The Academy Award nominations are announced

By Tucker HarringtonThe moment everyone in Hollywood has been waiting for happened this morning with the release of the Academy Award nominations. Speculation as to what performances would be recognized has been circulating for months, only to get kicked into high gear these past few weeks due to the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards.Javier Barden, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth and James Franco are all vying for the coveted Best Actor award. Annette Bening...
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“Eclipse” ties for most Razzie nominations

By Abigail RichardsWhile Hollywood gears up for the release of the Academy Award nominations, a different kind of honor was just announced for some of this year's major movies. The Razzie Awards, which recognize the worst movies and acting of the year and is a considered a spoof of the Oscars, announced their picks for this year's worst performances.Some of the biggest movies of the year will now find themselves competing for the Golden Raspberry, which may have some fans co...
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“The King’s Speech” may have a shot at Oscar gold for Best Picture

By Tucker HarringtonAs several of this year's films gear up for the big Oscar nominations reveal, it could be anyone's guess for who will take home the top prize for Best Film.While "The Social Network" has been cleaning up Best Picture recognition awards at a number of different ceremonies, including the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards, "The King's Speech" threw everyone a curveball at this past weekend's Producers Guild Awards.Although Colin Firth has won nume...
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Leno to receive the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award

By Tucker HarringtonFunnyman Jay Leno may have been the butt of controversy due to the NBC late night shuffle fiasco last year, but Harvard University is choosing to honor the comedian as its Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.According to the Associated Press, Leno was recognized because he has "entertained millions of people over his long and accomplished career in comedy."Leno will receive the recognition award on February 4th along with Julianne Moore, who was named the Woman...
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Florida high school football team receives crystal award from ESPN

By Tucker HarringtonThe St. Thomas Aquinas football team not only had a perfect season with a 15-0 record, but they also won their sixth state championship, which earned them a crystal award from none other than ESPN.The Florida high school team now has a share of the national title, tying with South Panola High in Mississippi, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The team was excited to receive such an honor from ESPN, as it's considered to be one of the biggest sou...
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Drew Brees given the 2011 Bart Starr Award

By Abigail RichardsAlthough he was given the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) award last season, Drew Brees' team the New Orleans Saints did not make it past the playoffs this year. However, he still received a recognition award for his leadership throughout the season.Brees was the recipient of the 2011 Bart Starr Award, which is given to a player selected by their peers who demonstrated strong character and leadership both in their communities and on the field, accord...
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Custom Football Trophies for the Lingerie Football League

For Immediate Release FineAwards.com is proud to announce it is the official trophy sponsor of the Lingerie Football League (LFL). As the trophy sponsor, FineAwards.com will manufacture custom football trophies and sponsor all of the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards as well as the Championship trophy. The LFL – often called "true fantasy football" – features female competitors from various cities dressed in lingerie while they play football. Chairman Mitch...
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MTV plans to launch recognition award show that is completely online

By Tucker HarringtonAs the technology sector continues to integrate itself further into society, MTV is planning to hand out recognition awards in an unconventional way.In either April or May of this year, the music channel will hold a multiplatform award show that will single out digital music, according to the Boston Globe. However, details are still unclear as to the exact nature of what the show will be, but one thing for sure is that the ceremony will be completely onli...
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Chizik receives Bear Bryant Award after perfect season

By Jonathan BennettGene Chizik, the coach for Auburn University, was given the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award after he helped his team win the national championship.The Tigers had a perfect 14-0 season this year, and won its first national title since 1957, according to the Associated Press. However, when accepting the recognition award, Chizik noted that the record hadn't had time to sink in yet."You work so hard and you're so demanding on yourself, it's...
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A history of the BAFTA Awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards are considered the UK's version of the Oscars. However, while they have separate categories for strictly British films, it frequently features American films in many categories.Even though American films seem to dominate the majority of categories, all countries are eligible for any group except Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut, Short Film and Short Animation, all of which are speci...
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