Michel Hazanavicius wins director of the year at DGAs

By Tucker HarringtonMichel Hazanvicius, the director of "The Artist," came away with the biggest award of the night during the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards, which honors the best in film and television, at the Grand Ballroom in Hollywood on Saturday. Hazanvicius earned Outstanding Director of the Year for the silent film.Hazanavicius beat out Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris," David Fincher for "The Dragon Tattoo," Alexander Pa...
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Aveda and Green America announce winners for annual award

By Abigail RichardsAveda and Green America have recently announced the winner, runner up and finalist of the 2012 Aveda Environmental Award for Magazines, which is given to the leaders in sustainable magazine publishing.This year's winner went to Dirt Rag, a mountain biking magazine. The runner up was Greenability, a Kansas City green living magazine, and the finalist was GRIT, a rural lifestyle publication."True to our mission to care for the world we live in, Aved...
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“The Help” was the big winner during the Screen Actors Guild Awards

By Abigail Richards"The Help" took all of the biggest honors during the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles this past Sunday night, according to CNN.The movie received the Best Cast Ensemble recognition - the big one of the night. Octavia Spencer also took home the Best Supporting Actress award, making her the clear favorite for the Oscar."These women represent our mothers and grandmothers," Spencer said during her acceptance speech, referring to the...
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Mary Tyler Moore honored at SAG Awards

By Tucker HarringtonMary Tyler Moore was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Sunday night. Dick Van Dyke presented her with the award, according to The Associated Press.Moore was honored for her 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and her turn as Van Dyke's wife in the 1960s sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show."During her acceptance speech, Moore discussed how there almost wasn't...
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Academy of Country Music Awards announces nominees

By Abigail RichardsKenny Chesney is no stranger to the Academy of Country Music Awards, and this year is no different. The country star snagged nine nominations during the academy's announcement Thursday, including Song of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.Chesney was not the only artist to receive multiple nominations. Jason Aldean received six nods, Lady Antebellum scored five and Brad Paisley got four. Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Grace Potter and the Eli Young Band a...
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Benefits of custom awards

By Tucker HarringtonThere are a number of reasons why an employer would want to set up an award ceremony for their employees. They could be recognizing someone for the hard work they put into a recent venture or all of their projects in the past year.Another unique idea is to honor a great boss who is retiring with glass awards. This way, the retiree will have always have a symbol of how much his employees valued his leadership well into his golden years.Regardless of the rea...
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Kerry Washington, Octavia Spencer to be honored by Essence

By Abigail RichardsEssence magazine has recently announced the honorees of the 5th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on February 23, according to Entertainment Weekly.The glass awards will go to "The Help's" Octavia Spencer with the Breakthrough Award and Pam Grier, better known as "Foxy Brown," with the Legend Award. In addition, Shonda Rimes, creator of "Grey's Anatomy" will be honored with the Visionary Award. Kerry Washington...
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Good Food Awards announces winner, Patric Chocolate

By Tucker HarringtonThe Good Food Awards held its annual award ceremony in San Francisco on January 13, and they announced that Patric Chocolate was one of the winners, as it represents American craft chocolate at its best."The energy at the ceremony and marketplace this year clearly reached a fevered pitch, with some people treating us almost like food celebrities. It is exciting and mind blowing that we can have such a positive impact on so many people through the comm...
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Lafayette Education Foundation announces finalists for teacher awards

By Jonathan BennettThe Lafayette Education Foundation recently announced the finalists for the 14th annual Teachers Awards in Lafayette, Louisiana, according to the Daily Advertiser.There are four different categories in which teachers will be honored - elementary, middle, high school and an "inspirational" section. Those who are nominated for the high school category include Kaydra Ellis, Lisette Henderson, Kathy Koch and Courtney Vincent, according to the media ou...
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Independent Media Productions honored with Telly Award

By Abigail RichardsIt was recently announced that Independent Media Productions, an Austin video production company, was honored with a Telly Award for its work on "Dark Energy: Speeding Up the Universe." These awards are prestigious, as they honor the most outstanding video and film productions.Dark energy is not the easiest topic to discuss, but the media center collaborated with the Texas Cosmology Center and StarDate to develop a script that would not only appea...
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