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Sweeping changes coming to the Brit Awards

Sweeping changes coming to the Brit Awards

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The Brit Awards have announced a major revamp for 2020, with fewer awards and an end to fan votes.Organisers promise "more music" as a result, with artists being given full creative control of their performances.Prizes like best British video and best international group have been cut, while the outstanding contribution award has been retired for 2020.Despite press reports earlier this year, gendered awards for best male and best female will remain.The changes come after several years of falling ratings. This year's ceremony, which saw performances from Pink, Dua Lipa and George Ezra, was watched by 4.1m people, down 400,000 from 2018.The decision to scrap some of the awards makes for a more streamlined show, but fans of BTS are ...
5 times awards have been shared

5 times awards have been shared

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For the third time in its 50-year history, the Booker Prize has been shared between two authors.Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo were named joint winners on Monday and will each receive half of the £50,000 prize money.The award was previously shared in 1974 and again in 1992, after which the rules were changed to prevent another tie.Yet this year's judges chose to overrule their own regulations and split the prize between Atwood's The Testaments and Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.Atwood and Evaristo share Booker PrizeHere are five other notable occasions when more than one party ended up being crowned the victor in an arts and entertainment contest.Academy Awards, 1969Ingrid Bergman was as surprised as anyone when she opene
The Prodigy star Keith Flint’s piercing, bed and awards up for auction

The Prodigy star Keith Flint’s piercing, bed and awards up for auction

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Possessions belonging to The Prodigy star Keith Flint, including gold discs, awards, his custom-made bed and a nose piercing, are to be auctioned to settle liabilities following his death.Items on offer will include clothing, jewellery and body jewellery, including his double cone septum nose piercing.The bespoke bed, which he helped design, is supported by steel thorned branches, and is accessed by steps held up by a winged mythical creature. The auction will be held on 7 November.Cambridge-based auction house Cheffins Fine Art said it had not released estimated prices for the items because valuing them was "almost impossible".Cheffins director Martin Millard said: "The...
Brit Awards ‘will review’ male and female categories

Brit Awards ‘will review’ male and female categories

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The Brit Awards say they will review the way they distribute prizes, with one option being the abolition of separate male and female categories.But reports that gendered awards have already been axed are "based on rumour and speculation", organisers said."We can 100% confirm that there will be male and female awards in the UK and international categories in February 2020," they told the BBC.The statement was issued after a story in The Sunday Times at the weekend.The paper said organisers wanted to accommodate non-binary artists - who identify as neither male nor female - and that scrapping gender-specific categories was a likely outcome.The report came a week after pop star Sam Smith asked fans to call them by the pronouns "they...
71st Emmy Awards ceremony to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday

71st Emmy Awards ceremony to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday

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Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony -- honoring excellence in television -- is set to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Like the last Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards won't have a host. Singer-songwriter Halsey will perform a rendition of a classic song for the "In Memoriam" tribute and a galaxy of stars have been tapped to serve as presenters for the Fox broadcast. Among them are Tim Allen, Marisa Tomei, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nick Cannon, James Corden, Jon Hamm, Timothy Hutton, Jharrel Jerome, Ken Jeong, Cherry Jones, Regina King, Luke Kirby, Hugh Laurie, Jane Lynch, Catherine O'Hara, Randall Park, Jimmy Smits, Brittany Snow, Kerry Washington and Bradley Whitford. Also slated to help hand out trophies are Veep cast-mates Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chl...