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Bieber Wins Artist of the Year at American Music Awards

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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An 18-year-old has won the top prize at the American Music Awards. Canadian Justin Bieber won artist of the year Sunday in Los Angeles at the 40th anniversary show, beating out Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake, and Katy Perry. The teenager said when he accepted his award that it was “hard growing up with everyone watching […]

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The Artist Wins Big at Oscar Awards

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The black-and-white film The Artist was the big winner at Sunday’s 84th Oscar awards, capturing best picture and major awards for its director and lead actor. Frenchman Jean Dujardin won the Oscar for best actor for his role in the film about a struggling silent-era movie star, while Michel Hazanavicius was honored as best director. […]

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Plummer Becomes Oldest Actor to Win Oscar

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to win an Oscar, as Hollywood gathered Sunday to honor the best films of 2011. The 82-year-old Plummer won the best supporting actor award for his role in Beginners as an elderly widower who embraces his homosexuality. Actress Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer received a standing ovation when she won […]

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Hugo, The Artist Win Early Oscars

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Veteran Oscar Host Billy Crystal opened the 84th Oscar awards ceremony Sunday with jokes about his age and attempts to attract a younger audience to the annual show. The segment included a long pause while Crystal, who has hosted the awards show nine times previously, sat silently next to teen music sensation Justin Bieber. The […]

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Adele Wins 6 Grammys

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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British R&B singer Adele was rolling in awards at the 54th Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles, winning all six categories in which she was nominated. Her album 21 won the top prize of album of the year, as well as best pop vocal album. Her song Rolling in the Deep won record of the […]

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Whitney Houston’s Death Casts Shadow Over Grammy Awards

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Grammy Awards ceremony began Sunday on a somber note as host LL Cool J offered a prayer for Whitney Houston, the iconic singer who was found dead one night earlier. After introducing footage of Houston singing, “I Will Always Love You,” one of her most well-known songs, at a previous Grammy ceremony, LL Cool […]

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The Help Wins Big at SAG Awards

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Help, a movie about African American maids in the 1960s in Mississippi was the big winner at Sunday’s 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film won best ensemble, best actress for Viola Davis and best supporting actress for Octavia Spencer. In accepting her award Davis said the “stain of racism and sexism” is […]

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Silent Movie ‘The Artist’ Leads Golden Globes Nominations

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A French film that pays tribute to the silent movie era leads in nominations for the Golden Globes, a high-profile Hollywood award that recognizes the year’s best achievements in film and television. “The Artist,” a silent movie shot in black and white, received six nominations. They are Best Comedy or Musical, Best Actor for a […]

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Indian Philanthropists, Philippine NGO Are Honored in Manila

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:51 am (UTC-5)
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Two Indian philanthropists and a Philippine non-profit development organization were presented with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards in Manila Wednesday. The annual awards, named after a popular Philippine president who was killed in a plane crash in 1957, are widely seen as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prizes. Harish Hande, a U.S. trained engineer and […]

Winners of Asia’s Version of Nobel Prize Revealed

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two Indian philanthropists and a Philippine non-profit development organization are among the winners of the Philippines prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards. The annual awards, named after a popular Philippine president who was killed in a plane crash in 1957, are widely seen as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prizes. Harish Hande, a U.S. trained engineer and […]

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