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SAG Awards 2015: Winners often go on to win Oscars

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The Screen Actors Guild awards have become an accurate predictor for the Oscars, largely because actors’ union members who vote in the SAG comprise the Academy’s largest voting block.

If the winners of Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild awards seem particularly excited on their way up to the podium, it isn’t completely an act.

Cate Blanchett accepts an award at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She went on to win best actress at the Academy Awards. -- Image credit: WIRE

Now in its 21st installment, the SAG awards have been an accurate predictor of next month’s acting Oscars, largely because the 111,228 actors’ union members who vote for the SAG-gies comprise the Academy’s largest voting bloc.

Last year’s Academy Award winners — best actor Matthew McConaughey, best actress Cate Blanchett, and supporting actors Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto — all took home SAG statuettes first.

The ensemble category, however, have been less of a barometer of Oscar gold: The cast of “American Hustle” took the SAG trophy last year — but then watched as “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture.

This year’s SAG awards had the requisite pre-show controversy, thanks to a nominees list without Bradley Cooper and the ensemble cast of “American Sniper.”

Going into Sunday night, industry watchers considered the outstanding leading male actor too close to call between Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”). Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) rounded out that category, but were considered longshots.

“As an actor you pour everything you have into every role you do, there’s something alchemic that’s happens a film, you don’t know how it will be received,” Redmayne, who plays the ALS-stricken physicist Stephen Hawking, said as he entered Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. “And the fact that so many people seem to.

Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) was considered the favorite for the leading actress award, though Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) had earned some buzz. Though she was shut out for an Oscar nom, Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”), can take solace in the old adage, “It’s an honor just to be nominated” (albeit for a SAG). Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) and Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) were the other two nominees.

J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) are considered the overwhelming favorites in the supporting actor categories.

Considerably more drama awaited on the television side, where the above-the-marquee talent vying for the best actor in a drama series included Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Woody Harrelson and McConaughey (“True Detective”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”).

Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Julianne Margulies (“The Good Wife”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”) and Robin Wright (“The Good Wife”) are up for best actress in a drama series.

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Media Guru ‘Steven Escobar’ from Diversity News Magazine Nominated for 2014 LGBT Hero Awards

On July 22, 2014 it was reveal the 2014 LGBT Hero Awards nominees! Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine from the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies is excited to announce that they found out on 7-23-2014 that their very own online magazine received an official nomination as Online Magazine of The Year: Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar.

“Breaking Spoiler News! An official press release will be issue soon but now please VOTE for us. I just found today 7-23-2004 that (we) I have been nominated for 2014 LGBT Hero Awards for “ONLINE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR”: Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar. Please go online and visit website at http://www.lgbtheroawards.com/nominees.html and vote for (us) me. Thank you for your support.” said Steven Escobar, President and executive editor-in-chief of Diversity News Magazine.

Remember to vote for us and save the date! to attend the awards ceremony at The LGBT Hero Awards 2014 to be held at Circus Disco located at 6655 Santa Monica Blvd. (Behind Arena) in Hollywood, CA 90038 on Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm. Victoria Ruiz is the Executive Producer and Creator and Xavier Mejia is the event Co-Producer and Creative Director.

As date of this press release Diversity News Magazine is a media partner of the 30th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2014 benefiting AIDS Walk Los Angeles and media/member of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA. Also voting member of The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) and honoree and member of The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA).

Photo credit to: Alireza Kia for DiversityNewsMagazine.com

Photo credit: Alireza Kia for DiversityNewsMagazine.com

“I am very happy that finally since 2003 I (we) have been working in covering and featuring LGBT people/events and to get nominated means so much for me and our organizations. I want you who do not know what means Diversity is: “The beauties of nature come in all colors. The strengths of humankind come in many forms. Every human being is wonderfully unique. All of us contribute in different ways. When we learn to honor the difference, and appreciate the mix. We find harmony.” concluded Mr. Escobar.

DiversityNewsMagazine.com published by DiversityNewsPublications.com have affiliate partnerships for media content with the following news and entertainment leader companies – MediaMax Online via EPK TV, PartyBy5.com, The Miss Universe Organization, ABC Television Network, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Inc via NBC Universal Media Village, Fox Broadcasting Company via Fox Flash, Summit Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment, Conscience Entertainment, Studio One via Men’s Life Today, Repost.Us, Film District Publicity and many more.

Diversity News Magazine by Diversity News Publications are working with some of the finest advertising organizations in the world such as Google Ad Sense by Google.com, Rakuten LinkShare Corporation, Chitika, Inc., Share A Sale, Blip TV by Maker Studios, YouTube, MGM Resorts International, Advertising.com part of AOL Advertising.com Group, Amazon, Career Builder, Lijit Networks Inc., Sazze, Inc. dba ProGrids, and many more.

Once again we ask our colleagues, fans, supporters, friends, family, advertisers and sponsors to please go online and visit website at http://www.lgbtheroawards.com/nominees.html and vote for (us) me. Look for section “ONLINE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR”: Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar to vote.

Remember that you are welcome to vote once a day. The last day to vote is on Friday, August 22, 2014, at midnight (Pacific Standard Time). 

The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies wants to congratulate all the nominees and we wish them good luck and hope to see them soon at the ceremony awards.

Complete List of the official 2014 nominees.

TRANS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Mireya Aguirre
Drian Juarez
Natalie La Dupont
Morena Lopez
Gipsy Rodriguez
Maria Roman
Karina Samala
Angelina Versage

LESBIAN OF THE YEAR
Magaly (la voz de oro)
Marcia Davalos
Laura Figueroa
Ari Gutierrez
Blanca A. Munoz
Elena Popp
Chiquis Sanit
HEALTH PROMOTER/EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Leslie Almeida
Jorge Amellado Barragan
Miguel Bujanda
Noris Chavarria
Jorge L Fernadez
Felipe Infante
Miguel Topete
Tony Viramontes
THE MOST POPULAR IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY (2014)
Dorys Travesty Show
Toño Estrada
Mia Farrow
Pepe Flores
Rey Gutty
Leo Irrriarte
Rudy Ledesma
Blas Nunez
Uriel Villaverde
ONLINE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
ALEGRIA MAGAZINE by Davi Efe
Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar
Effie Magazine By Effie Cornejo
LA NOTA ROSA by Miguel Saldana
Marbella’s Magazine By Marbellas
Q SACRAMENTO by Luis Barrera
XQ Si Magazine by Bamby Salcedo
PERFORMER/COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
Marco Ortiz
Beto el Chistologo
Victor Darey
Ismael Gael Garcia
Alejandro Gonzalez
Rigo Gutierrez
Arturito Lefom’show
Hector Mojarro
Uriel Villaverde
PRODUCER/PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Memo Campos (Desahogo Femenino)
Jose Kuervo (xtravaganza Vaquero)
Jorge Espitia
Freddy Figueroa
Pedro A Flores
Eddy Garcia
Issi Garza
Jonathan Menedez (Gay Latino L.A.)
Martin Ortiz (MundoFox)
Miguel Vargas (musical videos /web series/documentaries)
DRAG QUEEN OF THE YEAR
Chico’s Angels
Tarance Artis
Billy Barbie
Melissa Befierce
AnealPleasures Dean DeSain
Adore Delano
Jorge Hernandez (Bakersfield)
Ronnie Scharffel
NEW ARTIST (WITH MORE LGBT FOLLOWERS)
5senti2
Wendolee
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles
Miguel Armando
La Dama Brava
Magaly La Voz de Oro
Chiquis Rivera
Rickardo Torres
RADIO/TV/WEB PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Gypsy y Sus Punterias
La Hora Gay
Ludimix (www.theurbanradio.com)
Entre Tu y Yo TV
Riku Matsuda KPFK 90.7FM
TU GUSTO MUSICAL (Raul Arciaga)
LA Talk Radio (John Johnson)
Samara Elle Riviera (Vivalariviera.com)
Davey Wavey (daveywavey.tv)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR (WITH MORE LGBT FOLLOWERS)
Fedro
Myriam from La Academia
Jacqueline Alcala
Korina Lopez
Violeta Martin
Marilyn Odessa
Ivy Queen
Diana Reyes
Erika Vidrio
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bearoncè Knows (Albert Ontiveros)
Jesee Alvarado
Jerry Avila
Raul Rodriquez Castro
Johari Navez
Blas Nunez
Giovanna Ortiz
Loreta Villagomez
Chantal Fernandez Villanueva
SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY
Tyler Oakley
Angel de Los Santos
Raul Arciaga
Luis Barrera
Viktor Bravo
John Johnson
Riku Matsuda
Jesse Melgar
Miguel Saldana
Davey Wavey
HAIR STYLIST ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Xavier Coronado
Angel Raul Ferravi
Yesenia Gaytan
Ivan Montero
Victor Mendoza
Eddie Mervin
Alexander Flores De Orta
Steve Romero
DJ OF THE YEAR
EDUARDO ABREGO
DJ ALEX (Circus Disco)
DJ CARLITOS
MARITZA CORTES
IRMA COVARRUBIAS
JORGE F. GARCIA DJpanxho
DJ INFEX
DJ MORALES
JULIO G SANTANA
MARCELO TALLANDRE
GOGO DANCER OF THE YEAR
Ricco
Tony Vi Cious
Topher Dimaggio
Marlon Estrada
Troy Adrian Media
Nova Monfort
Jose Segovia
Luis Shizaru

About Diversity News Magazine:
Diversity News Magazine purpose was founded in 2009, Diversity News Magazine is an independent multi-media outlet and their mission and purpose is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on featuring and reporting on local, national and international news, entertainment, features, sports and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. Diversity News Magazine is not targetting a specific group of people they work with every one that wants to work with them. For more information visit Diversity News Magazine at www.diversitynewsmagazine.com

Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist.  Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is is available worldwide and can be viewed free by millions of visitors each month.

Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities. From 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles through team Diversity News 3960. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money for The Life Group LA. Steven Escobar has volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee. Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar received the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Also on June 2, 2012 Steven Escobar Received the Community and Humanitarian Services Award at Kayamanan Bayan for all his contributions to the Filipino American community in Southern California. On 12-12-12 Steven Escobar received an award for the Most Fascinating Person of the Year. On August 4, 2013, Steven Escobar won the 2013 EOTM (Entrepreneurs On the Move) Award for Outstanding Internet Talk Show Diversity News Radio on Air with Steven Escobar. Yahoo.com named Steven Escobar one of the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012 from Yahoo! Contributors.

On March 1, 2014 Steven Escobar received the following awards from City of Beverly Hills: The Diversity Award Certificate of Recognition by the City of Beverly Hills City Council, County of Los Angeles by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his participation and contributions to the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA).

Steven Escobar has been in the USA since 1989 and has 2 sisters and a mother. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com/ or his IMDB athttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/

About LGBT Hero Awards:
Their mission is to help provide an inclusive and well rounded representation of the LGBT community by honoring heroes who play influential roles that contribute to the well-being of the LGBT community. The LGBT Hero Awards is an annual ceremony that recognizes the accomplishments of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals who have dedicated their lives to the world of entertainment, art and community, politics, public health, and business. The annual ceremony also recognizes the efforts and contributions of celebrities and personalities who are allies of the LGBT community. For more information visit http://www.lgbtheroawards.com/mission.htm

For more information about Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar Nominated for 2014 LGBT Hero Awards visit our parent company Diversity News Publications at http://diversitynewspublications.com/2014/07/diversity-news-magazine-by-steven-escobar-nominated-for-2014-lgbt-hero-awards/

Lourdes Duque Baron nominated for 2 LA Music Awards

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Singer, Author Lourdes Duque Baron has been nominated for two LA Music Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year and Record of the Year, it was announced Thursday.

The award winning author debut album, ‘Feeling Good At Any Age,’ focuses on the themes of funky feel good Bebop; amour, the pursuit of enchantment, living life’s passions, throwing all doubt to the wind. “Music can be our primary method, mode and means of living our dreams and achieving peace,” explains Lourdes. “Music is God’s perfect form of communication because what comes from the heart reaches the heart,” she added.

Baron is definitely living in the midst of her greatness, taking home an EOTM Award in 2013 for her book Scripted in Heaven, the 67 year old Diva has literally taken Feeling Good At Any Age to a whole new level. We look forward to reading and writing more about Lourdes in the future.

The singer isn’t the only LA Music Award nominee with a Motownish classic Doo Wop Bebop sizzle — her producer, Grammy Award Winner Andrew Lane is up for Producer of the Year at the 2014 LA Music Awards as well.

New to Lourdes Duque Baron’s SWAG?! No worries, check out her cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Me & Mr. Jones,’ below.


SEE ALSO: Lourdes Duque Baron ‘Me & Mr. Jones’ Reviews: What Critics Are Saying

The Los Angeles Music Awards, now in it’s 24th year, is a media branding company that seeks to publicly represent qualified, independent artists and bands for mass media opportunities related to the production of their yearly series of on-going press events in Los Angeles. Visit them today – www.lamusicawards.net.

The 24th annual LA Music Awards will be presented November 12, 2014.

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EOTM Awards Announces New ‘Hospitality’ Categories – Trendiest Night Club & More…


From top celebrity chef’s, award winning cuisines and lavish night clubs that redefine nightlife, the EOTMs (Entrepreneurs on the Move) Awards honors the most influential, game-changing hospitality concepts from around the world.

(I-Newswire) April 11, 2014 – The Voting Committee & BOD of the EOTM Awards (www.eotmawards.com) adds new ‘Hospitality’ categories to the annual awards show.

‘Creative Concepts in Hospitality’

Trendiest Night Club – Recognizing establishments that have exhibited excellence in concept development, operations, promotion and innovation. Nominees would have effectively demonstrated the skill and innovation necessary to not only succeed but also excel in this highly competitive industry. (In Business For More Than 5 Years)

Restaurant of the Year – Celebrating young restaurateurs who are shaping their city’s culinary scene through dynamic restaurant concepts. Shining light on those who have left the most indelible impressions of the past 12 months. Individuals in this category has strong, compelling culinary philosophies, are able to see beyond the four walls of their restaurant, and are committed to fostering a culinary community by sharing their knowledge with fellow professionals. (Restaurants in Business 3 years or less)

Chef of the Year – EOTMs Chef of the Year represent the vanguard of fine dining experiences, creating their magic in a full service 4 – 5 star dining facility. Nominees also demonstrate the highest standard of culinary skills, advanced the cuisine of America and given back to the profession through the development of students and apprentices.

Carla B., Executive Director of the EOTM’s announced the news today via EPR.

“In the spirit of entrepreneurship and the mere fact that the awards show was created to celebrate entrepreneurship as a whole, we felt it necessary to add additional categories honoring exemplars that garnish the power to inspire future generations. Honoring them allows us to continue with our mission, ‘Encouraging, Enlightening and Empowering minds. Raising our glass to those that exude unconventional bravado, uncommon intensity of focus and the unwavering belief of a dream,” Ms. B. continued.

To nominate a worthy entrepreneur please visit (www.eotmawards.com/#!nomination-process/c1x9v).

The EOTM Awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating all aspects of entrepreneurial success.

RELATED: 2013 EOTM Award Winners

The 2nd annual EOTM Awards happens Sunday, November 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. Stay connected to www.eotmawards.com for updates.

    

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SEE ALSO: EOTM Awards extend nomination process till May 30th

About the EOTM Awards

The EOTM Awards is an accolade presented by the EOTM Radio & TV Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements and performances in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio, and literature, film, directing and writing). The EOTM Awards Show will also present “Aaron Hatcher” to key individuals and organizations that promote human rights and social justice.

Please visit www.eotmawards.com to find out more about the show.

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About EOTM Media Group

The agency designs and implements campaigns for entertainment clients, such as film production and distribution companies, cable and network TV programming, records labels, recording artists, celebrities and athletes, videogame publishers and distributors and digital media companies. EOTM PR also creates integrated marketing solutions for consumer brands seeking to build a connection with consumers through entertainment and lifestyle influences.

EOTM Awards Voting Committee Extends Nomination Deadline To May 30th


EOTM Awards (Entrepreneurs On The Move) is pleased to announce that the deadline has been extended to submit nominations to the 2014 EOTM Awards! Nominations will now be accepted through May 30, 2014.

(I-Newswire) April 3, 2014 – The time to submit nominations for the 2014 EOTM Awards is winding down, but the EOTM Awards team is pleased to announce an extension of the nomination deadline to Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT.

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The extension is an effort to give industry taste-makers more time to facilitate nominations for their worthy clients.

The EOTM Awards were launched in 2013, honoring entrepreneurs of all facets. Individuals that are creating initiatives to move entrepreneurship forward and commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional.

To submit nominations to the 2014 EOTM Awards or to read more about each category, please visit ( www.eotmawards.com/#!categories/cgv2 ).

The nomination process begins with industry taste-makers submitting entries, which are then screened for eligibility and category placement. EOTM’s board of voting members then participate in (1) the nominating process that determines the five finalists in each category; and (2) the final voting process which determines the EOTM Award winners.

RELATED: 2013 EOTM Award Winners

To nominate a worthy entrepreneur please visit ( www.eotmawards.com/#!nomination-process/c1x9v). All nomination fees are waived in the ‘Entrepreneurship’ categories.

About the EOTM Awards

The EOTM Awards is an accolade presented by the EOTM Radio & TV Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements and performances in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio, and literature, film, directing and writing). The EOTM Awards Show also presents the Aaron Hatcher Humanitarian Award — to key individuals and organizations that promote human rights and social justice.
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Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Wayne Brady Announced As Performers For “BET Honors”

Published by EOTM News Editor on February 10th, 2014 - in Awards Shows, Entertainment News, Press Releases
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard And Wayne Brady Announced As Performers For “BET Honors” (via PR Newswire)

REV. AL SHARPTON, JOE MORTON, LUDACRIS AND MACK WILDS SCHEDULED TO PRESENT “BET HONORS” PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 BET Networks logo. (PRNewsFoto/BET Networks) NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – BET Networks announced today that Mariah…

 

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Adele, Cyndi Lauper early Grammy 2014 winners


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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Adele dominated the Grammys two years ago, and she won another trophy Sunday.

The British singer won best song written for visual media for “Skyfall,” which also won an Oscar and Golden Globe last year.

Engineer Bob Ludwig has two wins, including one for best engineered album, non-classical, for his work on Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories.” Gospel singer Tye Tribett also won two awards, and Michael Buble won his fourth best traditional pop vocal album Grammy.

Cyndi Lauper arrives at Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Jan. 25 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Cyndi Lauper, who won best musical theater album for “Kinky Boots,” announced some of the early awards during the pre-telecast ceremony, jokingly giving acceptance speeches for the artists who were not present. The red carpet opened with a crush of people ahead of the show, as most of the nominees in the less mainstream categories vyed for camera time before the big stars flooded in.

Major awards are going to be announced later in the pre-show and Macklemore believes Kendrick Lamar deserves the best rap album Grammy, but if he and his producer take home the award, he feels it is justified.

“I think that we made a great album that pushed the genre of hip-hop,” the 30-year-old said. “I think that hip-hop can be at times resistant to change and when you see two white dudes from Seattle, Washington, rapping about gay marriage, it’s like, ‘Hold up, this isn’t hip-hop,’ when in actuality it is. Hip-hop has always been about expansion, about pushing the genre, about challenging the listener.”

SEE ALSO: Beatles to be honored at Grammys

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, like Lamar, are nominated for seven trophies Sunday, and the performers will compete in five of the same categories. The rap duo is up for best new artist, along with Lamar, and their gay acceptance hit, “Same Love,” is nominated for song of the year.

The year marks a high note for hip-hop since album of the year and best new artist both feature two rap acts. OutKast and Lauryn Hill are the only two rap performers to win the coveted album of the year; Hill and Arrested Development are the only rap-based stars to take home best new artist.

A rapper has never won song or record of the year.

Jay Z, keeping up the decade-long Grammy tradition of rappers leading in nominations, is the night’s front-runner with nine, including nods for best rap album, rap song and rap performance. He’s nominated twice for best rap/sung collaboration with “Part II (On the Run)” featuring Beyonce and “Holy Grail” with Justin Timberlake, whose comeback album earned him seven nominations, but none in the major categories.

For top album, Macklemore & Lewis and Lamar’s platinum-selling debuts, “The Heist” and “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” will battle Taylor Swift’s earth-shattering sales force “Red,” Daft Punk’s electronic adventure “Random Access Memories” and the surprise nominee – “The Blessed Unrest” from the piano-playing Sara Bareilles.

Macklemore & Lewis’ “Same Love” is up for song of the year alongside No. 1 Billboard hits, including Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Lorde’s “Royals,” ”Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars and Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess of fun. Lorde and Mars’ songs repeat in record of the year, and will be up against Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and two songs that feature Pharrell Williams – Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which has sold 6.6 million tracks and is the biggest song of 2013.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, rising country singer Kacey Musgraves and British electronic act James Blake will compete with Lamar and Macklemore & Lewis for best new artist. Lorde, who was shut out of the category, has four nominations.

“Well, I’ve been waking up every morning and eating a lot of garlic,” she said jokingly. “I have been, I don’t know, just kind of chilling out, trying not to get too tired, because I feel like it’s going to be a big day and night.”

Lorde’s “Royals” is nominated for best pop solo performance and her debut, “Pure Heroine,” is up for pop vocal album, the award the 17-year-old hopes to bring home to New Zealand.

“Because it’s about the album, which is this body of music that I’ve written,” said Lorde, whose album will compete with efforts from Timberlake, Mars, Thicke and Lana Del Rey. “That being said, I’m still going to be proud of what I’ve done if I don’t win a Grammy.”

Lorde is just one of the top females to hit the Grammy stage Sunday: Beyonce, Madonna, Carole King, Pink, Swift and Perry will also perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The men are showing up, too, and performers include Metallica, Willie Nelson, Dave Grohl and Nine Inch Nails. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, who has two nominations, will sing separately on the telecast.

“I love it because you see a lot of people that you’ll never see anywhere else and you’ll see a lot of old friends,” Starr said.

LL Cool J will host the 56th annual Grammy Awards, to air live on CBS at 8 p.m. EDT.

News Source: AP

 

The British singer won best song written for visual media for “Skyfall,” which also won an Oscar and Golden Globe last year.

Engineer Bob Ludwig has two wins, including one for best engineered album, non-classical, for his work on Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories.” Gospel singer Tye Tribett also won two awards, and Michael Buble won his fourth best traditional pop vocal album Grammy.

Cyndi Lauper, who won best musical theater album for “Kinky Boots,” announced some of the early awards during the pre-telecast ceremony, jokingly giving acceptance speeches for the artists who were not present. The red carpet opened with a crush of people ahead of the show, as most of the nominees in the less mainstream categories vyed for camera time before the big stars flooded in.
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2014 EOTM Award Submissions Open in 2 Days

“We must become the change we wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi

2nd Annual EOTM Award Submissions open January 22nd

Submission to the 2014 EOTM ‘Entrepreneurs On The Move’ Awards open Wednesday, January 22, 2014, and will be available online at (www.eotmawards.com/#!submission-rules/c1jjn_. Submissions will close on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Presented annually, the EOTM Awards is an accolade by the EOTM Radio & TV Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements and performances in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio, literature, film, directing, photography and writing). The EOTMs also recognize key individuals and organizations that promote human rights and social justice. These astounding individuals are spotlighted with several honorary awards including The Aaron Hatcher Humanitarian Award, EOTMs Global Humanitarian Award, The Christopher Kennedy Lawford Humanitarian Award and The Yoko Ono, Imagine Peace Humanitarian Award.

The EOTMs boast 63 competitive categories. Click here for a full list of the 2013 winners.

You can find a list of last year’s winners here – http://eotmblog.com/2013/08/eotm-awards-13-winners-announced-eotm-online/. The eligibility period for all projects is January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Earlier this month award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor Dave Shelton was named as this year’s host.

SEE ALSO: Rules & Eligibility for the EOTM Awards

The EOTM Awards Nominating Committee will begin casting their votes on April 3, 2014. Committee members will have until June 1, 2014 to complete the process. Nominees will be announced Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

If you are a legitimate leader of the industry and would like to join EOTMs Voting Committee please contact the awards office @ 213-290-3573 or email pr@eotmradio(dot)com.

Please visit www.eotmawards.com to find out more about the show. Stay connected to all things EOTM via social media for breaking awards news and chances to win tickets to the show. Follow on Twitter.com @EOTMAwards – Facebook.com @EOTMAwards – Tumblr.com @EOTMAwards – Instagram.com – @EOGram

’12 Years A Slave’ take top honors at critics’ awards

Published by EOTM News Editor on January 17th, 2014 - in Awards Shows, Entertainment News, Film News, Movies

Actress Lupita Nyong'o, of the film 12 Years A Slave. Photo credit: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

‘Slave,’ ‘Gravity’ take top honors at critics’ awards (via AFP)

Harrowing historical drama “12 Years a Slave” won best picture at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards late Thursday, while 3D space spectacular “Gravity” took seven prizes. “American Hustle” — which earlier in the day shared top Oscar nominations with…

 

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