There are not a lot of people who are willing to throw all their things in a car and drive across the country to Cleveland for no money, but I had nothing to lose. I had nothing to keep me anywhere. I thought the whole point of being 18 or 19 years old was to throw your stuff in the back of the car and go somewhere.
University of Edinburgh awards Mugabe the Honorary Degree of Doctoris Honoris Causa for services to education in Africa.
Honoured not only for his extraordinary intellectual discipline and energy but for those qualities of statesmanship which made him one of the great figures of modern Africa.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awards Cosby the Spingarn Medal for outstanding achievement. The award was instituted in 1914 by J.E. Spingarn honoring African Americans for high achievement.
Jackson wins the American Music Award for Award of Appreciation and Song of the Year.
University of Massachusetts awards Robert Mugabe an honorary law degree. for his “exemplary devotion to social justice. University president:
[Mugabe’s] gentle firmness in the face of anger and intellectual approach to matters which inflame the emotions of others, are hallmarks of quiet integrity.
Jackson wins the American Music Award for Favorite Single (Soul/R&B).
For his role in Big, Hanks wins the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) award at the 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Jackson wins the American Music Award for Special Achievement Award.
Thank you very much…first I’d like to thank God who makes all things possible…
Beetlejuice wins an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Outstanding Children’s Animated Program at the 61st Annual Academy Awards.
For his role in Big, Hanks wins the award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) at the 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards.
Jackson wins the American Music Award for International Artist Award, Favorite Album (Pop/Rock), and Favorite Single (Soul/R&B).
I’d like to thank everyone at Sony Music….and of course all my fans- I Love You.
For his supporting role in A League of Their Own, Hanks wins the award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture at the 7th Annual American Comedy Awards.
Hanks wins the Best Kiss award at the 1993 MTV Movie Awards for his comedic kiss with Pauline Brailsford in A League of Their Own.
At the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Hanks wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his leading role in Philadelphia.
Hanks wins Best Actor at the 66th Annual Academy Awards for his role in Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen’s musical contribution to the film, Streets of Philadelphia, wins Best Original Song.
Forest Gump wins Best Picture at the 67th Annual Academy Awards and Hanks wins Best Actor for the leading role.
Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington win the award for Best On-Screen Duo at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for their partnership in Philadelphia. In the acceptence speech, Hanks promotes AIDS education.
Mugabe is made a Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Bath on the advice of Prime Minister Major. It entitles him to use the letters KCB, but not to use the title “Sir.”
At the 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, Hanks wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his role in Forrest Gump.
Burton’s Ed Wood wins Best Make Up and receives Best Supporting Actor for Martin Landau’s portrayal of Bella Lugosi.
For his role in Forrest Gump, Hanks wins Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) at the 9th Annual American Comedy Awards.
Jackson wins the American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock).
Hanks wins Best Male Performance for his role in Apollo 13 at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards.
Zuma receives the Nelson Mandela Award for Outstanding Leadership for his role in ending political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, in Washington DC in the USA.
Saving Private Ryan is nominated for four awards and wins two for Best Film Drama and Best Director at the 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
For his role in You’ve Got Mail, Hanks receives the award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) at the 13th Annual American Comedy Awards.
Saving Private Ryan wins Best Action Sequence and a win for Hanks as Best Male Performance at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
Sleepy Hollow wins the Academy Award for Best Art Direction at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards.
Aaliyah wins the VMA’s award for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film for her song, Try Again, from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack.
This is a shock … this is a big shock.
Band of Brothers wins Best Mini Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Hanks wins the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards for his role in Cast Away.
Highfield is placed at 81 in The Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.
He will be judged on modernising the corporation’s attitude to digital media and reaching a young, tech-savvy audience, which the BBC is in danger of losing.
Hanks wins the Life Achievement Award along with Band of Brothers winning TV Program of the Year at the 30th Annual American Film Institute Awards.
Jackson wins the American Music Award for Artist of the Century.
I’d like to thank all the important people in my life, my Mother and Father…
Highfield is placed at 25 in The Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.
The heat is being turned up on the Beeb’s internet activities after the culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, ordered it to justify the £112m it spends each year on its online and interactive services…The Beeb’s less popular websites are facing the axe (including Crimewatch and Watchdog), while its focus on interactive TV will shift away from high-profile “events”.
Highfield is placed at 33 in The Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.
Highfield, perhaps the BBC’s most consummate empire builder, has spent most of the last year on the back foot. In the run-up to the government-ordered Graf report into the BBC’s new media operations, he spent a great deal of time defending the BBC’s online reputation, commissioning KMPG to rebuff accusations that bbc.co.uk unfairly distorted the marketplace.
Highfield is placed at 23 in The Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.
Highfield has had a much better year than last, when he was regarded as very much on the back foot after the government-ordered Graf report into the BBC’s online operations.While a string of websites have been shut as a result of Graf and the government’s green paper, Highfield’s new media department is expected to be one of the prime beneficiaries of director general Mark Thompson’s controversial plans to make annual savings of £355m.
Highfield is awarded the top spot in Marketing magazine’s Power 50 selection. The magazine says:
The reason Highfield made number one in the Power 50 is that, so far, the BBC has not just made sense of digital but managed to drag its enormous self to the very front of its development. Highfield has led it there, while [Director General Mark] Thompson is a digital convert himself.
I wonder if it’s our place in the industry, which Tessa Jowell once described as the creative R&D for the nation. Whether we’re expected to innovate because we can, because we can take a long-term view on it or because we are funded differently; that we can be expected to take risks and try things out. And I think having the UK’s largest content web site, that’s got to be one of the reasons why we’ve got this huge role as a route to market. But I do hope it’s more the positive aspects of what we can do to help drive the industry – drive the market – than the 900lb gorilla that distorts the market…First and foremost is our audience, which is why we get the licence fee. You’ve got 16 million people (using BBC.co.uk), so we have an obligation to be there. It’s not something we can play around with any more. For me, number one is meeting these sometimes frightening audience demands, but not doing so in a way that distorts the market. Far from it. What we are trying to do is make sure that, in getting out to more and more people, we don’t end up dominating share.
Highfield is placed at 21 in The Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.
Ashley Highfield is among the most important technology executives working in the UK today,” said one panellist. “Yes, but talk about being in the right place at the right time,” said another. “Mark Thompson should be credited with the vision, not him.
Gainesville’s mayor, Pegeen Hanrahan, presents Petty and each of his band members with a key to the city and proclaims the day as “Tom Petty& the Heartbreakers Day”.
It’s a lot nicer than the one we got in Chicago.
Burton’s collaboration with the Killers results in the band winning Best Video at the Shockwaves NME Awards.
Highfield is placed at 37 in The Guardian’s Media 100 list of the UK’s most powerful media people.
So why has Highfield, director of future media and technology and a member of the BBC’s executive board, fallen nine places in this year’s MediaGuardian 100? Answer: the iPlayer.[T]he project has been hit by successive delays and rebrandings and has given rival broadcasters the chance to steal the march on the corporation.
Burton receives a Golden Lion for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 64th Venice International Film Festival. The Festival director says:
The Golden Lion pays homage again to one of the most courageous, visionary and innovative American filmmakers who have been able to move and fascinate the widest and broadest audience, and to be always suspended between art and industry.
Bryant becomes the youngest player to score 20,000 career points in NBA history as he scores 39 points in a victory against the Knicks. Bryant is 29 years and 122 days old, whereas the previous record holder Chamberlain reached the milestone at 29 years and 134 days old.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street wins two Golden Globe Awards for Burton in the categories of Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture and Best Director. Also at the ceremony, Johnny Depp wins Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for his leading role as the Demon Barber.
Bryant wins the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. Bryant averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84 steals for the season while playing all 82 games despite tearing a ligament in his right pinkie in February. Bryant:
This is an award I couldn’t have won on my own. I can’t thank these guys [his teammates] enough. These are my guys, these are my brothers. Let’s get ready for tomorrow.
Carson is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush at the White House. The medal is the country’s highest award for civilians. Carson:
I am humbled by President Bush’s recognition of my work. I am extremely grateful that he chose to honor me not only for my work as a neurosurgeon, but also for my efforts to improve the lives of America’s youth. I am blessed to have the opportunity to pursue both paths, which I consider equally important.
Johnny Depp wins for Best Villain as Todd in Burton’s Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the MTV Movie Awards.
The Library of Congress honors Bond as a Living Legend, an award that honors artists, writers, activists, filmmakers, physicians, entertainers, sports figures and public servants who have made significant contributions to America’s cultural, scientific and social heritage.
I felt flattered and honored and especially pleased to be in the company of the other awardees. By lucky coincidence, I was able to lead a chorus of Happy Birthday to fellow honoree Herbie Hancock.