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Rocks: Drama starring schoolgirls wins British Independent Film Awards

Rocks: Drama starring schoolgirls wins British Independent Film Awards

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Altitude FilmsA film that cast unknown east London schoolgirls in most of its main roles has been honoured with five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.Rocks won best British independent film, and one of its stars, Kosar Ali, 17, was named both best supporting actress and most promising newcomer.Rocks got glowing reviews when it came out last year and is now on Netflix.Its other winners included D'Angelou Osei Kissiedu, who was just seven when he played little brother Emmanuel.He was named best supporting actor, with a seven-decade age gap between him and the winner of the best actor award - Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, who was recognised for playing a man struggling with dementia in The Father.Altitude FilmsTo find the young stars of Rocks, director Sarah Gavron and casting directo...
Robert Irwin: Steve Irwin’s son wins award for bushfire image

Robert Irwin: Steve Irwin’s son wins award for bushfire image

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Robert Irwin/PAA dramatic drone image of a devastating bushfire in Australia, taken by TV environmentalist Steve Irwin's son, has won a major wildlife photo award. A Line of Fire won the Wildlife Photographer of The Year People's Choice Award with 55,486 public votes.Taken near the border of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Queensland, it shows the split between conservation area and charred remains.Robert Irwin, 17, said he was "incredibly excited" to win the award.Getty Images"For me, nature photography is about telling a story to make a difference for the environment and our planet," he said."I feel it is particularly special for this image to be awarded, not only as a profound personal honour but also as a reminder of our effect on the natural world and our responsibility...
Super Bowl 2021: Tom Brady wins seventh title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl 2021: Tom Brady wins seventh title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs

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Tom Brady steered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a comfortable 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to extend his record for Super Bowl wins to seven.In his first season after a glittering 20-year spell with the New England Patriots, the evergreen quarterback helped Tampa Bay become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium.And despite facing Kansas City and their dynamic young quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who came in as favourites, Brady threw three touchdown passes to prevent the Chiefs becoming the first back-to-back NFL champions since Brady and the Patriots in the 2004 season.At 43 years and 188 days, Brady became the oldest player to play in the biggest game in US sport, extending his record for Super Bowl appearances to 10 and joining Peyton Manning as the only quart...
Costa Book of the Year: ‘Utterly original’ Mermaid of Black Conch wins

Costa Book of the Year: ‘Utterly original’ Mermaid of Black Conch wins

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Ian GavanThe Mermaid of Black Conch, a dark love story about a fisherman and a mermaid torn from the sea, has won the Costa Book of the Year award.Trinidadian-born British writer Monique Roffey beat four other contenders with her sixth novel to scoop the £30,000 prize.Judges said the book was "utterly original... and feels like a classic in the making".A "delighted" Roffey said her win was a vote for Caribbean literature."A huge thank you to the judges for exposing my book to a wide readership. I'll be pinching myself for weeks to come," she added.Based on a Taino legend of a beautiful woman transformed into a mermaid, the story is set in the Caribbean village of St Constance.David, a fisherman, unexpectedly attracts the attention of Aycayia, a mermaid who is drawn to his singing. When she...
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson finishing second

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson finishing second

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Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday. The Brit was recognised for his stunning year in motorsport as he won a seventh Formula 1 World Championship – equalling legendary Michael Schumacher’s record – last month. BBC Hamilton appeared via video link to accept the award It was the second time Hamilton has been voted for the SPOTY prize having picked up the award in 2014. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson finished second, while jockey Hollie Doyle came third. More to follow… Ouch The worst injuries suffered at WWE TLC, including R-Truth’s knee and Sane’s concussion a chance AJ Styles: What...