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Review: VernĂ©e 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."

Op-Ed: Maura West should win 2019 Emmy Award for 'Lead Actress'

Veteran soap actress Maura West deserves to triumph at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards. She should be walking away with the "Outstanding Lead Actress" trophy.

Five women nominated for Booker International Prize

London - Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker International Prize for fiction, was named Tuesday among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

Dubai - A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said.

Directors of Netflix Catalonia documentary return award

Barcelona - The directors of Netflix documentary "Two Catalonias" said Tuesday they had returned a German award because the involvement of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont in the ceremony had "politicised" the "neutral" spirit of their work.

Jason Crabb wins second career Grammy award for 'Unexpected' Special

On February 10, Christian recording artist Jason Crabb has a major reason to celebrate. He took home his second career Grammy award.

Rappers, women aiming big at Grammys after past snubs

Los Angeles - Music's biggest stars will gather in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammy Awards, and this year observers are hoping the hip-hop and women artists leading the pack will get their due.

Calvin Simon talks about Grammy 'Lifetime Achievement' Award Special

Veteran musician Calvin Simon, a founding member of Parliament Funkadelic, chatted with Digital Journal about the upcoming Grammy "Lifetime Achievement" Award.

Review: Rami Malek wins 2019 SAG award for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Special

On January 27, Rami Malek took home the 2019 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role" for his acting work in "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Hollywood kicks off the 76th Golden Globes Awards

Los Angeles - Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the Golden Globes on Sunday, with hit music romance "A Star Is Born" the frontrunner at the year's first and sassiest awards gala.

Thai cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin on UK honours list

London - A team of British divers who helped save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded in Britain's traditional New Year Honours alongside former supermodel Twiggy and Monty Python's Michael Palin.

Kate Linder of 'The Young and The Restless' garners special award

Veteran actress Kate Linder, who has been playing Esther Valentine on "The Young and The Restless" since 1982, has a major reason to celebrate.

Cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker accepts EU's Sakharov prize

Strasbourg - A cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov accepted on Wednesday the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize on his behalf, saying the director remained committed to winning the release of all "political prisoners" in Russia.

Zach Williams earns 2019 Grammy nomination for 'Christian Album'

On December 7, acclaimed Christian singer-songwriter Zach Williams had a major reason to be proud. It was announced that he was nominated for a 2019 Grammy award.

Can more nominees help Grammys boost diversity?

New York - Cardi B, Drake and Ariana Grande are top contenders for Friday's Grammy nominations, with an expansion of the four big categories that could mean more recognition for women and minorities on music's biggest night.

Nobel Peace Prize to honour champions of struggle against sexual violence

Oslo - Champions of the fight against sexual violence, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a former captive of jihadists, will on Monday receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year highlights rape as a weapon of war.

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor's office

Paris - Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary freedom of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya minority, a mayor's spokeswoman said Friday.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

London - Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.

Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan

Busan - A thrill-a-minute actioner from China and a moving South Korean drama about a unique family reunion have taken the top prize at Asia's largest film festival, with judges lauding both for their "original" takes.

Nobel literature body elects Iranian poet, judge after turmoil

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, on Friday announced an Iranian-born poet and a judge as new members as it seeks to recover from a #MeToo scandal that forced it to postpone this year's Nobel.

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

New York - US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - For the first time in 70 years the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body, the Swedish Academy, has postponed the award, after a #MeToo scandal left it in ruins.

Loretta Lynn to be honored with 'Artist of a Lifetime' award

Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn will be honored with Country Music Television's (CMT) "Artist of a Lifetime" award.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

Jeff Daniels wins 2018 Primetime Emmy award for 'Godless' Special

On September 17, acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels won the 2018 Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie" for his acting work in the Netflix western drama series "Godless."

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Los Angeles - Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said Wednesday.

Montenegro investigative journalist to get Mackler award

Washington - A Montenegro-based freelance reporter who has investigated organized crime in Europe and war crimes in the Balkans has been selected for the 2018 Peter Mackler Award named for an AFP journalist, organizers said Wednesday.

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Paris - Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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