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Chadwick Boseman triumphs in diverse night for SAG awards

Chadwick Boseman triumphs in diverse night for SAG awards

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ReutersIt was a big night for diversity at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, with actors from ethnic minorities winning all four individual film categories for the first time.The 27th SAG Awards were held on Sunday as a virtual event.Viola Davis, Youn Yuh-jung, Daniel Kaluuya and the late Chadwick Boseman all triumphed in their categories.Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 won best ensemble cast in a motion picture, making history for Netflix. The ensemble prize is seen as the top honour at the SAG Awards, in the absence of a best picture category.The Trial of The Chicago 7 retells the story of the notorious courtroom drama involving a largely unrelated assortment of political activists who were accused of inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.The...
Eddie Murphy ‘very moved’ by Hall of Fame honour at NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy ‘very moved’ by Hall of Fame honour at NAACP Image Awards

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Eddie Murphy has said he is "very moved" to have been inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, at the organisation's show in honour of works by entertainers and athletes of colour.The actor and comedian, 59, was presented the award by his long-time friend and Coming 2 America co-star Arsenio Hall. Murphy said: "I've been making movies for 40 years now... 40 years. This is the perfect thing to commemorate that and be brought into the hall of fame."Thank you very much. I'm very moved."The hall of fame induction is bestowed on an individual who is viewed as a pioneer in their respective field and whose influence has shaped the "profession for generations to come". ...
Bafta Games Awards 2021: Hades takes Best Game

Bafta Games Awards 2021: Hades takes Best Game

Technology
Supergiant GamesHades has won Best Game at the 2021 Bafta Games Awards.The Ancient Greek-themed action adventure was the big winner of the night, taking away five awards in total.The title, made for PC and Nintendo Switch, has been commended by critics for its unique art style and distinctive gameplay.Fans voted voted The Last of Us Part 2 as the EE Game of the Year.Sackboy: A Big Adventure took the British Game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons won in the Multiplayer category and the Game Design award went to Hades.It was the second time the awards ceremony was held online due to lockdown.Love video games? Listen to Press X To Continue on BBC SoundsCompleting Hades in the middle of a pandemic had its challenges but it's something Greg Kasavin, creative director at Supergiant Games, will neve...
Emerald Fennell and Sacha Baron Cohen win at Writers Guild Awards

Emerald Fennell and Sacha Baron Cohen win at Writers Guild Awards

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Britons Emerald Fennell and Sacha Baron Cohen were among the winners at the Writers Guild Awards, in a major boost to their Oscars hopes.Fennell walked away with the prize for best original screenplay for her film, Promising Young Woman - her directorial debut. She won over the likes of Aaron Sorkin, who wrote The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Will Berson and Shaka King, who wrote Judas and the Black Messiah - all of which are in the running for the best picture gong at next month's Oscars. Image: Fennell (C) has been given an Oscar nomination for her film Promising Young Woman. Pic: Merie Weismiller Wallace/Focus Features via AP She accepted the award from the UK, saying in a video message that the win was an "incredible, unbelievable,...
Brit Awards change rules thanks to pop star Rina Sawayama

Brit Awards change rules thanks to pop star Rina Sawayama

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Getty ImagesA pop star who was told she was "not British enough" to enter The Brits and the Mercury Prize has won a reversal in the awards' eligibility rules.Rina Sawayama was told she could not compete for the prizes last year, because she was not a British citizen.The singer, who has lived in the UK for 26 years, has now won the right to compete, after meeting award bosses.Under new rules, artists who have been resident in the UK for more than five years qualify for the main prizes.Sawayama holds indefinite leave to remain in the UK, but retains a Japanese passport to maintain ties with her family, including her father, who live in her country of birth.As Japan does not allow dual citizenship, she cannot have a British passport. That led to her critically-acclaimed debut album, also call...