Satellite Awards sees some surprises

By: Jonathan Bennett The 17th annual Satellite Awards took place on December 16 and the event had some surprising wins. Entertainment Weekly reports drama "Silver Linings Playbook" took home the top awards of the night, beating out blockbusters like "Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi." Aside from taking home the award for Motion Picture of the Year, the stars of the film also earned praise. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture title for her work in the fi...
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Golden Globe nominees are here

By: Tucker HarringtonAward season is now inching closer, as this year's Golden Globe nominations were recently released. People Magazine reports the nominees were announced on December 13 by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba.The Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical could go to "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" or "Silver Lining Playbook." Best Motion Picture, Drama pegs "Argo" against "Django Unchained,...
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‘Lincoln’ honored with most Critics’ Choice Award nominations ever

By: Tucker Harrington"Lincoln," directed by Steven Spielberg, has had an impressive run in theaters after grossing more than $97,922,871 since opening on December 16 nationwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Now, the film is garnering even more praise by way of 13 Critics Choice Movie Award nominations, the most nods for a single film to date.The film is up for prestigious recognition awards in categories like Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), Best Supporting Acto...
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Michigan City woman wins statewide green award

By: Tucker HarringtonDeborah Chubb of Michigan City, Indiana, was recently honored for her environmental efforts. The NWI Times reports Chubb received the Environmentalist of the Year Award from the Hoosier Environmental Council during the Council's fifth annual Greening the Statehouse Forum on December 1.Chubb was given one of these green awards thanks to her years of commitment to helping improve Indiana's carbon footprint. She is on numerous environmental committees, incl...
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Billy Connolly honored with prestigious BAFTA award

By: Abigail RichardsThe talented Billy Connolly, also known as Big Yin, was recently honored with one of the most prestigious awards given out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The Scottish comedian, musician and actor was given the Outstanding Contribution Award for his more than six decades in the entertainment business, Movies News Desk reports.Connolly's talents were recently talked up during a public event in Glasgow called "BAFTA: A Life in Pi...
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Freshman Johnny Manziel wins Heisman Trophy

By: Tucker HarringtonTexas A&M's freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel was recently honored with one of the top awards a college football player can receive. Manziel was given the Heisman Trophy for his work in leading his team to victory game after game, according to The Bleacher Report.He was able to beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, both seniors, for the prize, something Manziel doesn't take lightly"I didn't believe it,...
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Disney World gets revamped

By: Jonathan BennettWalt Disney World has been dubbed the happiest place on earth and enthusiasts like this year's winning Super Bowl team will have plenty to get excited about. NFL teams may be trying even harder to win one of the ultimate recognition awards on February 3, in order to say those famous words, "We're going to DisneyWorld!" because there are a few new attractions inside Fanyasyland, the Disney official website reports.The attraction is part of the Magic Kingdo...
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Grammy nominations announced

By: Tucker HarringtonThe nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards were announced on December 5 during a special concert in Nashville. People Magazine reports some major acts didn't make the cut, while others are up for multiple recognition awards.Some of the top contenders include Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West, as all of these acts received six nods. Other entertainers in the running include Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Gotye. ...
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Taylor Swift honored by Kennedys

By: Abigail RichardsTaylor Swift may never, ever be getting back together with ex Connor Kennedy, but that doesn't mean his family doesn't like her. In fact, the young pop star and country crooner was recently given an award by Connor's father, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Fox News reports.Swift was honored by The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights with the Ripple of Hope Award on December 3. The singer was present during the awards ceremony held in New York Cit...
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Heisman Trophy could go to a freshman

By: Jonathan Bennett The Heisman Trophy is among the most prestigious recognition awards football players at the college level can get. The majority of past recipients go on to have successful careers in the NFL. Bloomberg Businessweek reports the wait for this year's winner is almost over, and many are excited to see if a freshman could take home the honors for the first time in its history.Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could be the first freshman to take home th...
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