Olivia Colman and Kate Winslet win at Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor won the top television Emmy awards for drama actors, on a banner night for British talent, dominated by “The Crown” and comedy “Ted Lasso.” Colman and O’Connor, who played Queen Elizabeth and Prince

Yumna Zaidi receives honorary award from army chief

Drama actress Yumna Zaidi has been honoured with a special trophy by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawab Bajwa. Taking to expressed her gratitude after receiving the special trophy on Defence Day and treated fans with her

Golden Globe organizers bans gifts, free trips for members

LOS ANGELES: The organizers of the Golden Globes on Friday banned its members from receiving gifts and free trips from movie studios and TV networks seeking to clinch awards for their shows and stars. The reforms, approved by members of

PAF chief awarded Legion of Merit by Turkish military

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu met with the senior military leadership of Turkey during a four-day visit. The Air Chief arrived in Anakara and separately called on Minister for National Defence of Turkey

Chloe Zhao becomes first Asian woman to win Oscar for best director

LOS ANGELES: China native Chloe Zhao was named best director at the Oscars on Sunday in a historic win that made her the first Asian woman and only the second woman ever to take home the trophy. Youn Yuh-jung won

Chadwick Boseman wins posthumous SAG award

LOS ANGLELES: Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous award for his role as  in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at the 27th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards  2021. Boseman’s wife Simone Ledward accepted the award and thanked the film’s cast and crew

Abida Parveen conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz civil award

ISLAMABAD: Renowned classical and Sufi singer, composer and musician Abida Parveen has received the Nishan-e-Imtiaz on the occasion of Pakistan Day. Abida Parveen been dubbed as the ‘Queen of Sufi music’ and has won man accolades for her singing and

Beyonce becomes most awarded woman in Grammy history

LOS ANGELES: Beyonce has surpassed Alison Krauss to become the most decorated female act in Grammy history. Beyoncé earned her 28th Grammy on Sunday, picking up honours like best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” best music video for “Brown Skin

Pakistani student Umair Masood receives ‘Young Scientist Award’

ISLAMABAD: A young Pakistani student who was not given admission to any university for a year has been awarded the Young Scientist Award by the American organisation Lab Root. Umair Masood, aged 21, has been given this award by Lab

Chadwick Boseman wins Golden Globe for his emotional final movie

LOS ANGELES: Chadwick Boseman was named best movie actor at the Golden Globe awards, six months after his death shocked fans around the world. Boseman, best known for the superhero movie ‘Black Panther’, was awarded the Golden Globe for lead

Rishab Pant wins inaugural ICC Player of the Month award

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the winners of the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards which celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year. India’s Rishabh

‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ award conferrred on Bosnian president

ISLAMABAD: The government has conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan, the country’s highest civil award, to Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic. The award was given to him in recognition of his contribution for strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and

‘Shaan-e-Pakistan Award’ to be conferred on corona heroes

LAHORE: The government has decided to award all those working in the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that the services of all those who fought against the coronavirus pandemic valiantly

Karachi Mayor fails to take notice in Rs1 billion contract award scam

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor has not taken any action of alleged embezzlement worth one billion rupees in tenders issued by the Karachi Municipal Corporation. The KMC had received Rs5 billion funds from the federal government under the Karachi Package. Director-General Engineering

Avengers Endgame stars hold surprising reunion at virtual award show

LOS ANGELES: The actors from Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame had a surprising virtual reunion at the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards, which became the first remote awards show amid the coronavirus pandemic. The six original Avengers – Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert

Kobe Bryant to be honoured at Oscars 2020

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26, will be honoured at Oscars 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said. The Academy is planning to acknowledge the death of the late

Transgender from Pakistan nominated for global award

ISLAMABAD: A transgender woman from Pakistan has been nominated for an international award in Dublin, Ireland in appreciation of her work. The nominees are chosen by three major organisations including Amnesty International, Frontline Defenders and National Ex Foundation, and Syinat

Peter Dinklage wins SAG Award for ‘Game of Thrones’

LOS ANGELES: Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage won the actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards. This is his sixth nomination and first win in the category.

Spike Lee to head 2020 Cannes Film Festival jury

PARIS: US director Spike Lee has been named president of the jury for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The 62-year-old filmmaker, who succeeds Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will head the panel that will award the 73rd Palme d’Or prize.

‘Parasite’ named best film by Australia’s AACTA Awards

LOS ANGELES: Parasite film has been named best picture of the year at the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Friday night in Los Angeles. Korean maestro Bong Joon Ho’s film, a front-runner for the

Amitabh Bachchan receives India’s highest award in cinema

NEW DELHI: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in a ceremony in New Delhi for his contribution to film and cinema. President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the award to the actor. Amitabh Bachchan is

Renowned poet Amjad Islam Amjad receives Turkish award

ISLAMABAD:  Noted Pakistani writer and poet Amjad Islam Amjad received the prestigious ‘Necip Fazil International Culture & Art Award’ during a ceremony held in Istanbul on Saturday evening. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Culture & Tourism

PM conferred upon highest civil award of Bahrain

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been conferred upon the highest civil award of Bahrain during his maiden visit to the Gulf State since assuming office. The award was granted by King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa at

PM Imran Khan to receive Bahrain’s highest civilian award

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will receive Bahrain’s highest civil award, the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance in a special ceremony during an upcoming visit to the Gulf state. This was confirmed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister

Dr Atta-ur-Rahman to receive highest scientific award of China

BEIJING: Renowned scientist Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman will be conferred upon the highest scientific award of China by the President of China at Great Peoples Hall in Beijing on January 7 next year. The ‘China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award’,

Messi wins record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award

PARIS: Lionel Messi won a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award at a ceremony in Paris, beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to take the honours. Now aged 32, it is Messi’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and his sixth

Climate activist Greta Thunberg declines environmental award

VANCOUVER: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday refused to accept an environmental award, saying the climate movement needed people in power to start to “listen” to “science” and not awards. The young climate activist, who has rallied millions to

Messi receives record sixth European Golden Shoe

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi picked up a record-extending sixth – and third consecutive – European Golden Shoe award on Wednesday following his outstanding individual 2018-19 domestic campaign. The award is presented to the top goalscorer in league football across Europe,

No Nobel for war apologists

Due to its political nature, the Nobel peace prize has often attracted numerous controversies. Now it seems that even the Nobel literature prize award will also ruffle a few feathers and invite criticism. The award this year has been given

Pro-Palestine stance strips off Shamsie from her literary award

Dortmund:  The German city has revised its decision to honor British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie of a literature award. The decision came into light after the council found out that the writer is supporting pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. The