week as he passes through Paris as part of his farewell tour, the French presidency said.

'Avengers' dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles

Los Angeles - Box office-busting "Avengers: Endgame" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.

Queen honours 'The Crown' actress Olivia Colman

London - Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown", was honoured by the monarch on Saturday for her services to British drama.

Uighur leader urges pressure on China as he receives US award

Washington - An exiled Uighur leader called for more concerted international pressure on China to end its mass detention of the ethnic group as he received a US award.

European unity vital to avoid new cold war: UN chief

Frankfurt Am Main - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned Europe must remain united if it wants to avoid a new "cold war" in tumultuous political times."If you want to avoid a new cold war...

Review: Vernée Watson wins 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for 'General Hospital' Special

The mantel of veteran actress Vernée Watson just got heavier. On May 5, Watson earned her second consecutive career Daytime Emmy Award.

Review: Max Gail wins 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for 'General Hospital' Special

Pasadena - Veteran actor Max Gail finally got his due. On May 5, he took home the 2019 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor" at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, which took place in Pasadena, California.

Review: Hayley Erin wins 2019 Emmy for 'Outstanding Younger Actress' Special

On May 5, actress Hayley Erin had a major reason to celebrate. She took home the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for her work on "General Hospital."
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