The BRIT Awards 2012: Full Winners List!

So the biggest night in UK music just happened, but unlike the Grammy’s the previous week, the BRIT Awards lacked a certain je ne sais quoi. Admittedly, the performances were really good: Bruno Mars and Adele both put on a pitch perfect amazing performance, Rihanna raised the energy levels with an uptempo fun rendition of her number one smash hit single “We Found Love”,  Ed Sheeren and Florence and the Machine showcased Britsh talent at its best and Blur took us down memory lane with some  Brit-pop 90’s classics.

But even with all those great performances, the show was still a little lackluster. But it was a great showcase for British music none-the-less.

A HUGE congrats to Ed Sheeran for bagging two gongs and Rihanna and Bruno Mars for winning international male and female artist.  Also well done to One Direction on getting their first ever BRIT Award (such lovely handsome young  lads). And a special congratulations to Adele,  who also bagged two awards. But shame on the BRITs organizers for doing a Kanye on her, by cutting her off before she got the chance to make an acceptance speech after winning the biggest prize of the night. But hey, no need to feel sorry for Adele, she’s no Taylor Swift, the feisty singer stuck her fingers up, telling the organizers to F%@K OFF for their rude interruption – you go girl! Adele’s from Tottenham, don’t get it twisted.

Check out a video clip below:

Anyway, here’s the full list of all of tonight’s winners:

BRIT Awards 2012 – Winners List:

Critics’ Choice Award – Emeli Sande
Outstanding Achievement Award – Blur
Best British Female – Adele
Best International Male – Bruno Mars
Best International Female – Rihanna
Best British Male – Ed Sheeran
Best British Group – Coldplay 
Best International Group – Foo Fighters
British Breakthrough Act – Ed Sheeran
International Breakthrough Act – Lana Del Rey 
Best British Album –  Adele
Best British Single – One Direction

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Grammy’s 2012 – Full Winners List!

Adele was the undisputed champ of the Grammy’s, taking home all six awards she was nominated for. Other big winners of the night were Foo Fighters, who nabbed four gongs and Kanye West, who also won four – but failed to turn up. Chris Brown was the comeback kid, For the past couple of years Breezy has being pretty much banned from the ceremony after his 2009 bust with then-girlfriend Rihanna, but not only did Breezy perform, he also took home a award best R&B album.

Congrats to all of the winners and nominees: here is a complete list of winners at the 2012 Grammy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

 Pop vocal album: Adele’s 21

Album of the year: Adele’s 21

Record of the year: Adele’s Rolling the Deep

Best pop solo performance: Adele’s Someone Like You

Song of the year: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

Short-form music video: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

Best rock performance: Foo Fighters’ Wal

Long-form music video: Foo Fighters’ Back and Forth

Hard rock/metal performance: Foo Fighters’ White Limo

Rock song: Foo Fighters’ Walk

Rock Album: Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light

Best rap performance: Otis, by Kanye West and Jay-Z

Rap performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis

Best new artist: Bon Iver

Alternative music album: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver

Country duo/group performance: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow

Folk album: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow

Country solo performance: Taylor Swift’s Mean

Country song: Taylor Swift’s Mean

Dance recording: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Dance/electronica album: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

R&B album: Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.

Country album: Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night

Recording package: Caroline Robert’s Scenes from The Suburbs, for Arcade Fire

Pop duo/group performance: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse’s Body and Soul

Pop instrumental album: Booker T. Jones’ The Road from Memphis

Traditional pop vocal album: Tony Bennett and various artists’ Duets II

R&B performance: Corinne Bailey Rae’s Is This Love

Traditional R&B performance: Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona’s Fool for You

R&B song: Cee Lo Green and Co.’s Fool for You

Rap/sung collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie’s All of the Lights

Rap song: All of the Lights

Rap album: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

New age album: Pet Metheny’s What’s It All About

Improvised jazz solo: Chick Corea’s 500 Miles High

Jazz vocal album: Terri Lyne Carrington and various artists’ The Mosaic Project

Jazz instrumental: Corea, Clarke and White’s Forever

Large jazz ensemble: Christian McBride Big Band’s The Good Feeling

Gospel/contemporary Christian music performance: Le’Andria Johnson’s Jesus

Gospel song: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear

Contemporary Christian music song: Laura Story’s Blessings

Gospel album: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear

Contemporary Christian music album: Chris Tomlin’s And If Our God Is For Us…

Latin pop, rock or urban album: Mana’s Drama Y Luz

Regional Mexican or Tejano album: Pepe Aguilar’s Bicentenario

Bands or Norteno album: Los Tigres Del Norte’s Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends

 Tropical Latin album: Cachao’s The Last Mambo

Americana album: Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman

Bluegrass album: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane

Blues album: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator

Regional roots music album: Rebirth Brass Band’s Rebirth of New Orleans

Reggae album: Stephen Marley’s Revelatino Pt. 1: The Root of Life

World music album: Tinariwen’s Tassili

Children’s album: All About Bullies… Big & Small

Spoken world album (includes poetry, audio books and story telling): Betty White’s If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)

Comedy album: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious

Musical theatre album: The Book of Mormom

Compilation soundtrack for visual media: Boardwalk Empire: Vol. 1

Score soundtrack for visual media: Alexandre Desplat’s The King’s Speech

Song written for visual media: I See the Light (from Tangled)

Instrumental composition: Bela Fleck and Howard Levy’s Life in Eleven

Instrumental arrangement: Gordon Goodwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist: Jorge Calandrelli’s Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me), for Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah

Boxed or special limited edition package: Dave Bett and Michelle Holme’s The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

Album notes: Hear Me Howling: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s

Historical album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)

Engineered album, non-classical: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane

Producer of the year, non-classical: Paul Epworth

Remixed recording, non-classical: Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

Surround sound album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

Engineered album, classical: Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Producer of the year, classical: Judith Sherman

Orchestral performance: Brahms, Symphony No. 4 by Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

 Opera recording: Adams: Doctor Atomic

Choral performance: Light & Gold – Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

Small-ensemble performance: Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide

Classical instrumental solo: Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Christopher Lamb, Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Nashville Symphony

Classical vocal solo: Joyce DiDonato with Kazushi Ono and Orchestre de l’Opera National de Lyon with Choeur de l’Opera National de Lyon for Diva Divo

Contemporary classical composition: Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Elmer Gantry

BAFTAS 2012: Winners List!

French silent movie The Artist(which I still haven’t seen yet and probably wont anytime anytime soon) was the King of The BAFTAs, taking home six awards, including best actor and the coverted best picture gong. The British equivalent to the Oscars was a celeb packed affair, with the likes of Hollywood royalty Brad Brit (swoon), George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Martin Scorsese all in attendance.

While Hollywood hunks Pitt and Clooney went home empty handed, Brit actor Adam Deacon took the Orange Rising Star award (CONGRATS). The Hackney born actor has been doing his thiing for many years now, so it was great to see him be recognised on such a huge level.

Anyway, here’s the full list of all the winners.

Best Film

Winner – The Artist (dir. Michel Hazanavicius)

Nominees

The Help (dir. Tate Taylor)

Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

The Descendants (dir. Alexander Payne)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson)

Alexander Korda Award For Outstanding British Film Of The Year

Winner  – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson)

Nominees

My Week With Marilyn (Simon Curtis)

Shame (Steve McQueen)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (dir. Lynne Ramsey)

Senna (Asif Kapadia)

Best Actor

Winner  – Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Nominees

George Clooney (The Descendants)

Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Actress

Winner  – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Nominees

Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)

Viola Davis (The Help)

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Best Supporting Actor

Winner  – Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Nominees

Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn)

Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady)

Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides Of March)

Best Supporting Actress

Winner – Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Nominees  

Judi Dench (My Week With Marilyn)

Jessica Chastain (The Help)

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)

Carey Mulligan (Drive)

David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction

Winner – Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Nominees

Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Lynne Ramsey (We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Nicolas Wining Refn (Drive)

Best Screenplay (Original)

Winner – Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Nominees

Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

John Michael McDonagh (The Guard)

Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)

Best Screenplay (Adapted)

Winner – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Nominees

Tate Taylor (The Help)

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon (The Ides Of March)

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball)

Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music

Winner – Ludovic Bource (The Artist)

Nominees

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Howard Shore (Hugo)

John Williams (War Horse)

Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Cinematography

Winner – Guillaume Schiffman (The Artist)

Nominees

Jeff Cronenweth (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Robert Richardson (Hugo)

Janusz Kaminski (War Horse)

Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Best Animated Feature Film

Winner – Rango (dir. Gore Verbinski)

Nominees

Arthur Christmas (dir. Sarah Smith, Barry Cook)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (dir. Steven Spielberg)

Best Film Not In The English Language

Winner – The Skin I Live In (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)

Nominees

Incendies (dir. Deni Villeneuve)

Pina (Wim Wenders)

Potiche (Francois Ozon)

A Separation (Asqhar Farhadi)

BET Awards 2011: Pictures + Full Winners List!

Chris Brown

Here in the UK we were all caught up with Beyonce fever last night as she tore down Glastonbury, but over in the States yesterday was all about the BET Awards and the night belonged to Chris Brown, who picked up the five gongs, including the coveted honour of Viewers’ Choice. The R&B star also collected the awards for Best Male R&B Artist, FANdemonium, Best Collaboration and Video Of The Year at the Los Angeles ceromony.

Below are pictures from the red carpet and the full winners list:

BET Awards 2011 – winners list:

Video of the Year: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Video Director of the Year: Chris Robinson
Best Female R&B Artist: Jennifer Hudson
Best Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
Best Collaboration: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Best New Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Best Group: Diddy-Dirty Money
Viewers’ Choice: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Best Gospel Artist: Mary Mary
YoungStars Award: Willow Smith and Jaden Smith
Centric Award: Marsha Ambrosius
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Idris Elba
Best Movie: ‘For Coloured Girls’
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Michael Vick
Best International Act: Africa: 2face Idibia (Nigeria) and D’banj (Nigeria)
Best International Act: United Kingdom: Tinie Tempah
FANdemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Patti LaBelle
Humanitarian Award: Steve Harvey

Oscars 2011: Best Dressed!

Halle Berry looked divine at last night’s Oscars. Her nude crystal encrusted Marchesa gown was my favourite pick of the night. She looked radiant and absolutely stunning. This woman does not age.

Below are some other red carpet style queens from last night’s Oscars….

Bringing sexy back: The 26-year-old opted for a raspberry coloured lace Dolce & Gabbana confectionBringing sexy back: The 26-year-old opted for a raspberry coloured lace Dolce & Gabbana confection

Newly-single Scarlett Johansson looked sultry in this sexy lace purple Dolce & Gabbana number.

Jennifer Hudson Oscar Dress 3

A slimed down Jennifer Husdon looked amazing in Versace.

Purple reign: Black Swan star Mila Kunis dazzled in a plunging Elie Saab haute couture dress

The Black Swan’s Mila Kunis looked like a goddess in this beautiful haute couture dress by Elie Saab.

Oscars host: Anne Hathaway, who was styled by Rachel Zoe, wore a bold strapless dress by Valentino

Red was a popular colour on the night, host Anne Hathaway looked fabulous in Valentino.

Double take: Sandra Bullock also opted for a red dress, however her was designed by Vera Wang

Sandra Bullock looked beautiful as always in this red Vera Wang number.

And someone who didn’t quite get it right…. but does she ever?!

Flying the flag: The actress,who worked with costume designer Coleen Atwood on her dress, flashed a Union Jack that she had tied to her leg

And not forgetting the guys, The Social Network star Justin Timberlake looked dapper in a black suit, accompanied with a bow tie. The singer/actor bought his mum as his date – awww.

Isn't that sweet: Social Network star Justin Timberlake took his mother Lynn Harless along for the occasion

Oscars 2011: Winners

Last night was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and Brit film The King’s Speech was the biggest winner of the night. Tom Hooper‘s critically acclaimed adaptation about King George VI’s stammer, took home four gongs, including ‘Best Picture’ and its lead actor Colin Firth won ‘Best Actor’. Natalie Portman won ‘Best Actress’ and The Social Network and Inception were also big winners last night.

Below is the full list of all the winners from The Oscars 2011:

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Original Song: “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3), music and lyrics by Randy Newman

Film Editing: The Social Network

Visual Effects: Inception

Documentary Feature: Inside Job

Live Action Short Film: God of Love

Documentary Short Subject: Strangers No More

Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland

Makeup: The Wolfman

Sound Editing: Inception

Sound Mixing: Inception

Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Foreign Language Film: In a Better World (Denmark)

Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

Animated Short Film: The Lost Thing

Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Cinematography: Inception

Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland

The Grammy Awards In Pictures!

Rihanna

Last night saw the annual Grammy awards and as always it never disapoints. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lady Gaga for coming out in an egg. Who does that? It’s Genius. Well I suppose she had to out do her VMA meat dress and my God did she.

The Grammys is the night where a lot of females put on their best frocks and hope to dominate the fashion and gossip pages, but there’s no outshining Gaga. This woman has got it on lock. Everyone else just comes second to her when it comes to stealing the limelight. Luvs it.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

Check out some pics from the fabulous night:

Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow

Willow Smith and Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj

Rihanna and Drake

Usher and Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Rihanna and Eminem

BAFTA Awards 2011 | Full Winners List!

Last night was the BAFTA Awards and there was no suprise that The King’s Speech swept the board. Below is the full list of all the winners:

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMThe King’s Speech, Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER – Four Lions – Chris Morris (Director/Writer)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY- The King’s Speech David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Toy Story 3 – Michael Arndt

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Søren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev

SUPPORTING ACTOR – Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech

ORIGINAL MUSIC – The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat

EDITING – The Social Network – Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN – Inception – Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat

COSTUME DESIGN – Alice In Wonderland – Colleen Atwood

SOUND – Inception – Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS – Inception – Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb

MAKE UP & HAIR – Alice In Wonderland – Valli O’Reilly, Paul Gooch

SHORT ANIMATION – The Eagleman Stag – Michael Please

SHORT FILM – Until The River Runs Red – Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD – Tom Hardy

THE ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP – Sir Christopher Lee

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA – The Harry Potter films