International Talent Support Contest Names Winners

TRIESTE, Italy — International Talent Support — also known as ITS — is back. The 16th edition of the event aimed at promoting the next generation of young designers and offering them financial support, as well as publicity, named its winners on Wednesday here.
The contest went through a one-year hiatus due to scarcity of funds and the loss of two longtime sponsors. Barbara Franchin, founder and director of the talent scouting competition, said this caused a “shock” and she “decided to stop and take time to reflect on what we’ve done, who we are, what’s the contest’s purpose, focusing on the people we helped, if we actually helped any.” Answers came via ITS’ longtime supporters and its team, leading Franchin to bring the contest back.
An international jury gathered at the Magazzino 42 venue, a former warehouse on one of the Italian city’s many piers, to evaluate the works of 30 finalists selected among more than 900 applications ITS received from students from 80 countries. The projects were divided into four categories: fashion, accessories, jewelry and artworks. Collections were showcased with a runway show, while the other projects were displayed through a dedicated exhibition.
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The Grammy Awards are extending the number of nominees in its top categories from five to eight.

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5 Black Pulitzer Prize Winners Who Made History

On Monday, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 critically acclaimed album, DAMN, making him the first rapper to receive the honor. In addition to marking the first time that a music Pulitzer was given to a hip-hop album, this also sets a new precedent for an artist with such commercial appeal and success. Rather, the honor has traditionally been awarded to more obscure classical and jazz compositions.

Here are four other African American trailblazers who were recognized with the prestigious honor.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks became the first black person to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her book Annie Allen, which chronicles the evolution of a young Black girl into womanhood through poetry. Brooks, a literary giant who focused much of her work on documenting the lives and struggle of African Americans and migrants, was also the first black woman to serve as the poetry consultant to the Library of Congress.


Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks

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In 2012, Suzan-Lori Parks became the first black woman playwright to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog, a story of two African American brothers struggling with romantic relationships, poverty, addiction, and racism.


Lynn Nottage  

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Lynn Nottage (Photo Credit: Susan Johann)

Playwright Lynn Nottage made history when she became the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the Broadway play Sweat and her first Pulitzer in 2009 for Ruined, an off-Broadway.

“On some level, I’ve always been a writer,” the Brooklyn native told Black Enterprise. “When I was 5 years old, I began crafting stories in my living room for my parents, and whenever they would have guests over, I would create little drama productions to perform for them, and I would get my brother to be one of my performers.”

In addition to joining an elite group of black Pulitzer-winning writers, Nottage is an associate professor of theater at Columbia University.


George Walker

Black Pulitzer Prize Winners

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George Walker became the first African American to receive a coveted Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1996 for his work Lilacs. Walker, who is noted as one of the greatest composers of his time, was also the first African American to graduate from the Curtis Institute in 1954, receive a doctorate degree from Eastman School in 1956, and become a tenured faculty member at Smith College.

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2018 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winners, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Italo Ferreira (BRA). Gilmore claimed her 4th Bell while Italo cliamed his mained Bell and Championship Tour victory.

 

BELLS BEACH, Victoria/AUS (Thursday, April 5, 2018) – Today, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) and Italo Ferreira (BRA) won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Stop No. 2 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after an exciting week of competitive drama, upsets and emotion. The final day of competition ran in clean, five-to-seven foot (1.4 – 2.2 metre) waves at the iconic Bells Beach for its 57th year.

In addition to Gilmore and Ferreira celebrating their wins, three-time WSL Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) celebrated the last Championship Tour event of his competitive career. The four-time Bells winner now says goodbye to elite competition after 17 years on Tour and 22 CT victories. The Australian hero’s story comes full circle as he ends his career in the Finals at the same event where he first won as a wildcard back in 2001.

“Today was really special,” Fanning said. “I always said I wanted to finish the year up here at Bells. Thanks so much to everyone. It has been incredible to see all the support in Torquay and the support of the fans.This is my 20th year of coming down to Bells Beach. I just want to thank my family for all the support you’ve shown over these years. Thank you to my friends that have flown down and making this so memorable. It’s been an amazing career, and I want to thank everyone. ”

 

3X World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) heads into retirement from Championship Tour compeition after placing second in the final of the 2018 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach, VIC, Australia.
3X World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) heads into retirement from Championship Tour compeition after placing second in the final of the 2018 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach at Bells Beach, VIC, Australia.

 

“It was a very special moment with the crowd, best friends here, and then to just be in the Final with Italo (Ferreira) and to see how much it meant for him actually made me feel a lot better,” continued Fanning. “To all the people surfing in this event, it was so much fun. Seabass (Sebastian Zietz), Paddy Gudang (Patrick Gudauskas), Wilko (Matt Wilkinson), Owen (Wright) — every time I paddled out, I felt like I was going surfing with a mate, and that was really special. To see in that Final just how much it meant to Italo, that was one of greatest things I’ve seen at Bells, so well done Italo. I am really stoked for you.”

Ferreira played spoiler today for Fanning’s fairytale finish with the first CT win of his career. The 23-year-old was unstoppable throughout the entire event, taking down 2014 WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) in the Semifinals, Ezekiel Lau (HAW) in the Quarterfinals, and Filipe Toledo (BRA) in Round 3.

“I can’t believe it,” said Ferreira. “That was such a sick heat. I started slow, but after that it was amazing. Mick (Fanning) is one of my favorite surfers in the world. But wow, I can’t believe it. That was unbelievable. I just want to say thank you God and my family and my girlfriend and every guy that has supported me. I’m just so happy that this is my job. I just wanted to make some sick heats. Mick Fanning, he is one of my favorites, he is my hero. Mick is the best competitor, and I just want to say thanks to Mick.”

Italo Ferreira of Brazil won the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, 2018.
Italo Ferreira of Brazil won the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach, 2018.

 

Ferreira’s breakthrough result now vaults him to World No. 1 where he ties with Julian Wilson (AUS) and shares the yellow Jeep Leader Jersey heading into the Margaret River Pro.

“It’s my first win, so I am so happy,” Ferreira continued. “I’ve been working hard over the last few years. I remember my first Final with Filipe (Toledo) in Portugal and it was so close, and now I got it. Last year was hard to me with my injury after the Gold Coast being out for two months. It was terrible, and I just tried to work hard and get better. This is the best feeling.”

Six-time WSL Champion Gilmore earned the right to ring the coveted Bells trophy with her victory in the Rip Curl Women’s Pro. With today’s win, Gilmore joins the likes of Kelly Slater, Mark Richards and Fanning as a four-time Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach winner, a testament to her strength and style in the water.

“It was such an emotional buildup to this moment and it is incredible,” said Gilmore. “I feel like all the focus is on Mick (Fanning), so it doesn’t really matter what happens with the rest of the event — it was like I could sneak in and get a little ding ding and no one would even care, so it took the pressure off. The most stressful moments of my heats were right when Mick was paddling out for his heat, and it eased the pressure seeing how calm and relaxed he was despite all the pressure on him.”

Gilmore’s 27th CT win did not come easy as Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) battled until the final buzzer. The hard-fought Final ended with Weston-Webb falling just 0.23 points short of the required score. In her 12 years of competing at Bells, Gilmore has dominated every appearance, with a fifth-place finish being her worst result. The Australian Champion now puts herself in a great position to hunt down her seventh World Title in the yellow Jeep Leader Jersey.

“Tatiana (Weston-Webb) has been on fire this whole event,” continued Gilmore. “All the goofy-footers have been — I can’t believe it. You never really think about the goofies, but with Tatiana, you can tell that she has found her confidence and her strength. It’s so impressive to have her step up.”

Weston-Webb, 21, was the surfer to beat at Bells. She posted the highest scores throughout the event, including a near-perfect 9.23 in Round 2. Her vertical, backhand surfing looked to be invincible, but unfortunately, she could not overtake the 30-year-old veteran. Weston-Webb’s second-place finish moves her up to 5th place on the Jeep Leaderboard, tied with Keely Andrew (AUS).

“Even though I didn’t come away with the win this just feels amazing,” Weston-Webb said. “I love coming to Bells Beach and all of the crowd support is amazing here. I’d like to thank all of the fans that come down so early in the cold. I feel really good, and my boards are amazing. Now the confidence levels are up, and the sky’s the limit. I’m extra proud to be a goofy-foot, especially because Italo (Ferreira) brought one home for us, so thanks Italo. Goofy-footers have definitely had a rough time here at Bells, but I almost got it. Maybe next year.”

2014 WSL Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) was eliminated by compatriot Ferreira in the second men’s Semifinal. The two Brazilian superstars unleashed radical maneuvers, but Medina could not overcome Ferreira’s heat score of a 16.00. The third place result is Medina’s best finish at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. He now moves up six places to 7th on the Jeep Rankings.

Patrick Gudauskas (USA) fell to event favorite Fanning in Semifinal 1. The Californian was unable to combat Fanning’s two excellent 8-point rides and exits in Equal 3rd in his first year back on the CT since 2013. This is the 32-year-old’s best result at Bells. Previously, Gudauskas eliminated Michel Bourez (PYF) in the first Quarterfinal.

In only the second event of her rookie year, 16-year-old Caroline Marks (USA) is making a name for herself with stunning results on the elite tour. Marks exits with an incredible 3rd place result after losing to eventual winner Gilmore in the Semifinals. Marks is the youngest surfer to ever qualify for the elite CT and now rockets up to 3rd on the Jeep Leaderboard. Not only is the young competitor ousting World Title contenders in her rookie debut, but she is also making a run for her own World Title in her freshman year on Tour.

En route to her runner-up finish, Weston-Webb dispatched 2009 event winner Silvana Lima (BRA) in the first Semifinal. Despite Lima’s loss today, she was a standout throughout the event with major wins over three-time WSL Champion Carissa Moore (HAW) and two-time WSL Champion Tyler Wright (AUS), and will be rewarded with an eight-spot jump up the rankings to 5th.

The world’s best surfers will now prepare for the Stop No. 3 the 2018 WSL CT and the final event of the Australian leg, the Margaret River Pro, which holds a competitive window from April 11 – 22, 2018.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Final Results:
1 –
Italo Ferreira (BRA) 15.66
2 – Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.83

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Semifinal Results:
SF 1:
Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.50 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 9.67
SF 2: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 16.00 def. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 14.10

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1:
Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 11.67 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 11.44
QF 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 13.77 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 9.33
QF 3: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 17.86 def. Ezekiel Lau (HAW) 11.50
QF 4: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.73  def.  Frederico Morais (PRT) 15.00

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Final Results:
1 –
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.17
2 – Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 13.94

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Semifinal Results:
SF 1:
 Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 13.00  def. Silvana Lima (BRA) 5.10
SF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 17.00 def. Caroline Marks (USA) 15.44

2018 WSL Men’s CT Jeep Leaderboard (After Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach):
1 – 
Julian Wilson (AUS) 11,665 pts
1 – Italo Ferreira (BRA) 11,665 pts
3 – Mick Fanning (AUS) 11,500 pts
4 – Owen Wright (AUS) 9,490 pts
4 – Michel Bourez (PYF) 9,940 pts

2018 WSL Women’s CT Jeep Leaderboard (After Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach):
1 – 
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14,745 pts
2 – Lakey Peterson (USA) 13,085 pts
3 – Caroline Marks (USA) 10,830 pts
4 – Carissa Moore (HAW) 9,490 pts
5 – Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 9,190 pts
5 – Keely Andrew (AUS) 9,190 pts

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Which Queen Would Win a Winner’s Edition of ‘Drag Race’?

With seasons 10, 11, and 12 on the horizon and a winner participating on All Stars 3, the chance of a winners-only edition of All Stars is bigger than evah! So, we decided to rank every Drag Race winner (so far) from least to most likely to win the ultimate title of “Queen of Queens.” This list will be updated each time a new winner is crowned.

Tyra Sanchez (Season 2)


Tyra Sanchez from RuPaul's Drag Race
A bad attitude makes for bad odds.

Tyra slayed Season 2 of Drag Race. Her polished looks earned her three main challenge victories and the crown. Unfortunately, Tyra isn’t the most-beloved queen. Thanks to her recent tirades on social media, the queen has earned herself a bad reputation.

If All Stars keeps its current formula, her proclivity toward unnecessary drama could earn her an enemy or two. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if her behavior sent her packing early.

Bebe Zahara Benet (Season 1)


Bebe from RuPaul's Drag Race

In Season 1, Bebe snatched two challenge victories and the crown, proving herself worthy of the title “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Not only is she fierce, but she’s also the original winner of Drag Race.

During her time on All Stars 3, she has proven that she’s still a force to be reckoned with. She has poise, owns the runway, and has good lip-syncing skills. But, when compared to other winners, her acting is subpar, and her looks just scream “old-school drag.” It would be difficult for Bebe to come out on top in this battle royale.

Sharon Needles (Season 4)


Season 4 Winner, Sharon Needles.
Sharon would need more than makeup to stand out from the crowd.

Miss Needles is one of the few queens who volunteered to participate in a winner’s edition after Mama Ru came up with the idea. She’s a fun queen. During Season 4, Sharon snatched four victories thanks to her extravagant, almost-spooky looks.

While she has phenomenal makeup skills, it’s surprising that her looks aren’t as impressive as the other queens on this list. The same can be said for her acting skills. Without bringing something new to the show, it isn’t likely that she would stand out from the other queens.

Jinkx Monsoon (Season 5)


Season 5 Winner, Jinkx Monsoon
Never underestimate a simple but highly polished look.

Seattle’s self-proclaimed “premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen,” Jinkx Monsoon, proved that we shouldn’t underestimate the ugly duckling. Even when faced with luminaries like Alaska and Detox, she never backed down. Her strange sense of humor and quirky personality helped her snatch two victories from the claws of Rolaskatox along with the crown.

She has a great voice and simple but polished looks. Of course, her chances of winning depend on the challenges given. Her skills could keep her safe from eliminations up until the finale, but she will most likely get sent home halfway through the competition.

Bob the Drag Queen (Season 8)


Season 8 Winner, Bob the Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen represents her city well.

Walking into this ranking “purse first” is Bob the Drag Queen. As a New York queen, Bob reminds us why the region’s drag is famous worldwide. She’s entertaining to watch, as her acting skills are superiors to most of the queens on this list. Not only that, Bob knows how to best show off her key strengths.

Bob’s three victories in Season 8 prove that she’s a fierce competitor. But while a great queen and, admittedly, a bit of a show-off, Bob would still need to take down other queens who excel in the same categories, such as Bianca Del Rio.

Sasha Velour (Season 9)


Season 9 Winner, Sasha Velour
Beauty and brains make Sasha Velour a force to be reckoned with.

The current queen, Sasha Velour, is the perfect mix of experimental art and haute couture. As if that wasn’t already enough to make you love her, this brilliant queen also has a deep understanding LGBTQ history and social issues. Not only is she the smartest queen in the Werk Room, but she also comes up with some shocking new looks and is a decent actor.

She may not have been as charismatic as Shea or as fishy as Trinity, but she knew how to use everything in her repertoire to her advantage. Her efforts earned her two victories and the crown. If she brings it, she will easily get into the top four.

Raja Gemini (Season 3)


Raja Gemini, Winner of Season 3
Does Raja have what it takes to win the ultimate crown?

Come on, we’re talking about Raja here. Even though she comes from one of the earliest seasons of Drag Race, she still has it all — including excellent makeup and runway skills.

Whenever she’s on screen, her creativity shines through. (She even has a very popular Youtube show.)  It’s no wonder she’s so popular both in and out of drag.

Raja has elevated her look and style since her Season 3 win. If she can keep her head in the game, she will undoubtedly “toot” her way into the top four.

Violet Chachki (Season 7)


Season 7 Winner, Violet Chachki
Season 7 Winner, Violet Chachki

Miss Chachki will bring the body-odyody to the competition. During her time on Season 7, Violet proved her runway skills and sense of fashion were unbeatable. The confident queen won two well-deserved victories before capturing the crown.

Violet brings a lot to the table, including sickening looks, fishiness, and some light shade. She isn’t as funny or nice as the other queens on this list. But her acting skills and fishy looks are enough to take her straight to the top.

Bianca del Rio (Season 6)


Season 6 Winner, Bianca del Rio
If Bianca finds a way to vary her looks, she will be unstoppable.

With her Rolodex of Hate, Biana del Rio is most likely to be a season frontrunner. The amazing seamstress has the skill to win nearly every acting challenge. She would definitely give all of the other winners a run for their money.

Bianca captivated the judges, gaining three victories. Not to mention, she also beat out larger-than-life queens like Courtney Act and Adore Delano to win the crown. During her time on the show, she received only one consistent critique: that her looks were a tad repetitive. If Bianca can overcome this minor blemish, she will likely win the finale and snatch the ultimate crown.

And Now We Wait


RuPaul from Drag Race
We’ll have to wait and see.

Every queen on this list has a lot to offer, but until the rumored winner’s edition airs, all we can do is speculate about who could win the crown. In the meantime, let us know who you think would win at @getFANDOM.

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The Shape of Water is the Best Picture of 2017: The 90th Academy Awards were held Sunday night with Oscars going to a wide spread of nominees. But the big winner was Guillermo del Toro and The Shape of Water, which won Best Picture and Best Director. See the full list of winners here, see our highlights of the ceremony here and red carpet favorites…

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BAFTA winners 2018: The full list

And the BAFTA goes to…

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Outstanding British film
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
WINNER – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
WINNER – Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

Best original music
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
WINNER – The Shape of Water

Best makeup & hair
Blade Runner 2049
WINNER – Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best costume design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
WINNER – Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best animated film
WINNER – Coco
Loving Vincent
My Life as a Courgette

Best editing
WINNER – Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best documentary
City of Ghosts
WINNER – I Am Not Your Negro
Icarus
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jane

Outstanding British contribution to cinema
National Film and Television School

Best British short animation
Have Heart
Mamoon
WINNER – Poles Apart

Best British short film
Aamir
WINNER – Cowboy Dave
A Drowning Man
Work
Wren Boys

Best film not in the English language
Elle
First They Killed My Father
WINNER – The Handmaiden
Loveless
The Salesman

Best adapted screenplay
WINNER – Call Me by Your Name
The Death of Stalin
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Molly’s Game
Paddington 2

Best supporting actor
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
WINNER – Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best production design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
WINNER – The Shape of Water

Best special visual effects
WINNER – Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (producers)
WINNER – I Am Not a Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)
Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)
Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (producer)

Best supporting actress
WINNER – Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best sound
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
WINNER – Dunkirk 
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best original screenplay
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
WINNER – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best cinematography
WINNER – Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
WINNER – Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best actress
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
WINNER – Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best director
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
WINNER – Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best film
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
WINNER – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Bafta fellowship
Ridley Scott

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Community Service Award Winners Bring Needed Medical Care to Impoverished Areas

For more than a decade, the David Lawrence Community Service Award has recognized Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians throughout our regions who champion outstanding volunteer activities and initiatives to improve the health of our communities. The annual award is named in honor of David M. Lawrence, MD, former chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals and a lifelong advocate for improving community health.

Two awardees are selected annually in each region for their significant contributions to improving the overall health of a community or population. Their commitments are focused on health and social issues, including increasing access to health care for the underserved, eliminating disparities in health outcomes of racial and ethnic minorities, and addressing the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age that can impact their health.

The 2017 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region winners are Maxwell Cheng, OD, and the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside Volunteer Subgroup of InterFACE. They will each receive a $ 10,000 charitable contribution from Kaiser Permanente to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

Maxwell Cheng, OD

While many of us take for granted the ability to go to the doctor when we are ill or need treatment, about 90 percent of the world’s population lacks access to seeing an eye doctor.

Maxwell Cheng, OD, an optometrist at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, is working hard to change that.

For more than seven years, Dr. Cheng has helped develop and led more than 25 medical missions to Peru, the Philippines, Nepal, Mexico and Jamaica. He has also collaborated with the Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians to coordinate health fairs that provide medical and eye care services to the diverse homeless population on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

“Knowing that I have the ability as a doctor to help such large numbers of people in a profound way, I feel a responsibility to share my skills and experience,” said Dr. Cheng, who uses five weeks of his personal vacation time a year to complete the humanitarian trips.

Dr. Maxwell Cheng examing a young Jamican boy's eye with mother looking on

Dr. Maxwell Cheng provides a young boy in Jamaica his first eye exam and pair of glasses.

Whether Dr. Cheng is performing free eye exams or organizing cataract surgeries to restore sight, assisting victims of natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, or teaching seminars on eye care locally and internationally, his efforts are making a tremendous difference.

He has provided life-changing eye care to thousands of patients living in poverty around the world. For many impoverished families who must choose between eating and buying glasses and medications, the medical mission may be the only place where they can obtain treatment.

Dr. Cheng is building the capacity of other optometrists and individuals in the countries he visits to continue his work well into the future. He offers educational support, serves as a consultant, and shares best practices to support optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic assistants, students and other volunteers on how to improve treatment and conduct effective medical missions.

In areas with few eye doctors, Dr. Cheng often spends many hours educating politicians, physicians and communities about the importance of expert eye care. In Jamaica, for example, many residents are unaware of the extremely high incidence of glaucoma, a disease that will lead to blindness if not diagnosed early and treated.

Dr. Cheng’s work has been well recognized. In addition to media attention in the countries he visits, other recent accolades include:

  • Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians Honoree of the Year 2015
  • Kaiser Permanente Southern California Optometrist of the Year 2016
  • Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Community Star 2017

“If people can see, they can be independent and have more options in life, no matter their ethnic group, socioeconomic class, education level, or where they live or work,” said Dr. Cheng. “Through my humanitarian work, I feel fortunate to be able to help many people lead healthier and more productive, fulfilling lives and to inspire others to get involved.”

Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer group

Congenital and acquired deformities, ranging from facial disfigurements and extra fingers to burn scars, can be debilitating. Those affected often suffer physical pain or disability, as well as endless teasing and stares from strangers.

For nearly three decades, the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer group has traveled three times a year to Mexico to help give impoverished children with complex deformities the best life possible. The group is a subgroup of InterFACE, an international nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California, whose volunteer surgical team offers no-cost, reconstructive surgery for children in need.

“In the United States, if a child has a deformity, there are many more resources to help him or her receive the appropriate medical treatment, regardless if their family can afford it,” said Valerie Sedor, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Fontana Medical Center who has participated in the group for the past 17 years. “In Mexico, children living in poverty will likely never receive care for their deformity, and may needlessly suffer.”

Belinda Shalhoub, a certified registered nurse anesthetist who takes part in the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer

Belinda Shalhoub, a certified registered nurse anesthetist who takes part in the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer, attends to a young girl in Mexicali.

The group of up to 90 medical team members commits to these journeys. The team consists of:  surgeons, anesthetists, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, speech pathologists, translators and other Kaiser Permanente staff who spend three days performing 50 to 75 surgeries in either hospital or mobile operating rooms. The group partners with medical professionals from the U.S. Navy, University of California, San Diego and the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. Team members also collaborate with the Mexican Red Cross and local physicians and nurses, and share their new techniques and best practices.

Each year, the Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Riverside volunteer group travels twice to the border city of Mexicali and once to the city of La Piedad in the state of Michoacán. Since retired Kaiser Permanente anesthesiologist, Douglas Flores, MD, launched the collaboration 27 years ago, the group has performed more than 4,500 life-changing surgeries.

Whether the team repairs a patient’s cleft lip and palate or malformed ear, or removes a hemangioma (noncancerous tumor), “We are dedicated to changing the dire circumstances for every child in need that we encounter,” said Sedor.

The group also provides postoperative care, and if time and resources permit, surgically treats adults with deformities.

The team’s goal is to increase its number of volunteers and surgeries performed in Mexico. Team members help coordinate volunteers, gather the necessary materials and supplies, and partner with other organizations to enhance the group’s capacity. The team is working to expand its much-needed surgeries to a third city in Mexico.

The volunteer group has already received the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Everyday Hero Award for its impressive work. The Mexican media has also recognized the group’s efforts and promotes the program to the residents of Mexico.

“Helping to transform these children’s lives and seeing them and their families so happy is the best reward,” said Sedor.

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Record of the Year

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“The Story of O.J.” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album of the Year

“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song of the Year

“Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“4:44” — JAY-Z
“Issues” — Julia Michaels
“1-800-273-8255” — Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
Lust For Life — Lana Del Rey
Evolve — Imagine Dragons
Rainbow — Kesha
Joanne — Lady Gaga
÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” — Kesha
“Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
“What About Us” — Pink
“Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito (Remix)” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
“Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Rock Album

Emperor of Sand — Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Villains — Queens of the Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding — The War on Drugs

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” — Metallica
“Blood In the Cut” — K. Flay
“Go to War” — Nothing More
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“The Stage” — Avenged Sevenfold

Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell
“Run” — Foo Fighters
“No Good” — Kaleo
“Go to War” — Nothing More

Best Alternative Music Album

Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Humanz — Gorillaz
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast — The National

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Free 6LACK — 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
CTRL — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel the Real — Musiq Soulchild

Best R&B Song

“First Began” — PJ Morton
“Location” — Khalid
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” — SZA
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Performance

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Laugh and Move On” — The Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton feat. the HamilTones
“All the Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

Best Rap Album

4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick lamar
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, the Creator

Best Rap Song

“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“Chase Me” — Danger Mouse feat. Run the Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” — Rapsody
“The Story of O.J.” — JAY-Z

Best Rap Performance

“Bounce Back” — Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
“4:44” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“Bad and Boujee” — Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“PRBLMS” — 6LACK
“Crew” — GoldLink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA feat. Travis Scott

Best Country Album

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song

“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos” — Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

Best Country Solo Performance

“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Losing You” — Alison Krauss
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use a Love Song” — Maren Morris
“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
“You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso

Best Dance Recording

“Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” — Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
“Line of Sight” — Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Americana Album

Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Baby Driver — Various Artists
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 — Various Artists
Hidden Figures: The Album — Various Artists
La La Land — Various Artists
Moana: The Songs — Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
Game of Thrones: Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, & Hans Zimmer, composers
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

“City Of Stars” — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone), from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), from Moana: The Songs
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (ZAYN & Taylor Swift), from Fifty Shades Darker
“Never Give Up” — Sia Furler & Gregg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia), from Lion
“Stand Up For Something” — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day feat. Common), from Marshall

Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical

Calvin Harris
No I.D.
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
The Stereotypes

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) —Michael Bublé
Triplicate — Bob Dylan
In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — Various Artists

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

What If — The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit — Alex Han
Mount Royal — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Bad Hombre — Antonio Sanchez

Best Metal Performance

“Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” — Body Count
“Forever” — Code Orange
“Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
“Clockworks” — Meshuggah

Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass And Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams and Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist; track from Whispers On The Wind by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge
“Dance of Shiva” — Billy Childs, soloist; track from Rebirth by Billy Childs
“Whisper Not” — Fred Hersch, soloist; track from Open Book by Fred Hersch
“Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloist; track from Live @ Ronnie Scott’s by John McLaughlin & the 4th dimension
“Ilimba” — Chris Potter, soloist; track from The Dreamer Is The Dream by Chris Potter

Best Gospel Album

Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams

Best Latin Pop Album

Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Cuidad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira

Best New Age Album

Reflection — Brian Eno
Songversation: Medicine — India.Arie
Dancing On Water — Peter Kater
Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 — Kitaro
Spiral Revelation — Steve Roach

Best Comedy Album

The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart

Best Music Video

Up All Night — Beck
Makeba — Jain
The Story Of O.J. — JAY-Z
Humble. — Kendrick Lamar
1-800-273-8255 — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Astrophysics for People In a Hurry — Neil Degrasse Tyson
Born to Run — Bruce Springsteen
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter — Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher

Best Musical Theater Album

Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Hello, Dolly!


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Fashion Scout Unveils Winners for The Ones to Watch Award

NEW FACES: Fashion Scout, an international showcase that aids emerging talent, has unveiled winners of The Ones to Watch award for London Fashion Week fall 2018. They are Maddie Williams, Zhi Chen’s I Am Chen, Susan Fang and Kristel Kuslapuu.
“We are excited to have expanded the award across the catwalk and presentation studio to fit with our winner’s creative views,” said Fashion Scout founder and director Martyn Roberts. “We have a bold and colorful eclectic mix of designers from diverse cultures.”
Launched in 2006, Fashion Scout has worked with, and supported designers including Iris Van Herpen, Peter Pilotto, Eudon Choi and David Koma with dedicated showcases meant to attract press and buyers.
Fashion Scout will mount its Ones to Watch Catwalk show during London Fashion Week on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in The Vestibule Catwalk.
The Ones to Watch Presentation will take place on Feb. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Presentation Studio, Freemasons’ Hall.
Williams, Chen and Fang will take part in a collective showcase in the Vestibule Catwalk Hall, while Kuslapuu will present her range within the Fashion Scout Presentation studio.
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The Week in Movie News: Golden Globes Winners, Black Widow and Kitty Pryde Go Solo and More

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Marvel's Black Widow movie is moving forward: Fans wishing for a Black Widow solo movie are in luck, as Marvel has put the wheels further in motion and hired TiMER filmmaker Jac Schaeffer to write the screenplay. Read more here.

 

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Elite World Names Winners of Annual Contest

MILAN — Model management company Elite World announced the name of the winners of its annual Elite Model Look contest during the grand final hosted in Milan on Wednesday. Last year, the final was hosted in Lisbon.
Russian model Valeria Chenskaya, 15, and Brazilian talent Antonio Freitas, 17, were named overall winners of the 34th edition of the modeling contest by a committee of Elite agents and a jury chaired by company’s president Vick Mihaci and comprising designer Lorenzo Serafini, fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura and models Mark Vanderloo, Tony Ward and Natasa Vojnovic.
As part of the prize, Chenskaya and Freitas will receive contracts worth 150,000 euros and 50,000 euros, respectively.

Elite Model Look’s winners Valeria Chenskaya and Antonio Freitas. 
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Hailing from 36 countries, 63 contestants  — 34 women and 29 men — were in the grand final, which draw an audience of 1,500 people at the city’s MiCo Fiera Congressi venue. The event showcased the candidates walking on the runway multiple times, in addition to featuring dancing routines and live music performances from French DJs Ofenbach and pop duo AaRON.
During the final, the jury also awarded other 13 contestants, electing the competition’s top 15 winners. The 10 girls and five boys elected,

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LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes led the pack at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, taking home “Best Song,” “Best Artist,” and “Biggest Fans” awards, in a show that featured performances from French Montana, The Killers and Kesha.


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$52 Million Lottery Winner’s Plans to Rebuild Historic Black Community

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After winning a $ 52 million lottery jackpot in 2010, Miguel Pilgram used his winnings to launch his own real estate company, The Pilgram Group, and invest in properties across South Florida. Now, the successful businessman is committed to reviving Sistrunk Boulevard, a notorious corridor in downtown Fort Lauderdale once known as a thriving Main Street for African Americans.

 

 

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Known as the “historical heartbeat of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest black community,” Sistrunk Boulevard runs through the city’s black business district. It was named after James Sistrunk, a black physician who helped establish the first African American hospital in Broward County in 1938. During this time, segregation laws banned African Americans who lived west of the tracks from crossing over to the east side after dark.

After desegregation, Sistrunk Boulevard gradually declined into an area plagued by gun violence and riddled with drugs and abandoned buildings. To restore the distressed community to its original days of glory, Pilgram has purchased three buildings and plans to build a jazz lounge, blues lounge, restaurants, and a center for performing arts.

“For me, it’s [about] preserving the community as a whole,” Pilgram told an NBC local affiliate station in South Florida, adding that Sistrunk was once a hub of “success for businessmen.”

According to community activist and legal specialist Edduard Prince, foreign developers are “drooling” to invest in Sistrunk. However, far too often, areas like Sistrunk are then stripped of their cultural identity while native residents are pushed out through gentrification.

“The black residents of the community know that they’re in [a] prime location, they know that they’ve been fighting for years, and developers are drooling over the property,” Prince told the station.

Pilgram’s plan for development, however, is to preserve the area for local residents. “I was raised in a similar environment,” he told The Sun-Sentinel. “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.”

 

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‘The X Factor’ Winners Alex & Sierra Announce Split as a Couple and Musical Duo

Say it isn’t so! Alex & Sierra, winners of The X Factor season 3, are no longer together romantically or musically.

In fact, the Florida-based duo — comprised of Alex Kinsey, 25, and Sierra Deaton, 26, — broke up a while ago and decided to break the news to fans on Friday, September 1, via Twitter.

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The “Stranger Things” kids, once again, stole the show. 

Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo looked very dapper while walking the red carpet at the 2017 Golden Globes on Sunday. The actors, who play the ultimate foursome of friends on the Netflix hit, were all smiles as they mingled with Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars of film and TV. 

Their co-star Millie Bobby Brown ― Eleven, duh! ― walked the red carpet solo. (She said she couldn’t walk with the boys since her car arrived late.) Brown posed for photographers in a short, silver sequined dress.

“Stranger Things” is nominated for Best Television Series, Drama. Winona Ryder, who plays Joyce Byers on the series, is also nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama. 

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Critics’ Choice Awards: Complete Winners List

 

The Critics’ Choice Awards are here!

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association have made their picks, officially kicking awards season into full swing.

In film, La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival are looking home to take home top honors. On the small screen, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story scored the most nominations, with Game of Thrones and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt close behind.

This year’s awards, hosted by T.J. Miller and presented in partnership with Entertainment Weekly, are airing live Sunday night on A&E starting at 8 p.m. ET. Check back throughout the night as the winners are revealed.

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Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Lion
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Sully

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Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Tom Hanks – Sully
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Arrival
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis – Fences
Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Janelle Monáe – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Alex R. Hibbert – Moonlight
Lewis MacDougall – A Monster Calls
Madina Nalwanga – Queen of Katwe
Sunny Pawar — Lion
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
20th Century Women
Fences
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins — Moonlight
Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou – The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Nichols – Loving
Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Luke Davies – Lion
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Eric Heisserer – Arrival
Todd Komarnicki – Sully
Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi – Hidden Figures
August Wilson – Fences

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Stéphane Fontaine – Jackie
James Laxton – Moonlight
Seamus McGarvey – Nocturnal Animals
Linus Sandgren – La La Land
Bradford Young – Arrival

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival – Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock
Jackie – Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery
La La Land – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Live by Night – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross – La La Land
John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge
Blu Murray – Sully
Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon — Moonlight
Joe Walker – Arrival

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Colleen Atwood – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Consolata Boyle – Florence Foster Jenkins
Madeline Fontaine – Jackie
Joanna Johnston – Allied
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh – Love & Friendship
Mary Zophres – La La Land

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
Jackie
Star Trek Beyond

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
A Monster Calls
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Trolls
Zootopia

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange
Matt Damon – Jason Bourne
Chris Evans – Captain America: Civil War
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Gal Gadot – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Scarlett Johansson – Captain America: Civil War
Margot Robbie – Suicide Squad
Tilda Swinton – Doctor Strange

BEST COMEDY
Central Intelligence
Deadpool
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar!
The Nice Guys

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ryan Gosling – The Nice Guys
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Dwayne Johnson – Central Intelligence
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship
Sally Field – Hello, My Name Is Doris
Kate McKinnon – Ghostbusters
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
10 Cloverfield Lane
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
Star Trek Beyond
The Witch

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Elle
The Handmaiden
Julieta
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

BEST SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
“How Far I’ll Go” — Moana
“The Rules Don’t Apply” – Rules Don’t Apply

BEST SCORE
Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
Micachu – Jackie
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion

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BEST COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta (FX)
Black-ish (ABC)
Fleabag (Amazon)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (FOX)
Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
Bill Hader, Documentary Now, IFC
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk, (Starz)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Allison Janney, Mom, (CBS)
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Allison Williams, Girls (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory, (CBS)
Larry David, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Lisa Kudrow, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Liam Neeson, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
Son of Zorn (FOX)
South Park (Comedy Central)
The Simpsons (FOX)

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
MasterChef Junior (FOX)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Skin Wars (GSN)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Chopped (Food Network)
Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Chrisley Knows Best (USA)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
Ice Road Truckers (History)
Intervention (A&E)
Naked and Afraid (Discovery)

BEST TALK SHOW
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Ted Allen, Chopped (Food Network)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent (NBC)
Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC)
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL (Lifetime)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sam Heughan, Outlander (Starz)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards (Netflix)
Lisa Bonet, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards (Netflix)
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife (CBS)
Jared Harris, The Crown (Netflix)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead (AMC)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Killing Reagan (National Geographic)
Roots (History)
The Night Manager (AMC)
The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)
Tim Matheson, Killing Reagan (National Geographic)
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J Simpson (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Lane Garrison, Roots (History)
Frank Langella, All the Way (HBO)
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC)
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Forest Whitaker, Roots (History)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Cynthia Nixon, Killing Reagan (National Geographic)
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)
Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager (AMC)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Sarah Lancashire, The Dresser (Starz)
Melissa Leo, All the Way (HBO)
Anna Paquin, Roots (History)
Emily Watson, The Dresser (Starz)

EW ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Ryan Reynolds


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Oscar Winners Thank God A Lot In Acceptance Speeches, But Not As Often As You’d Think

Oscar winners always thank God, right?

Wrong.

The stars who win big at the Oscars aren’t looking to heaven during their acceptance speeches — they’re looking at Steven Spielberg.

The renowned American film director is thanked more often during Oscars acceptance speeches than the Good Lord Almighty himself, Vocativ reports.

With the 87th Academy Awards slated to air on Sunday, Vocativ mined through 1,396 acceptance speeches currently archived on Academy’s website to measure who got the most “Thank Yous” from winners.

Spielberg came in at number one, with 42 mentions, followed by Harvey Weinstein, James Cameron, George Lucas, Peter Jackson. God came in at number six, with just 19 mentions.

It should be noted that a number of acceptance speeches from the earliest years of the awards haven’t yet been added to the Academy’s acceptance speech database. As a result, Vocativ’s survey isn’t conclusive.

Still, it seems the dream-come-true moment inspires many winners to give thanks to forces greater than themselves. Here are a few of the celebrities who gave God a thumbs up during their time in the spotlight.

Winner: Haing S. Ngor
Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Supporting Role
Film Title: The Killing Fields
Presenter: Linda Hunt
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

This unbelievable, but so is my entire life. . . And I thank God Buddah that tonight I’m even here. Thank you very much. Thank you.

Winner: Prince
Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song Score)
Film Title: Purple Rain
Presenter: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

This is very unbelievable. I could’ve never imagined this in my wildest dreams. And I would like to thank the Academy . . . and most of all, God. Thank you very much.

Winner: To Richard Williams for the animation direction of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”
Year: 1988 (61st) Academy Awards
Category: Special Achievement Award
Film Title: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Presenter: Robin Williams, Charles Fleischer
Date & Venue: March 29, 1989; Shrine Civic Auditorium

Thank you very much, members of the Academy and Carl Bell. I have to thank, first, Steven Spielberg for having the enormous prestige to mid-wife the whole thing and get all those different, competing cartoons in the same movie. Then to Jeffrey Katzenberg, who kept his cool under tremendous duress, and thank God or I wouldn’t be here tonight.

Winner: Tom Hanks
Year: 1993 (66th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film Title: Philadelphia
Presenter: Emma Thompson
Date & Venue: March 21, 1994; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

I know that my work in this case is magnified by the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded with angels. We know their names. They number a thousand for each one of the red ribbons that we wear here tonight. They finally rest in the warm embrace of the gracious creator of us all. A healing embrace that cools their fevers, that clears their skin, and allows their eyes to see the simple, self-evident, common sense truth that is made manifest by the benevolent creator of us all and was written down on paper by wise men, tolerant men, in the city of Philadelphia two hundred years ago. God bless you all. God have mercy on us all. And God bless America.

Winner: Mel Gibson
Year: 1995 (68th) Academy Awards
Category: Directing
Film Title: Braveheart
Presenter: Robert Zemeckis
Date & Venue: March 25, 1996; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

I’d like to thank the Academy first of all. . . And God, for indulging me in this tiny moment.

Winner: Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Year: 1996 (69th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Supporting Role
Film Title: Jerry Maguire
Presenter: Mira Sorvino
Date & Venue: March 24, 1997; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center

God, I love you. Hallelujah. Thank you, Father God, for putting me through what you put me through, but I’m here and I’m happy.

Winner: Denzel Washington
Year: 2001 (74th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film Title: Training Day
Presenter: Julia Roberts
Date & Venue: March 24, 2002; Kodak Theatre

Oh, God is good. God is great. God is great. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all.

Winner: Adrien Brody
Year: 2002 (75th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film Title: The Pianist
Presenter: Halle Berry
Date & Venue: March 23, 2003; Kodak Theatre

This is, you know, it fills me with great joy, but I am also filled with a lot of sadness tonight because I’m accepting an award at such a strange time. And, you know, my experiences in making this film made me very aware of the sadness and the dehumanization of people at times of war, and the repercussions of war. And whomever you believe in, if it’s God or Allah, may He watch over you. And let’s pray for a peaceful and swift resolution.

Winner: Conrad L. Hall (accepted by his son, Conrad W. Hall)
Year: 2002 (75th) Academy Awards
Category: Cinematography
Film Title: Road to Perdition
Presenter: Julia Roberts
Date & Venue: March 23, 2003; Kodak Theatre
[Ed. note: Mr. Conrad L. Hall passed away in January of 2003.]

It’s been said that God gives each and every one of us the gift of life and what we do with that life is our gift back to Him. I can’t think of a better gift than my father. Dad, wherever you are, you will be gone but you’ll never be forgotten. Thank you.

Winner: Forest Whitaker
Year: 2006 (79th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film Title: The Last King of Scotland
Presenter: Reese Witherspoon
Date & Venue: February 25, 2007; Kodak Theatre

I want to thank my mom and my dad; I want to thank my wife Keisha, my children, my ancestors who continue to guide my steps, and God, God who believes in us all and who’s given me this moment in this lifetime that I will hopefully carry to the end of my lifetime into the next lifetime. Thank you.

Winner: Jennifer Hudson
Year: 2006 (79th) Academy Awards
Category: Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Title: Dreamgirls
Presenter: George Clooney
Date & Venue: February 25, 2007; Kodak Theatre

Oh my God. I have to just take this moment in. I cannot believe this. Look what God can do. . . Wow. Oh my God. Unbelievable cast. I’d like to thank the Academy. Definitely have to thank God, I guess, again. I can’t believe this. Wow, I don’t know what to say but I thank you all for helping me keep the faith even when I didn’t believe. Thank you and God bless you all.

Winner: A.R. Rahman
Year: 2008 (81st) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Score)
Film Title: Slumdog Millionaire
Presenter: Zac Efron, Alicia Keys
Date & Venue: February 22, 2009; Kodak Theatre

I want to tell something in Tamil, which says, which I normally say after every award, which is: Ella puhazhum iraivanukke. “God is great.” Thank you.

Winner: Written by Dustin Lance Black
Year: 2008 (81st) Academy Awards
Category: Writing (Original Screenplay)
Film Title: Milk
Presenter: Steve Martin, Tina Fey
Date & Venue: February 22, 2009; Kodak Theatre

When I was thirteen years old, my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas, to California, and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life. It gave me the hope one day I could live my life openly as who I am and that maybe even I could even fall in love and one day get married. I wanna, I wanna thank my mom, who has always loved me for who I am even when there was pressure not to. But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us thirty years ago, I think he’d want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by the government or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and that no matter what anyone tells you God does love you, and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you,God, for giving us Harvey Milk.

Winner: Oprah Winfrey
Year: 2011 (84th) Academy Awards
Category: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Presenter: Lawrence Gordon, John Travolta, Maria Shriver, Ayanna Hall
Date & Venue: November 12, 2011; The Governors Awards (Grand Ballroom, Hollywood & Highland Center)

The first line of the book [The Color Purple] is, “Dear God, I’m fourteen years old…” And I had lived that life and couldn’t imagine that someone was able to put into words what I had already experienced. And so began this journey that I was able to really understand that God’s hand, or power greater than myself, “the forces,” as Sidney Poitier calls them, were engaged in leading my life to a plane and a level that I had not even imagined. But I released myself to those forces, and literally said inside myself, “Thy will be done.”

Winner: Matthew McConaughey
Year: 2013 (86th) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film Title: Dallas Buyers Club
Presenter: Jennifer Lawrence
Date & Venue: March 2, 2014; Dolby Theatre

First off, I want to thank God, ’cause that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton, who said, “When you’ve got God, you’ve got a friend. And that friend is you.”

Winner: Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers (Janet Friesen accepted for her husband; accompanied on stage by film subject Darlene Love)
Year: 2013 (86th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Feature)
Film Title: 20 Feet from Stardom
Presenter: Bradley Cooper
Date & Venue: March 2, 2014; Dolby Theatre

Darlene Love: Lord God, I praise you and I am so happy to be here representing the ladies of “20 Feet from Stardom.” [Sings:] “I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free. ‘Cause His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.” Alton, I love you.


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National Book Award Winners 2013

The 2013 National Book Awards were held tonight. Awards were given in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People’s Literature, and Poetry. The winners are:

Fiction: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Nonfiction: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

Young People’s Literature: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

Poetry: Incarnadine by Mary Szybist

Perhaps the most notable literary prize in America, the National Book Awards are in their 64th year. Past winners have included a few forgotten talents, but also many revered literary greats – Saul Bellow and William Faulkner, to name a few.

This year was the first time the National Book Foundation released both a long list and a short list of nominees. The short list for Fiction differed from those of recent years, in that it featured no debut authors.

Whether the awards accurately predict which books will catch fire with the American public has been a point of contention among writers. Critic James Wood called literary awards “the new reviews,” but Salon’s Laura Miller has called the National Book Awards “irrelevant.” The prominence of last year’s winners implies otherwise: Louise Erdrich took home the Fiction award for The Round House, and New Yorker veteran Katherine Boo, who’d previously won both a Pulitzer and a MacArthur Fellowship, snagged a win for her moving story of poverty in India, Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
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