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Bafta TV Awards 2020: Ten things we learned at the virtual ceremony

Bafta TV Awards 2020: Ten things we learned at the virtual ceremony

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Media playback is unsupported on your device It was "showbusiness as usual" at this year's Bafta TV Awards, despite the dramatically pared-down ceremony. There was no red carpet or live audience on Friday evening, and winners dialled in remotely to accept their prizes. "Tonight, we reward various people while keeping the kind of distance from them that I've dreamed of my entire life," joked host Richard Ayoade."It is sad it has taken a pandemic to enforce the most basic parameters of personal space."Chernobyl and Stath Lets Flats were among the big winners of the night, and Glenda Jackson won her first TV Bafta at the age of 84.Here are some ceremony highlights alongside a few things we learned in the winners' Zoom room. ...
Liverpool Premier League trophy lift: Special ceremony to mark first league title for 30 years

Liverpool Premier League trophy lift: Special ceremony to mark first league title for 30 years

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifted the Premier League trophy on the Kop at an empty Anfield to mark the club's first top-flight triumph for 30 years.Henderson received the trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was manager when Liverpool last won it in 1990, during a spectacular ceremony after the champions beat Chelsea 5-3 on Wednesday.Liverpool were confirmed as champions of England on 25 June with seven games to spare when nearest rivals Manchester City lost at Chelsea, but they had to wait until their final home game of the season to be presented with the trophy. There were no supporters in their 53,000-capacity Anfield home after the Premier League season resumed on 17 Ju...
Oscars 2021 ceremony postponed for two months

Oscars 2021 ceremony postponed for two months

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Next year's Oscars ceremony has been pushed back by two months, the latest big celebrity event to have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.The Academy Awards were due to take place on 28 February next year but have now been put back until 25 April.Organisers have also agreed to extend the eligibility window beyond 31 December 2020 to the end of February.Next year's British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) have been pushed back to 11 April, keeping in line with the Oscars. The pandemic has already halted work on a number of films which were due to be released by the end of the year.The Oscars has only been delayed three times before - due to LA flooding in 1938; after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr in 1968; and fo...
West Point prepares for June 13 graduation ceremony

West Point prepares for June 13 graduation ceremony

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May 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Military Academy announced plans Friday to ensure the safety of cadets at their June 13 graduation ceremony. The cancellation of the remainder of the semester was announced March 19, when cadets were ordered to return home instead of the West Point, N.Y., college and officer training school. They have not been back since. President Donald Trump has indicated he plans to attend the ceremony. There has been criticism over the demand that West Point's 1,000-member Class of 2020 return, citing travel complications relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity of many returning cadets passing through viral hot spot New York City and the possibility that a large gathering of future Army officers could promote transfer of the virus. The Army said that, at the bare m...
Baseball Hall of Fame postpones 2020 induction ceremony until next year

Baseball Hall of Fame postpones 2020 induction ceremony until next year

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April 29 (UPI) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that it has canceled this year's induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Induction Weekend is a celebration of our national pastime and its greatest legends, and while we are disappointed to cancel this incredibly special event, the board of directors' overriding concern is the health and well-being of our new inductees, our Hall of Fame members, our wonderful fans and the hundreds of staff it takes to present the weekend's events in all of its many facets," Jane Forbes Clark, chairperson for the Hall, said in a statement. "In heeding the advice of government officials as well as federal, state and local medical and scientific experts, we chose to act with extraordinary caution in making this decision." This...