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AND THE OSCARS GO TO…?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for the Academy Awards, the crown jewel of the Hollywood awards season. With eight nominations in the most prestigious of categories, “Inglourious Basterds” are front running as the favorites, alongside “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker”. Here is the complete list of the “Basterds’ “ nominations:
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Directing
Best Achievement in Editing
Best Achievement in Sound
Michael Minkler / Tony Lamberti / Mark Ulano
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
The pompous ceremony will traditionally take place and stream live on Sunday, March 7th, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and it will be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
We keep our fingers crossed.
At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Beyonce Knowles took home 6 Grammy golds, breaking the record for a female artist, just weeks after being named Woman of the Year by Billboard. If this decade is anything like its beginning, it is safe to say that we will see total domination from this veritable diva.
Beyonce won in the following categories:
- Six #1 international Hit Singles on multiple charts
- #1 Billboard 200 album, "I am... Sasha Fierce"
- #1 Billboard R&B / Hip Hop album
- Most Hot 100 Singles of the Decade by a Female
- Most Cumulative Weeks at #1 of the Decade, 36 weeks
- Top Grossing Tour of 2009, "I Am..."
- Top Music Award Winning Artist of 2009
- Top Music Video Award Winner of 2009
- #1 Record-Breaking Box Office Film, "Obsessed"
- Top Female Artist of the Decade
- Hot 100 Airplay Artist of the Decade
- Top Overall R&B / Hip Hop Artist
- Top Female R&B / Hip Hop Artist
- Top R&B / Hip Hop Album
- Top R&B / Hip Hop Song Artist
- Top Mainstream R&B Artist
- Top Hot Dance Club Artist
Source: Billboard, December 19, 2009)
The conclusion: our internal office debate player Jay-Z or Beyonce, is being seriously shaken. :)
DOES HER DAY REALLY LAST 24 HOURS?
As a run up to the premiere of the 9th season of “American idol” (which aired on January 12, 2010, on Fox), the music trade newspaper Billboard interviewed Kara Dioguardi, who is in her sophomore year as an “American Idol” judge.
Kara has been putting in long hours lately as, along with her gig at the “Idol,” she is a record producer, A&R Executive at Warner Bros. Records and a songwriter for a vast palette of pop-superstars, which made her one of the most prominent figures in American pop music.
Her songwriting catalogue consists of several hundred songs, of which about 170 have appeared on multi-platinum selling albums and on over 120 album releases.
Kara has worked with over 50 worldwide famous artists, and IDM Music has the distinction of repping many of the top acts in our territories: Kelly Klarkson, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Pink, Cobra Starship and Gwen Stefani are all controlled in the region by IDM Music.
This Latin Grammy Award-nominated songwriter has also had her songs featured in major motion pictures, television shows and radio spots, as well as national and international commercial campaigns.
Inglourious Basterds Keep Rolling
At the 16th Annual SAG Awards presented at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, “Inglourious Basterds” was honored with two “Actors”. Cristoph Waltz won the Motion Picture Supporting Actor, while the collective cast of the picture received the Motion Picture Ensemble Cast award.
Since its inaugural award show in 1995, SAG Awards became one of the major events of the Hollywood awards season. Nominees are selected by 4,200 randomly selected members of the Screen Actors Guild, and the winners are chosen by the entire membership of what is the largest union in the Industry.
WISH UPON A STAR
After winning multiple Grammies and being honored by many halls of fame (such as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), a great musical legend Roy Orbison will finally be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 22 years after his death, Orbison will receive a star at the unveiling ceremony on January 29, to be attended by his wife Barbara and their sons Roy Jr. and Alex. Orbison was one of the pioneers of Rock and Roll which he influenced in countless ways during his career spanning four decades, often departing from the norms of the genre and thus creating a new expression and sound.
About The Hollywood Walk of Fame:
With its lengthy tradition of installation of stone block stars representing the globally famous and important people of motion pictures, television, radio, live theatre and recording (collectively known as “The Industry”), The Hollywood Walk of Fame became one of the most popular tourist spots in the United States and one of the primary associations with Hollywood. The sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood now feature 2393 stars bearing the names of both human celebrities and fictional characters awarded by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.