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18 Jan, 2014

SAG Award for Captain Phillips

Hanks wins the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Captain Phillips.

7 Nov, 2013

4th Male Vocalist of the Year Award

Shelton takes the Male Vocalist of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive time at the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards. The only artists that have taken the award for five consecutive years is Vince Gill and George Strait, who each won five years in a row. On accepting the award:

Not to just echo Miranda, but I really swear I didn’t think this was going to happen this year. But it did!!

Blake Shelton wins Male Vocalist of the Year - The 2013 CMA Awards

6 Nov, 2013

Wins CMA awards

The country duo wins two awards at the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards. Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard accept the awards for Best Vocal Duo of the Year as well as Single of the Year for their song Cruise. In his acceptance speech for Single of the Year, Hubbard states:

 Man. First of all, we would like to thank the Lord for an unbelievable year. Who would have ever dreamed? Joey moi, the wizard, for creating magic. Jimmy, Scott, our whole label.

Kelley continues:

Republic Nashville, Republic, New York. Thank you guys for all the support. Our families and our amazing, amazing fans. You guys have changed our lives. Thank you for believing in us.

Florida Georgia Line - Wins Vocal Duo Of The Year - CMA Awards 2013

13 Sep, 2013

Poll: McAfee should run Microsoft

TechWeekEurope readers vote McAfee as their favorite tech leader to run Microsoft after Steve Ballmer’s departure. McAfee beats Bill Gates, Alan Sugar of The Apprentice, former Microsoft CTO and Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, all of whom scored five percent of the vote or less.

4 Sep, 2013

Model of the Year

Upton is crowned model of the year by Christie Brinkley at the 10th Style Awards in New York. Brinkley says:

Right here and now, there isn’t a hotter property in the model world than Kate Upton.

1 Apr, 2012

ACM Album of the Year

The songstress takes the Album of the Year award at this year’s ACM Awards show in Las Vegas.

Seriously?…Thank you so much. I own every record in this category and I keep listening and listening and thinking, I’m never gonna get it. My albums are my babies. It’s what makes me wake up in the morning… Thank y’all so much, I really appreciate it.

15 Mar, 2012

Time: 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012

Keys is profiled as one of Time magazine’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012.

If it’s news, Matthew Keys will probably tweet it out. He’s a curator of a timely cycle of news tweets, the stuff you probably haven’t seen yet. Keys is joining the ranks of news editors who dole out news as it breaks.

9 Mar, 2012

Becomes Henry Crown Fellow

Carter is named one of The Aspen Institute 2012 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship is designed to “engage the next generation of leaders in the challenge of community-spirited leadership”.  The two-year program is for entrepreneurs under 45 who have already achieved conspicuous success in their chosen fields and are at a point of inflection in their lives and careers. It comprises a structured series of four seminars and each Fellow will undertake an individual leadership project.

7 Nov, 2010

TV Land Award for Bossom Buddies

Bosom Buddies wins the Anniversary Award for their 30th reunion at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards.

All we did was laugh for 39 measly episodes and Tom Selleck and Magnum P.I. still suck compared to Bosom Buddies.

2 Oct, 2010

Receives Iran award

During his official state visit to Tehran, Assad receives Iran’s highest national award in recognition of his support for the Palestinians, Lebanon, and his “rejection of global arrogance”. In a ceremony broadcast on Iranian state-run television, Ahmadinejad presents Assad with the Islamic Republic’s Medal of Honor. Ahmadinejad:

We are two governments and nations that are brothers. If it were not for Syria’s resistance against the Zionist regime [Israel] and its supporters, no country in our region would have remained safe from the Zionists’ aggression and there would be no sign of Palestinian resistance…Re-invigorating the front of resistance will not only persuade other countries and nations to join the front, but also pave the ground for the consolidation and stabilization of peace in the region…Syria is a benefactor to Muslims, Arabs and even to humanity.

22 Nov, 2009

Wins American Music Award

Jermaine JacksonJackson wins AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. Jermaine Jackson accepts the awards and pays tribute by wearing a sparkly white glove. Jermaine:

First of all, I would like to thank Allah, for blessing our entire family. It’s not just about the winnings, the awards – it’s really the message. The message that Michael had will live forever, and that’s there’s good in everyone. Start with love, and let’s love each other… We love you, Michael.

11 Jan, 2009

Golden Globes for John Adams

John Adams wins 4 awards at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, including Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

26 Sep, 2008

Living Legend award

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.

19 Jun, 2008

Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

US President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 19, 2008 to Benjamin Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland during ceremonies at the White House in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, recognizes exceptional meritorious service.  AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 81530484Carson 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.

7 May, 2008

Wins MVP

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.

13 Jan, 2008

Golden Globes for Sweeney Todd

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.

25 Dec, 2007

Scores 20,000 Career Points

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.

5 Aug, 2007

Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

9 Jul, 2007

Guardian Media 100: No. 37

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.

21 Sep, 2006

Gets Key to Gainesville, Florida


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.




17 Jul, 2006

Guardian Media 100: No. 21

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.

24 Oct, 2005

No 1 in Marketing magazine’s Power 50

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, 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.

18 Jul, 2005

Guardian Media 100: No. 23

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.

12 Jul, 2004

Guardian Media 100: No. 33

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 unfairly distorted the marketplace.

7 Jul, 2003

Guardian Media 100: No. 25

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”.

2 Jul, 2001

Guardian Media 100: No. 81

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.

7 Sep, 2000

Wins VMA

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.

Aaliyah accepting an award at the 2000 MTV VMAs