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The “Piano Man” who became one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as “Just the Way You Are,” ”Uptown Girl” and “Allentown” is being awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
By Nestor U. Torre
Ryan Cayabyab exceptional musicals, compositions and other performing arts, TV and f’silm involvements have been a major part of the local cultural scene for decades, winning for him multiple, well-deserved awards and accolades. In fact, a growing number of people wonder why the top National Artist honor is not yet one of them—but, that’s another story.
By Allan Policarpio
It was a tie. Rival networks ABS-CBN and GMA 7 were both declared best television station at the 27th Philippine Movie Press Club’s (PMPC) Star Awards for Television held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Theater on Sunday. Out of 56 categories, however, the Kapamilya network won in 30; the Kapuso network, in [...]
Britain’s Sean Bean and Brazil’s Fernanda Montenegro took the top acting honors Monday night at the 41st International Emmy Awards in which the statues were spread among TV productions from six countries.
Taylor Swift’s fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. Swift won Sunday night’s top honor and tied Justin Timberlake for the show’s overall total with three wins apiece. Swift didn’t perform, but she was a constant presence on stage and the camera [...]
Rihanna and her mother took center stage at the American Music Awards as the singer received the first Icon Award. Monica Fenty presented her pop star daughter with the award midway through Sunday night’s show at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. “Can we talk about how cute Rihanna’s mom is?” Justin Timberlake [...]
Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. Ben Haggerty, the rapper known as Macklemore, accepted the award for favorite rap/hip-hop album, then quoted Martin Luther King Jr. in a live satellite feed [...]
Katy Perry thinks most awards shows are fun, but she especially loves the American Music Awards. Perry is thrilled to open the live ABC broadcast Sunday night from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles with her latest single “Unconditionally.” “I appreciate all the other awards shows for what they are,” Perry said. “Some [...]
J.J. Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he’s taking a break from preproduction work on the new “Star Wars” film to accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.
By Nestor U. Torre
For several weeks now, we’ve been getting “insider” reports that, despite pleas for reforms before coming up with the next batch of National Artists, the selection process has been initiated and concluded, with the new laureates already chosen and awaiting President Aquino’s affirmation. If there’s truth to these reports, all we can do now is [...]
The Golden Globe season has officially begun with the crowning of aspiring actress Sosie Bacon, the daughter of Globe winners Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, as Miss Golden Globe 2014.
The first act of the Oscar season is playing out like an episode of “Survivor.” Several anticipated films planned to be released in the heart of awards season have picked up stakes and moved to 2014. Changes often happen in the highly contentious fall movie season, but rarely has there been an exodus like this.