Reese Witherspoon presents Avon Global Communications Awards

By Jonathan BennettActress Reese Witherspoon is the global ambassador and honorary chairman for the Avon Foundation for Women. She and chairman and CEO Andrea Jung recently announced the winners for the Avon Communication Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women.The winners, who were honored for their efforts in attempting to reduce violence against women throughout the world, were chosen by a series of judges. Some of the recipients are Women's Aid for their CU...
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Mobile World Congress announces annual awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe Mobile World Congress, which honors the best in the mobile and tablet industry, announced its annual award winners.There were three dozen awards handed out, which were chosen by a panel of judges amongst 600 entries. The judges were made up of 170 independent analysts, journalists and academics. When it came to the smartphone category, Samsung Galaxy S II beat out Apple's iPhone 4S."A phenomenal success around the world, this has outperformed...
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Anita Borg Women of Vision Award winners announced

By Tucker HarringtonThe winners of the Anita Borg Women of Vision Awards, which are given to women who have excelled in the technology field, were recently announced. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology hosts the annual awards, and presents the women with their honors at the annual banquet in Santa Clara, California, on May 10.The awards are presented to women if they have made an impact in three different areas in technology including innovation, leadership and...
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PR Newswire honors National Drowning Prevention Alliance

By Tucker HarringtonThe National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) was recently awarded with a national recognition for its public education program. The NDPA was honored by the PR Newswire's Earnies Awards, which is given to companies that show innovation through social media, in the "Best Outcome Based on Listening Monitoring and Measurement" category."The NDPA is able to carry out a wide variety of ongoing public education programs through the combine...
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Picking out an award? The benefits of crystal

By Abigail RichardsPicking an award for a person, company or group of people can be a little harder than many might think. Awards and trophies serve as a token of appreciation that many will value for years to come. So, it is important the person who is recognizing another, does not choose without any consideration.Those who are picking a trophy may want to look into crystal awards, as these are made of the finest optical crystal and come out quite beautifully.Crystal awards ...
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Meryl Streep snags third Oscar, Octavia Spencer earns her first

By Jonathan BennettMeryl Streep and Octavia Spencer were the big female winners last night at the Academy Awards, as they won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.Streep was honored for her role as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." She snagged her third Oscar and 17th nomination with the role. Even though she has been up there before, her acceptance speech was complete with heartfelt segments and a few jokes."I look out here and I see my l...
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“The Artist,” “Hugo” the big winners of the Oscars

By Abigail RichardsThe silent black and white Hollywood flick, "The Artist," truly stood out during the 84th annual Academy Awards, as it garnered recognition awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Director. The film was the first silent film to win the biggest award of the night since the first Academy Awards in 1929, when "Wings" took the prize. Jean Dujardin took him the lead actor award. Dujardin, who is from France, mixed ...
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Best highlights from the Oscars

By Tucker HarringtonThere were may high points and a few low points during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday night, and a couple are worth mentioning. According to The Province, it is no doubt that the best acceptance speech may have gone to Christopher Plummer, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "The Beginners."Plummer, who is the oldest to win the award at 82 years old, started off his speech saying to his statue, "You’re only two years older...
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Michelle Williams receives Oscar Wilde Award

By Abigail RichardsMichelle Williams has received a great deal of critical acclaim for her role as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn," and she can now add another award to the list. The actress was named an honorary Irishwoman and won an Oscar Wilde award, according to BBC News."I could tell you how playing Marilyn Monroe was the greatest gift of my professional career, but what I would rather do is leave you with a little poem," Williams said during...
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Natalie Portman may have broken ‘Best Actress Curse’

By Tucker HarringtonAs the Academy Awards creep closer, many have their favorites picked for who will win what award. However, the Best Actress trophy comes with a disclaimer, one that many consider to be the "Best Actress Curse." The curse involves the actresses having failed marriages soon after they receive the award, according to ABC News.Relationship expert Shannon Fox told the news source that there are many reasons why celebrity couples break up, and she beli...
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