Awards

  • Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards? 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: 'You Belong With Me' singer Taylor Swift is reportedly set to perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. Swift is preparing to give an 'explosive' performance at the awards on August 24 in LA, reported E! Online. "It's not a collaboration with another singer," a source said. Swift...
  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award 3 days ago

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards July 23, 2014

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11-member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • Lindsay Lohan wins 'biggest comeback' award July 19, 2014

    Rome: Actress Lindsay Lohan has won the award for the biggest comeback at the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival in Italy. On the big screen, she was last seen in "The Canyons". The award is said to be a step in the right direction for Lohan and she wants to bring...
  • Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations July 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce has received eight nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs, including a nod for Video of the Year for 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea secured seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three nods. Azalea's 'Fancy'...
  • 'The World Before Her' director elated with Emmy nod July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Nisha Pahuja, whose acclaimed documentary 'The World Before Her', has been nominated for the Emmy awards after creating ripples internationally, hopes the honour will help strengthen the documentary community in India. The award-winning film, which was presented by Anurag Kashyap, has nabbed an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Coverage of...
  • Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations July 11, 2014

    (Reuters) - A veteran actress says it is the "delicious" scripts and unvarnished realism of the female prison inmates that draw viewers to "Orange is the New Black," while the creator of "House of Cards" credits a ruthless yet vulnerable power couple for the thriller's success. The unconventional approach to TV...
  • Academy sues Oscar winner's heirs for auctioning award July 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: A Oscar statuette awarded in 1942 is at the center of a new lawsuit against the heirs of late Oscar-winner Joseph Wright and the auction house which allegedly sold his award. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts...
  • Indian eatery 'Gymkhana' in London's Mayfair gets UK's National Restaurant of the Year award July 2, 2014

    An Indian eatery in the UK has become the first restaurant to bag the country's National Restaurant of the Year award, a sign that curry houses are now being taken seriously for their gastronomic excellence. Beating even the traditional "fine dining" restaurants such as The Clove Club and The Ledbury, which came...
  • Lionel Richie gets Lifetime Achievement award June 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Lionel Richie bagged the Lifetime Achievement award at the BET Awards. Pharrell Williams introduced the tribute to Richie, which included clips of the singer's career. Afterward, John Legend sang a medley of Richie's 'Hello' and 'Still', reported Billboard magazine. Then R&B singer Richie, 67, performed 'Brick House', 'The...
  • Minaj at BET Awards: I was recently near death June 30, 2014

    Nicki Minaj told the crowd at the BET Awards that she was close to death recently - an experience that has helped her be herself. The rapper rambled onstage when accepting her fifth consecutive win for best female hip-hop artist, where she thanked Lil Wayne for his support, talked about writing...
  • Photos: These 25 award-winning photographs from the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards are absolutely stunning! June 26, 2014

    The iPhone Photography Awards recently declared the winners of the 7th annual contest this year. There were seventeen different categories this year including Animals, Architecture, Lifestyle, Nature, Seasons, Children and much more. The winning entries for this year's contest came from seventeen countries. There were three winners for the Photographer...
  • Indian-origin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indian-origin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature 'The Enemy Within'. Manpreet works as an executive...
  • Tony-winning play 'All the Way' breaks Broadway sales record June 24, 2014

    Reuters: "All the Way," the Tony Award-winning drama starring Bryan Cranston as U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, broke a box office record when it grossed over $1.4 million in a week, more than any new straight play in Broadway history, producers said on Monday. The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan...
  • Indian government's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award June 24, 2014

    United Nations: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award. 'Mobile Seva', a nationwide initiative conceptualized, funded and implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology...
  • 'Jersey Boys' director Eastwood puts high value on cast, script June 19, 2014

    Reuters: Director Clint Eastwood saw three versions of the Tony Award winning musical before casting the film adaptation of "Jersey Boys," which charts the rise of 1960s pop-vocal group The Four Seasons from the mean streets of New Jersey to the top of the charts. With hit songs like "Sherry," "Rag...
  • Southern edition of Filmfare awards to take place July 12 June 19, 2014

    Chennai: The 61st Idea Filmfare awards, south edition, will take place here July 12 in the presence of luminaries from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam industries. To be held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, the event will celebrate and honour the best talent...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi conferred Russia's highest civilian award June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was on Wednesday conferred Russia's highest civilian award for foreign nationals, "Order of Friendship", for his championing role in fostering ties between the two countries. Joshi was bestowed the award by visiting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin at a function at the Russian embassy...
  • Watch: Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2014 June 15, 2014

    Pramerica spirit of community awards seeks to identify and recognize school children who are doing social service in their free time and making meaningful contributions. ...
  • Watch: CEAT International Cricket Awards 2014 June 14, 2014

    The 19th edition of CEAT International Cricket Awards. ...
  • Indian community paper in US wins ethnic media award June 12, 2014

    New York: The South Asian Times, a leading newspaper for the Indian community in the US, has bagged an Ippies award given to the ethnic and community press for "Best Investigative/In Depth Story". The Ippies Awards are given by the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism. Jinal Shah...
  • Indian-origin woman awarded for contribution to education June 11, 2014

    New York: An Indian-origin woman in the US has been conferred an Indian diaspora organisation's 2014 Service Award. Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the 2014 Service Award of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America,...
  • Yahoo India bags prestigious RedInk award in Journalism June 11, 2014

    Yahoo India has announced that it has won three RedInk Awards for original features. RedInk is one of the largest, independent journalism awards in India. The competition includes all major news media - news papers, websites and television/cable channels. This year, Yahoo India was the only online media company to...
  • 'Filmistaan' continues to be 'rock steady' June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nitin Kakkar's National Award winning film "Filmistaan" has managed to generate better business on the fourth day since its release than it did on its opening day. The film, which released June 6, minted almost Rs.55 lakh Monday. "Filmistaan" that explores India-Pakistan relationship with comic elements had collected Rs.51 lakh...
  • Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald early Tony Award winners June 9, 2014

    Reuters: Bryan Cranston captured the prize for best actor in a play on Sunday at the 68th annual Tony Awards, Broadway's top honors, and actress Audra McDonald made history, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." With her best actress award, McDonald became...
  • Young filmmakers honored at Student Academy Awards June 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fifteen student filmmakers from around the world were honored with Academy Awards on Saturday night in a preview of the showbiz excitement that likely awaits them in the years ahead. Previous winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won eight statuettes. The 41st annual Student...
  • The Tony Awards will be a knockout -- literally June 8, 2014

    New York: The competition at the Tony Awards is fierce every year, but this time promises to be positively brutal: A fight will actually break out onstage. Sunday's telecast will feature the usual black ties, soaring songs and gentle jokes - and an eye-popping boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo...