Christopher Awards announces this year’s winners

By Abigail RichardsThe Christopher Awards, which honors writers, producers, directors and illustrators whose work shows people showing compassion and dignity, recently announced this year's winners.The awards, which will be presented in New York on May 24, will be handed to 22 feature films, TV/Cable programs and books for both adults and children. Some of this year's honorees include "Buck," "The Help," "Of Gods and Men," "War Horse" and "The Way" - which are all honored in...
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Rutgers math professor earns prestigious award

By Tucker HarringtonThe Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters recently announced that Rutgers University professor Endre Szemeredi is the winner of this year's Abel Prize, which is known as the "unofficial Nobel Prize in mathematics," according to The Star-Ledger.The 71-year-old professor came to his discovery in his mid-30s, as he proved the arithmetical progressions of any series of number can be identified in any positive sequence of integers, according to the media ou...
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Sir Patrick Stewart to host annual Peabody Awards on May 21

By Tucker Harrington Sir Patrick Stewart was announced as the host of the 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Awards, which honors excellent work in radio, television, networks, webcasters and producing organizations in the media industry. The awards will take place on May 21 in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.The winners of these awards will be announced during a Webcast on April 4 from the University of Georgia.Stewart will be the first actor to host these recognit...
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Heiner Goebbels to be honored with International Ibsen Award

By Tucker Harrington German director Heiner Goebbels was recently honored with the most prestigious award for theater in the world, Norway's International Ibsen Award, according to Reuters.Goebbels will be presented with his award toward the end of the year, and he will receive a 2.5 million kroner prize, which equal $437,200. Goebbels' work has been showcased in more than 50 countries and has included everything from large productions in an opera house to silent perfor...
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Wales rugby star Dan Lydiate honored with Six Nations’ player of the tournament

By Abigail RichardsWales flanker Dan Lydiate has been named Six Nations Player of the Championship after his impressive performance during the Grand Slam rugby championship, according to the AFP. The finalists were made up of those who earned man-of-the-match honors during the tournament."I am really surprised to be honest. I am genuinely chuffed to bits," Lydiate told the news source. "It tops off an amazing competition for me and for Wales. To be part of such a talented Wa...
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James Beard Foundation announces nominees

By Abigail RichardsThe James Beard Foundation recently announced the nominee of this year's book awards, which is given to the best publication highlighting food along with cookbooks, according to The Los Angeles Times. The awards cover a wide range of honors including Best Restaurant Design or Best Restaurant Graphics. The names of the book nominees in 11 separate categories were recently released along with the remainder of the list. The winners of these awards will be pre...
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Missouri coach Frank Haith wins Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award

By Tucker HarringtonMissouri's basketball coach Frank Haith was recently awarded the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, according to Kansas City Star.This was Haith's first year coaching, leading a team with only seven scholarship players on his roster to a 30-5 record, according to the media outlet."I was very humbled and honored by the recognition," Haith told the news source. "To me … it is a team award. You don’t wi...
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Sean Penn to receive award at Nobel Peace Laureates Summit

By Tucker HarringtonActor and human rights activist Sean Penn will receive 2012 Peace Summit Award during the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago next month. The actor is receiving the honor for his work in Haiti after the earthquake and his continual impact worldwide."It's difficult to properly respond to this while avoiding cliche. But quite deliberately, I'm thrilled to receive this tribute and to represent it to the youth of Haiti, the strong women of Haiti, and of t...
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Ian Somerhalder to be honored with Wyler Award at Genesis Awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe annual Genesis Awards, which is hosted by the Humane Society of the United States, will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this upcoming Saturday, and one of the big award winners of the night is Ian Somerhalder of the TV series "Vampire Diaries," according to The Seattle Post-Intelligencer."Dancing With the Stars" host Carrie Ann Inaba will be the emcee for the awards, which honors those in the media and entertainment industries for raising aware...
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Mac Miller wins biggest honors at the Woodie Awards

By Tucker HarringtonAlternative hip-hop artist Mac Miller took home two trophies at MTV's Woodie Awards, which honors the best emerging artists in the music industry. The show was at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, this past Thursday, according to The Associated Press.Miller not only took over the stage with an amazing performance, but he took home the Woodie of the Year award and the Performing Woodie for best live act, MTV reports."I'...
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