Online Film Critics Society announces nominations

By Jonathan BennettWhile award season is starting to get underway with recent announcements for the Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations, there are other outlets that are looking to recognize some of the top films of the year that may not get as much buzz as the red carpet events.Hollywood's Online Film Critics Society announced their nominations for what they believe to be the best pictures and performances of the year, according to UPI.com. Many may not be surprised ...
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Friendly Software receives President Award

By Tucker HarringtonServicing clients is important in the business world, as it can lead the business to receive high recognition for its extra efforts. As a result of companies working to reach out to their clients, some are presented with awards and trophies from various organizations to show that their work does not go unnoticed by others.Les Kule of Friendly Software Incorporated recently accepted the President's Award during the AccountMate Software Corporation'...
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Worst advertisements of 2010 announced

By Abigail RichardsWhile many marketers are often recognized for their ability to push their products to the masses, sometimes those who experience setbacks are given recognition awards as a way to make light of the situation.The second annual Tracy Awards were recently held in order to recognize "the worst-of-the-worst" advertisements over the past year. With nominations open from September to mid-November, there was plenty of time for the public to comment over wh...
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Aid worker nominated posthumously for humanitarian award

By Tucker HarringtonSometimes, individuals who demonstrate true acts of heroism are given recognition awards for their courage and determination to do what is right.Linda Norgrove, who was an aid worker killed during a U.S. rescue attempt in Afghanistan, was recently nominated posthumously for the 2011 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award, which would recognize her for her efforts in Afghanistan, as well as other accomplishments, according to the Guardian.Since her death following...
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Michael Douglas will receive Icon Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival

By Abigail RichardsActor Michael Douglas is well known in the Hollywood community, as one of the members of the Douglas dynasty. In the beginning of the new year, Douglas will be given a recognition award for his extensive career in the film industry.Douglas will be the recipient of the Icon Award during the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, according to USA Today. Douglas, who also received a Golden Globe nomination recently for his reprisal of the charac...
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A background to the SAG Awards

By Abigail RichardsEach year, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) presents recognition awards to actors and actresses who have demonstrated extraordinary work in their performances over the past year.The Screen Actors Guild Awards are represented by a statue of a fearless figure who is holding the comedy and drama masks in his hands. Made of solid bronze, many people may not realize how heavy the statue actually is. In fact, it weighs approximately 12 pounds.Presented since 1995, t...
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The history of the Critics’ Choice Awards

By Tucker HarringtonEach year, a number of movies generate buzz that has all of Hollywood talking. However, before the awards and trophies come, films need to receive the approval of both fans and the critics. As a result, critics - who are often considered experts in the cinematic field - give their input on the best movies of the year through their own award show.The Critics' Choice Awards, otherwise known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, are voted on ...
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United Way hands out recognition awards for fundraising efforts

By Tucker HarringtonFundraising is an important part of culture, as individuals work to help raise money for those who are less fortunate. While this is seen as a selfless act, some individuals or organizations that go above and beyond in their efforts are sometimes presented with recognition awards as a way to show gratitude for working to raise funds.The United Way of the Southern Tier recently held its annual Campaign Celebration, according to the Star Gazette. The award c...
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Johnson wins fourth Driver of the Year award

By Jonathan BennettNASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the U.S., with a large and growing fan base. However, fan favorites are often recognized with awards and trophies for not only their performance on the track, but also their approachability.Jimmie Johnson recently won his fifth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, which is unprecedented in the NASCAR world, according to ESPN. Soon after he collected the prize, Johnson received his fourth Driver of the Year award.A...
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US Soccer Federation honors Donovan, Wambach

By Abigail RichardsThe U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that Landon Donovan and Abby Wambach will be taking home the Athletes of the Year award, given each year to the best male and female American player in the world.Donovan was a key figure in the U.S.' World Cup campaign this year, scoring three times for the team, including hammering home the dramatic stoppage time winner against Algeria to send the U.S. to the knockout round. With the win, Donovan has become the...
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