Awards

Red Deer’s Alexis Holmgren was named Alberta’s student recipient of the 2021 Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Difference Maker of the Year award. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer student wins award for making a difference in community

A Red Deer woman has been recognized as a difference maker in…

 

FILE-Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles.THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

‘Schitt’s Creek’ gets leading six nods on second-last Canadian Screen Awards night

‘Schitt’s Creek’ top contender with 21 nominations going into this year’s CSAs

 

Bob Ezrin celebrates his award for Producer of the Year at the JUNO Gala dinner in Calgary, Saturday, April 2, 2016. Ezrin is one of 24 people who will be honoured at the SOCAN Awards later this month for helping raise the profile of Canadian-made music.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

SOCAN Awards to toast 24 people who boosted Canadian content

SOCAN Awards to toast 24 people who boosted Canadian content

 

FILE - Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. Springsteen is this year’s winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize. The award honors artists of any medium who continue the legacy of the Oklahoma songwriter. Springsteen calls Guthrie one of his most important influences. The legendary performer will be honored in a virtual ceremony May 13. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Bruce Springsteen receives this year’s Woody Guthrie Prize

Springsteen to be honoured during virtual ceremony May 13

  • May 5, 2021
FILE - Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. Springsteen is this year’s winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize. The award honors artists of any medium who continue the legacy of the Oklahoma songwriter. Springsteen calls Guthrie one of his most important influences. The legendary performer will be honored in a virtual ceremony May 13. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
Michelle Good, who is from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, is short listed the First Novel Award for her book “Five Little Indians.” (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Michelle Good, who is from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, is short listed the First Novel Award for her book “Five Little Indians.” (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd was snubbed by the Grammys but he’s the leading nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Billboard Awards: 16 nods for Weeknd, 6 for Morgan Wallen

Weeknd up for top artist

  • Apr 30, 2021
FILE - The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Weeknd was snubbed by the Grammys but he’s the leading nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Director Chloe Zhao, left, appears with actress Frances McDormand on the set of “Nomadland.” (Searchlight Pictures via AP)

‘Nomadland’ wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars

‘Nomadland’ premiered at a drive in and debuted in theatres, but found its largest audience on Hulu

  • Apr 26, 2021
Director Chloe Zhao, left, appears with actress Frances McDormand on the set of “Nomadland.” (Searchlight Pictures via AP)
This combination of photos shows the Oscar nominees for best actor, from left, Riz Ahmed; Chadwick Boseman; Anthony Hopkins; Gary Oldman; Steven Yeun. (Amazon/Netflix/Sony Pictures Classics/Netflix/A24 via AP)

Anthony Hopkins wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Father’

Hopkins wasn’t present to accept the trophy

  • Apr 26, 2021
This combination of photos shows the Oscar nominees for best actor, from left, Riz Ahmed; Chadwick Boseman; Anthony Hopkins; Gary Oldman; Steven Yeun. (Amazon/Netflix/Sony Pictures Classics/Netflix/A24 via AP)
This combination photo shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Andra Day in “The United States vs Billie Holiday,” Vanessa Kirby in “Pieces of a Woman,” Frances McDormand in “Nomadland and Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman.” (Netflix, from left, Hulu, Netflix, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features via AP)

Oscar predictions: Can anything beat ‘Nomadland’?

Best actress race is perhaps the biggest wild card

  • Apr 20, 2021
This combination photo shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Andra Day in “The United States vs Billie Holiday,” Vanessa Kirby in “Pieces of a Woman,” Frances McDormand in “Nomadland and Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman.” (Netflix, from left, Hulu, Netflix, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features via AP)
FILE - Diane Warren poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren is nominated for an Oscar for best original song for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for ‘awesome’ win

Third movie adaptation of the 1975 Romain Gary novel ‘The Life Before Us’

  • Apr 15, 2021
FILE - Diane Warren poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren is nominated for an Oscar for best original song for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary “Crip Camp” pose with film subject Judith Heumann during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The disabled have a moment in the Oscar spotlight that they hope becomes a movement. LeBrecht, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, says a golden age for disabled films could come if Hollywood lets them tell their own stories. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

The disabled hope their Oscar moment can become a movement

Traditionally the disabled appear only when an actor seeking an Oscar-worthy role plays one on screen

  • Apr 15, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary “Crip Camp” pose with film subject Judith Heumann during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The disabled have a moment in the Oscar spotlight that they hope becomes a movement. LeBrecht, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, says a golden age for disabled films could come if Hollywood lets them tell their own stories. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Canisia Lubrin poses in this undated handout photo. Rising literary talent Canisia Lubrin is among the Canadian finalists for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust announced the three homegrown wordsmiths and four international poets on this year’s short list on Wednesday. Lubrin, who recently received the US$165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize, is nominated for “The Dyzgraphxst” (pronounced diss-graff-ist), published by McClelland and Stewart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Anna Keenan

Rising writer Canisia Lubrin among Canadian finalists for $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin will award two winners, one international and one Canadian

Canisia Lubrin poses in this undated handout photo. Rising literary talent Canisia Lubrin is among the Canadian finalists for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust announced the three homegrown wordsmiths and four international poets on this year’s short list on Wednesday. Lubrin, who recently received the US$165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize, is nominated for “The Dyzgraphxst” (pronounced diss-graff-ist), published by McClelland and Stewart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Anna Keenan
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Some people watch awards shows out of love, others because they love to hate. But this year, as ratings have taken a dive, will anybody tune in to the Oscars? Pushed by the pandemic from its usual berth of February or early March, the Academy Awards will be presented April 25 on ABC. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Will the Oscars be a ‘who cares’ moment as ratings dive?

Last year the number of viewers dropped by 20 per cent

  • Apr 7, 2021
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Some people watch awards shows out of love, others because they love to hate. But this year, as ratings have taken a dive, will anybody tune in to the Oscars? Pushed by the pandemic from its usual berth of February or early March, the Academy Awards will be presented April 25 on ABC. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles.THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

‘Blood Quantum,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ top Canadian Screen Award nominations

Trophies to be handed out in 141 film, television, and digital media categories from May 17 to May 20

Eugene Levy, left, and Catherine O’Hara arrive at the “Schitt’s Creek” FYC Event at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Los Angeles.THE CANADIAN PRWSS/AP-Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
DJ Sydney Blu is photographed in Toronto on Monday March 8 2021. Sydney Blu, whose real name is Joanne Hill, is finalizing a proposal that urges the Juno Awards to introduce an underground dance music category at the 2022 ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘We feel left out, neglected’: Sydney Blu urges Junos to recognize underground DJs

190 support letters gathered from DJs, producers and others

DJ Sydney Blu is photographed in Toronto on Monday March 8 2021. Sydney Blu, whose real name is Joanne Hill, is finalizing a proposal that urges the Juno Awards to introduce an underground dance music category at the 2022 ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
In this image released by Netflix, actor Gary Oldman, left, appears with director and David Fincher on the set of “Mank.” (Netflix via AP)

‘Mank’ leads Academy Awards nominations with 10 nods

Eight films were nominated for best picture

  • Mar 15, 2021
In this image released by Netflix, actor Gary Oldman, left, appears with director and David Fincher on the set of “Mank.” (Netflix via AP)
Kaytranada, 2016 winner, announces Lido Pimienta as the 2017 winner of the Polaris Music Prize in Toronto on Monday, September 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan

Kaytranada, Jim West, Shawn Everett pull in Grammys during pre-broadcast ceremony

Everett, raised in Bragg Creek, Alta., wins Grammy for best engineered album

Kaytranada, 2016 winner, announces Lido Pimienta as the 2017 winner of the Polaris Music Prize in Toronto on Monday, September 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan
In this Aug. 3, 2020 photo, Mickey Guyton is photographed during a remote portrait session in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 2020, left, and Keith Urban appears at the 13th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. on August 21, 2019. Guyton and Urban will host the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. (AP Photo)

Mickey Guyton, Keith Urban to host ACM Awards

Show will air on CBS on April 18 from three Nashville music venues

  • Mar 12, 2021
In this Aug. 3, 2020 photo, Mickey Guyton is photographed during a remote portrait session in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, 2020, left, and Keith Urban appears at the 13th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. on August 21, 2019. Guyton and Urban will host the Academy of Country Music Awards in April. (AP Photo)
Red Deer hosted the Canada Winter Games, from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. (Photo contributed)

2019 Canada Winter Games wins national award

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award recipient

Red Deer hosted the Canada Winter Games, from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019. (Photo contributed)
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Grammy-nominated engineer Shawn Everett on Fiona Apple’s attic, never meeting Beck

TORONTO — Shawn Everett’s biggest competition is often himself and that’s never…

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