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Brit Awards 2019: Beyonce and Jay-Z ‘bow down’ to Meghan Markle

Image copyright Beyonce/Instagram Beyonce and Jay-Z posed in front of a portrait of the Duchess of Sussex wearing a crown as they accepted the Brit for best international group. Writing on Instagram, Beyonce said: “In honour of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas.” That’s a reference to their video for Ape**** in which they stood in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris. But for their Brits acceptance, the couple restaged that video next to a portrait of Meghan Markle. Beyonce…

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Brits 2019: The 1975 come out on top with two big awards

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 1975’s Matty Healy used his speech to draw attention to misogyny in the music industry The 1975 were the big winners at the Brits, taking home the awards for best British group and album of the year. Singer Matty Healy used his acceptance speech to criticise misogyny in the music industry. Eagle-eyed viewers will have known about the band’s Brit Awards victory in advance, after a TV channel broadcast an advert congratulating them hours before the ceremony started. The band didn’t acknowledge the mix-up…

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Brit Awards 2019: What you need to know

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pink, George Ezra and Dua Lipa among others are set to perform Some of the music’s biggest stars will gather later at London’s O2 Arena for the 39th Brit Awards. Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the way with four nominations each, including nominations for best single. And for only the second time in Brit Awards history, there are more women than men up for the night’s biggest prize, album of the year. Hugh Jackman, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, The 1975 and Sam…

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Oscars 2019: 17 quirky facts about this year’s Academy Awards

Image copyright Getty/PA/Reuters/Picturehouse/Disney We’ve had the Golden Globes, we’ve had the Baftas, but now the film industry is gearing up for its biggest night of the year – the Oscars. The stars are gathering in Los Angeles for the 91st Academy Awards, which take place at the Dolby theatre this Sunday evening. Roma and The Favourite lead the way this year, with 10 nominations each. While Alfonso Cuaron orders a new trophy cabinet, we’ve taken a look at some of the more unusual things we’ve spotted this year. Here are…

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Tennis player Djokovic, gymnast Biles win top Laureus awards

MONACO (Reuters) – World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award on Monday, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize. FILE PHOTO: Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Serbian Djokovic, who 12 months ago had elbow surgery, won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, before lifting this year’s Australian Open crown, to add…

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Laureus World Sports Awards: Simone Biles and Novak Djokovic win top honours

Simone Biles was not present at the ceremony as she is hosting a gymnastics event in Houston Gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Novak Djokovic won the top prizes at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards. American Biles, 21, was named Sportswoman of the Year after winning four gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 2018 World Championships. Serb Djokovic, 31, won the Sportsman of the Year award after claiming victory at both the US Open and Wimbledon. Golfer Tiger Woods won the Comeback award, while tennis player…

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Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Deakins (r), who won his first Oscar for cinematography last year after 14 nominations, criticised the initial decision The organisers of the Oscars have reversed an earlier decision to hand out four awards during ad breaks after facing a major backlash. The presentations for live action short, cinematography, editing and make-up and hair were to be streamed online in an effort to shorten this year’s TV broadcast on 24 February. Dozens of directors, cinematographers and actors had criticised the decision. Organisers said on…

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Baftas 2019: Six things we learned at the film awards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alfonso Cuaron wrote and directed Roma, which won best film The Favourite may have been the favourite, but it was Roma that took the night’s big prize at the Bafta film awards. The black and white, two-and-a-half-hour long subtitled film might not have “box office smash” written all over it – but then again, it wasn’t aiming for the box office. Despite having a limited theatrical release, most will have seen Alfonso Cuaron’s film on Netflix – and its success on Sunday night marks…

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Bafta Film Awards 2019: Highlights from the ceremony

The Favourite dominated the Bafta film awards, picking up seven awards. Among its haul were best actress for Olivia Colman and best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz. Mexican film Roma won best film, while Rami Malek won best actor for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. In pictures: Baftas 2019 red carpet glamour Bafta winner Wright talks about depression Bafta Film Awards 2019: The winners in full Source link

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande win early Grammy awards

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ariana Grande will not be performing at the ceremony Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar have won early Grammy awards as the ceremony gets underway in LA. Grande, who pulled out of a planned performance at the ceremony, received best pop album for Sweetener – her first ever Grammy Award. “This is wild and beautiful,” she tweeted. “Thank you so much.” Gaga won best song written for visual media, for the A Star Is Born track Shallow; and best pop single for the ballad…

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