Chinese Communist Party awards medals ahead of 100th anniversary

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded a new medal of the highest honour to 29 party members of the Communist Party as it marks its 100th founding anniversary this year. President Xi conferred the July 1 Medal, for the first

Grammy organisers end ‘secret’ nomination committees after rigging allegations

LOS ANGLES: The organisers of music’s Grammy Awards announced an end to the so-called “secret” committees that have led to allegations that the highest honours in the industry are open to rigging. The Recording Academy said that nominations for the

Naomi Osaka, Kylie Minogue, Priyanka Chopra among winners at Glamour Awards

LONDON: Frontline workers for Britain’s National Health Service, tennis player Naomi Osaka and designer Vivienne Westwood were among those honoured at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, in a virtual event which paid tribute to those who have sought

Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand lead diverse Bafta nominations

LONDON: Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand are the biggest names on the Bafta film awards shortlist which includes diverse list of actors and directors following criticism last year. Hollywood legend Hopkins is nominated for the prestigious British film award for

ICC announces ‘Player of the Month’ award

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards which would recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the

Grammy Awards postponed to March 14 over COVID-19 concerns

LOS ANGELES: The Grammy Awards ceremony due to take place on January 31 has been rescheduled to March 14 because of the coronavirus surge in Los Angeles. The new date, announced by the Recording Academy and broadcaster CBS in a

Comedian Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Comedian and host of  ‘The Daily Show’ Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy made the announcement hours before the nominees for the upcoming show are revealed. It would mark Noah’s

Netflix series ‘Delhi Crime’ nominated for Int’l Emmy Awards

MUMBAI: Netflix original series Delhi Crime has been nominations for India as part of 2020 International Emmy Awards. International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made the announcement while Amazon Prime’s Four More Shots and actor Arjun Mathur of Made

Watchmen, Schitt’s Creek wins big at virtual Emmys

LOS ANGELES: ‘Watchmen,’ a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, and comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ triumphed at the Emmys as the stars beamed in live to an empty Los Angeles theatre. “Hello, and welcome to the PandEmmys!,” said host Jimmy

After Oscars, Golden Globes awards postponed amid pandemic

LOS ANGELES: The Golden Globes on Monday postponed its 2021 awards ceremony for film and television after a two month delay to the Oscars, in the lastest shuffle caused by the coronavirus epidemic. The Golden Globes ceremony will take place

Jimmy Kimmel returns to host Emmys in September

LOS ANGELES: Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the 72nd Emmy Awards in September, one of the biggest events on the showbiz calendar.  The late-night talk show returns for the third time and comes after last year’s Emmy Awards did

Chernobyl, The Crown lead Bafta nominations

LONDON: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will celebrate the best of television broadcast in the United Kingdom in a live show at the end of July without stars and audiences ‘Chernobyl’, the critically acclaimed miniseries about

David Warner receives top prize at Australian Cricket Awards

MELBOURNE: David Warner has won the headline Allan Border Medal at the Australian Cricket Awards while Men’s Test Player of the Year went to breakout batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne. Ellyse Perry received the Belinda Clark Medal making it the third such

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

Billie Eilish dominates the Grammys with five wins

LOS ANGELES: Billie Eilish cleaned up at the Grammys winning five awards, as the music world mourned the loss of basketball hero Kobe Bryant with a series of emotional tributes. Eilish, 18, swept the “big four” prizes — Album of

Parasite wins Best Film at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES: Foreign film “Parasite” won the top film prize and earned multiple standing ovations at Screen Actor Guild Awards ceremony. Bong Joon-ho’s drama won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, beating out fellow nominees Bombshell, The

England’s Ben Stokes named ICC player of the year

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Player of the Year after a fabulous 12 months that saw him play a decisive role in England’s dramatic victory at the ICC Men’s

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes next year

LOS ANGELES: Comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the annual Golden Globes next year. NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy made the announcement during at the Television Critics Association Tour just a week after the award

Oscars will have no host for second year

LOS ANGELES: The 2020 Oscars ceremony in February will again have no host, said the head of ABC Television Entertainment. “Let me confirm it now. Together with the Academy, we have decided there will be no traditional host again this

‘Joker’ leads BAFTA nominations with 11 nominations

LONDON: The dark origins story about comic book villain “Joker” led nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Tuesday. Netflix film “The Irishman”, a gangster drama directed by Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once

War film ‘1917’ top winner at Golden Globes awards

LOS ANGELES: War epic 1917 shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood won the most honours. 1917 stole the show at the 77th

‘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