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Sonia is the heart and the artist of the team. She loves art and all that it implies. As Sonia says, good music, a well directed movie, or attending a music or film festival melts people’s heart and make them better. She is great at painting and photography. Working on scrapbooks is her favorite activity.

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Erin Moran has died at the age of 56.

The actress was best known for playing Joanie in 1970s sitcom Happy Days.

Police said an emergency team in Indiana responded to a call on Saturday afternoon and found her dead.

The cause of death is not yet known.

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Erin Moran also starred in the show’s spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi, which began in 1982. She played Joanie Cunningham, the younger sister of lead character Richie.

Richie was played by Ron Howard, who has been among those posting the first tributes online.

Erin Moran joined the Happy Days cast in 1974 when she was 13.

She also made appearances in Murder She Wrote and The Waltons.

In recent years, Erin Moran was reported to be living in an Indiana trailer park.

In 2010, Erin Moran joined various Happy Days co-stars in filing a lawsuit against CBS, claiming they were owed money from merchandising revenues.

The suit was settled in 2012, with the actors each receiving a payout of $65,000. They originally asked for $10 million.

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Sylvester Stallone is suing Warner Bros studio over profits he says he is owed from the 1993 movie Demolition Man.

The star says Demolition Man made at least $125 million at the box office, and under his deal with the studio, he is entitled to at least 15% of that.

Sylvester Stallone’s lawsuit says “motion picture studios are notoriously greedy” and Warner Bros “sat on the money owed” for years “without any justification”.

Warner Bros has not commented on the legal action.

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Sylvester Stallone‘s legal papers say his representatives raised the issue of owed money with Warner Bros in 2014 but were told by the company that they didn’t have to pay him anything because Demolition Man had lost $66.9 million.


He queried this, and in April 2015 the studio sent the actor a cheque for $2.8 million.

The lawsuit alleges: “WB just sat on the money owed to [Sylvester Stallone’s company] Rogue Marble for years and told itself, without any justification, that Rogue Marble was not owed any profits.”

In the lawsuit, which was filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, Sylvester Stallone is seeking a full accounting of the movie’s proceeds, in addition to interest and damages.

The legal action also seeks “an end to this practice for all talent who expect to be paid by WB for the fruits of their labor”.

Sylvester Stallone starred in Demolition Man alongside Wesley Snipes. They played a cop and criminal who are cryogenically frozen and then brought back to life in the future into a world without crime.

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Eddie Murphy’s older brother, comedian Charlie Murphy, has died of leukemia at the age of 57.

Charlie Murphy died on April 12 in hospital in New York, TMZ quoted his manager.

He starred on Dave Chappelle’s show and also appeared in movies including Jungle Fever, Night at the Museum and Lottery Ticket.

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Charlie Murphy also co-wrote and appeared in some of his brother’s movies.

In a statement to Hollywood Reporter, the Murphy family said their “hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie”.

“Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers,” the statement said.

Charlie Murphy arrived in Hollywood after working as a bodyguard for Eddie at the beginning of his career.

He has said that he was so fond of Eddie and found him so funny that he would not hesitate to confront people who did not laugh during his appearances.

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Fans paid their final respects to music legend Chuck Berry, who died last month aged 90.

They were allowed to view Chuck Berry’s body at the Pageant club in St Louis, Missouri, before a private family funeral on April 9.

As fans filed past the open casket, a musician played some of Chuck Berry’s greatest hits.

Chuck Berry died in Missouri after a seven-decade career.

Among those paying tribute to the rock and roll legend on April 9 was Kiss rocker Gene Simmons.

Former President Bill Clinton sent letter lauding “one of America’s greatest rock and roll pioneers”.

“He captivated audiences around the world,” the letter said, “and his music spoke to the hopes and dreams we all had in common.

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“Me and Hillary grew up listening to him.”

Chuck Berry played at both of Bill Clinton’s presidential inaugurations.

As the private service for Chuck Berry began, the Rev Alex Peterson told the crowd that the aim of the day was “to celebrate Berry in a rock ‘n’ roll style”.

Among the floral arrangements was one in the shape of a guitar sent by the Rolling Stones.

Seen as one of the fathers of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry influenced generations of succeeding musicians, most notably The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.

Chuck Berry was known for trademark four-bar guitar introductions and quickfire lyrics that reflected the rebelliousness of 1950s teenagers.

He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Chuck Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955.

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Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez and Pearl Jam have all entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and Yes during a concert in New York.

However, it was not just a celebration: a number of artists chose to use the occasion to make impassioned pleas and remember lost friends.

Late rapper Tupac Shakur‘s award was collected by his friend, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg.

Joan Baez – as known for her activism as her singing – made a rallying call for resistance in the face of “the new political cultural reality”.

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The 76-year-old folk singer, who admitted most younger people had never heard her work, made a return to the spotlight this week when her song Nasty Man went viral.

Joan Baez – imitating Donald Trump’s particular way of speaking – told the audience gathered at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center: “Let us together repeal and replace brutality and make compassion a priority. Let us build a great bridge, a beautiful bridge, to welcome the tired and the poor.”

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder tackled climate change, saying: “We cannot be the generation that history will look back upon and wonder, why didn’t they do everything humanly possible to solve this biggest crisis of our time?”

Snoop Dogg was on hand to collect Tupac Shakur’s trophy, more than two decades after he was shot dead in Las Vegas.

Calling Tupac “the greatest rapper of all time”, Snoop Dogg recalled how they were just “two black boys struggling to become men”, adding: “To be human is to be many things at once: strong and vulnerable, hard-headed and intellectual, courageous and afraid, loving and vengeful, revolutionary and, oh yeah… gangsta!”

Tributes were also paid to 1986 Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Berry, who died last month aged 90, with ELO playing one of his best known hits – Roll Over Beethoven.

Meanwhile, Nile Rodgers – lead guitarist of disco band Chic – was recognized for his contribution to production.

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The Walking Dead Season 7 ended on April 2 and showrunner Scott Gimple is already teasing the next season.

Scott Gimple told fan show Talking Dead: “The first four episodes will melt people’s minds and break their televisions.”

The Walking Dead Season 8 begins in October, with the series premiere also marking the show’s 100th episode.

“It’s gonna be bigger, it’s gonna be more intense. I always mean that, but this year it’s the same thing – more intense,” Scott Gimple said.

Unfortunately, there’s one character who won’t be progressing to season 8.

Viewers watching Season 7 finale on April 2 will have seen Sasha fail to make it out of the episode alive.

Sasha’s death had been predicted by some fans after it was announced in December that actress Sonequa Martin-Green would be joining Star Trek: Discovery.

There was speculation Sonequa Martin-Green wouldn’t be able to juggle major roles in both shows, but her character’s fate was only confirmed on Sunday.

Sasha joined the show in Season 3 as Tyreese’s sister, but her character was never in the comic book series.

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Bob Dylan has finally collected his Nobel Prize for literature, more than three months after the awards ceremony, Swedish media report.

The musician received his medal at a private event in Stockholm before a scheduled concert in the city.

No further details were given.

Swedish Academy officials previously said Bob Dylan would not deliver his Nobel lecture, a traditional condition of receiving the 8 million krona ($900,000) prize money, at the event.

Bob Dylan, 75, is expected to deliver a taped version of the lecture later.

If he does not deliver a lecture by June, the singer will have to forfeit the prize money.

A member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, told the Associated Press “it went very well indeed”, and that Bob Dylan was “a very nice, kind man”.

In an earlier blog post, the academy’s secretary said the setting would be “small and intimate”. No media were present at Bob Dylan’s request.

After receiving the prize, Bob Dylan performed a concert on April 1 at the Stockholm Waterfront venue. A second concert is planned for April 2.

The Nobel Prize for literature has usually been associated with poets and novelists.

However, the academy handed Bob Dylan the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Bob Dylan failed to attend the December ceremony, citing previous commitments. In a speech read on his behalf, he said it was “truly beyond words” and he thought his odds of winning were as likely “standing on the moon”.

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New York’s popular Fearless Girl statue will stay in place until March 2018, Mayor Bill de Balsio has said.

The mayor said the relevant municipal agencies had backed the idea.

The bronze statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street‘s iconic Charging Bull was placed on March 8 to draw attention to gender inequality and the pay gap in the corporate world.

The statue – which has become an instant tourist draw – had been due to be removed on March 26.

Appearing next to the 4ft-tall statue in Manhattan on March 27, Mayor Bill de Blasio said it “means so much to the people of New York”.

The statue was “standing up to fear, standing up to power, being able to find in yourself the strength to do what’s right”, he added.

“She is inspiring everyone at a moment when we need inspiration.”

Fearless Girl by artist Kristen Visbal was commissioned by asset managers State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).

The company said the girl represented the future.

It added that one in four of the 3,000 largest traded American companies did not have even one woman on their board.

Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue was originally guerrilla art by Italian-born artist Arturo Di Modica.

Installed in 1989, the bronze statue was meant to represent the “strength and power of the American people” in response to the market crash in 1987.

Charging Bull become a popular attraction and was allowed to stay.

This May is the one-year anniversary of one of the worst bounce house injury incidents in recent memory.

In England, high winds swept a large bounce house off its moorings and carried it about 150 yards through the air while a 7-year-old was trapped inside it. Summer Blackie was rushed from an Easter celebration in Essex, which is about 30 miles outside London, to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. At the time, authorities stated that the people in charge of the bounce house failed to secure it properly, but there were also some concerns over the inflatable playhouse’s structural integrity.

Less than a year earlier at that same park, several children were trampled when a bounce house suddenly and unexpectedly deflated.

Bounce House Injuries in California

Inflatable playhouse safety has improved a little since 2014, when a national magazine first shed light on the ongoing bounce house safety epidemic. According to one study, thirty-one children a day received treatment in hospital emergency rooms because of bounce house injuries; the average victim was seven years old and had typically sustained either a serious fracture or a spinal cord injury.

Unfortunately, many of the inflatable playhouses at today’s birthday parties, end-of-season sports team celebrations, and other assorted get-togethers were all made during this period. Experts point to several reasons for the uptick in injuries since 1995:

  • Bounce houses are much more popular than they were in the 1990s.
  • Many inflatable playhouses are much larger than they once were. Their steep slides and extremely big play areas greatly increase the risk of serious falls and of children playfully careening into one another.
  • While toy manufacturers make bounce houses bigger, they also make them from rather flimsy materials that are easy for parents to assemble.

As a result, many advocates say that bounce houses are just as hazardous as backyard trampolines, one of the most infamous dangerous toys to ever come off an assembly line.

Legal Issues

Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are both safe and effective. The exact nature of this duty usually comes from Section 2-134 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It states that manufactured goods must:

  • Pass Without Objection: If the buyer expresses concern about a potential defect, the seller cannot insist that the buyer is worried about nothing.
  • “Fair Average Quality”: Essentially, the good must be reasonably consistent with any written product description.
  • Conform to Promise or Affirmation: Similarly, if the label makes any claim about the product’s safety, use, or whatever, the product must meet or exceed the expectations that the manufacturer creates.
  • Fit for Ordinary Purpose: In this context, bounce houses must be able to accommodate lots of giggling children on a sunny afternoon, no matter what “warnings” the manufacturer affixes to the label.

These warranties cannot be waived unless the seller includes written language like “as is” or “without warranty.”

In a suit for damages against the manufacturer, the toy maker often hides behind the unintended use doctrine. This tactic is especially common in bounce house injury cases.

In this context, the “unintended use” is essentially a failure to follow safety instructions. Many bounce house manufacturers routinely include safety warnings with their products, such as only allow one child at a time into the bounce area, do not set up the inflatable if winds are higher than 10mph, and so on.

However, the manufacturer is still liable in situations that involve a foreseeable unintended use. The classic example is people who use screwdrivers to open paint cans. Even if the manufacturer warns people not to use screwdrivers in this way, they will still do it, so the use is foreseeable. Instead, the unintended use doctrine usually only applies if the product is used in a clearly unsafe and unforeseeable manner, something like using a gas-powered lawn trimmer to cut hair.

If the jury determines that the manufacturer sold an unsafe toy, the plaintiff is entitled to significant compensation for both tangible losses, such as medical bills, and intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages are available as well, in many product liability lawsuits.

 

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Chuck Berry has passed away at the age of 90, Missouri police reported.

The rock and roll legend was found unresponsive at lunchtime on March 18, St Charles County Police Department said.

Chuck Berry‘s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode.

The singer received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

The St Charles County PD said in a Facebook post that they were called to reports of an unresponsive man at 12:40 local time.

“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm,” the statement said.

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“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

High-profile musicians were quick to pay tribute to Chuck Berry’s talent and influence.

Motown legends The Jacksons tweeted: “Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck.”

Ringo Starr quoted one of Chuck Berry’s own lyrics on Twitter, saying: “Just let me hear some of that rock ‘n’ roll music any old way you use it.”

“I am playing I’m talking about you,” the Beatles drummer wrote.

The Beatles and the Rolling Stones covered Chuck Berry’s songs, as did The Beach Boys and scores of other acts – including Elvis Presley.

Mick Jagger said that Chuck Berry “lit up our teenage years and blew life into our dreams”.

Chuck Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955.

In 2016, Chuck Berry announced he would be releasing his first album in nearly four decades. He dedicated the album to his wife of 68 years, Themetta “Toddy”.

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Ed Sheeran will make a cameo appearance in the seventh series of Game of Thrones, the show producers have confirmed.

Speaking at the SXSW film festival in Texas, David Benioff and Dan Weiss said they had been trying to book Ed Sheeran for a while.

Ed Sheeran also confirmed the news as reports started to appear online by tweeting “guess the cat’s out the bag”.

It is not clear what role the singer will have in the show.

The panel at SXSW also featured stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

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It was suggested that the Ed Sheeran booking was made as a surprise for Maisie because she is a big fan of the singer.

Ed Sheeran is not the first musician to appear in Game of Thrones.

Previous musical cameos have included members of Coldplay, Mastodon, Of Monsters and Men, and Sigur Ros.

There is no confirmation if  Ed Sheeran will be performing, like Sigur Ros and Of Monsters and Men, or if he will even be recognizable on screen.

When Mastadon appeared in the show they were transformed into zombified members of the Wildlings group.

David Benioff and Dan Weiss also confirmed the eighth and final season of the show will only contain six episodes, making it the shortest yet.

A crush at a large open-air rock concert in Argentina killed two people and injuring several others.

Saturday night’s concert in Olavarria turned dangerous after the crowd rushed towards the stage at the end of the performance.

According to organizers, over 250,000 fans attended the concert by popular performer Indio Solari and his band – many more than initially expected.

The local mayor said the situation “got out of hand” due to the high numbers.

Indio Solari stopped performing several times, and urged security to help fans who had fallen.

At one point, the singer said: “Has someone fainted? What is going on there? There are people on the floor, please! Security! Get up, please, get them out of here.”

Local mayor Ezequiel Galli told reporters 12 people were taken to hospital.

“We are working with the the health teams to calm relatives and to be the contact between the relatives and the patients,” he said.

Many fans were also stranded the morning after the concert, as the local bus system struggled to cope with the large numbers of concert goers.

Olavarria has a population of about 100,000 – far fewer than the number of concertgoers.

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Joni Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, has died aged 60.

She was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist said.

Joni Sledge had not been ill and the cause of death is unknown.

The singer, who was best-known for the disco anthem We Are Family, is survived by her adult son and last performed with the band in October.

Joni Sledge’s death was announced on social media on March 11 – a week before the group were due to perform in Los Angeles.

A statement released on Facebook read: “Yesterday, numbness fell upon our family.

“We are saddened to inform you that our dear sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin, Joni passed away yesterday.”

The statement added: “We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved and embraced life.”

Aside from the Grammy-nominated We Are Family, the hit which sold more than a million copies after it was released in 1978, Sister Sledge also was known for He’s the Greatest Dancer, Lost in the Music and a cover of the Motown classic My Guy.

They sang We Are Family for Pope Francis in 2015.

The Sledge sisters came from a family of performers, including an actress mother, a Broadway star for a father and an opera singer for a grandmother.

However, the four have not stayed together throughout their careers. Instead, Sister Sledge became a trio after sister Kathy left the band in 1989.

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Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to quit The New Celebrity Apprentice, blaming Donald Trump’s involvement.

In an interview with Empire, Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed that low ratings were due to Donald Trump’s credit as executive producer.

The actor said he would like to work “on a show that doesn’t have this baggage”.

Donald Trump – who left the show to run for the White House – has previously ridiculed his TV boardroom successor.

In March 3 interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed an anti-Trump social media campaign had impacted the ratings of the show, on which he debuted in January.

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He said: “When people found out that Trump was still involved as executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people [started] boycotting it.

“It’s not about the show… because everyone I ran into came up to me and said, <<I love the show… but I turned it off because as soon as I read Trump’s name I’m outta there!>>

“It’s a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”

He added that he would decline if asked to host again.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has often clashed on Twitter with Donald Trump.

Last month at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, President Trump mockingly asked people to “pray for Arnold… for those ratings”.

The president said the show had been swamped “in comparison to the ratings machine, DJT”, using his own initials.

The Celebrity Apprentice, whose 15th season ended last month, averaged fewer than five million viewers per episode.

Donald Trump became a household name as the show’s host for 14 seasons.

Some 20 million Americans were regular watchers in its first year before the viewing figures tapered to six million for Donald Trump’s last episode.

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Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two accountants who muddled up the main award envelopes at this year’s Oscars ceremony, have been given bodyguards following reports they have received death threats on social media.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said security has been beefed up at the residences of Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz following the mistake.

According to TMZ, the pair were in fear of their lives.

The error briefly saw La La Land named as best picture instead of Moonlight.

On March 1, it emerged that Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will not be employed to do the Oscars job again.

However, TMZ reported that they will not lose their accountancy jobs.

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PwC spokeswoman Carey Bodenheimer said that Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz had been given protection after their home addresses and photos of their families were published in the media.

On February 26, the team behind La La Land had to be interrupted mid-acceptance speech before the real winner was revealed.

It has been described as the biggest mistake in 89 years of Academy Awards history.

Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed the wrong envelope to the two presenters, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

They were given the back-up envelope for best actress in a leading role – rather than the envelope which contained the name of the winner for the best picture.

PwC counts the votes and organizes the envelopes. It has apologized for the mix-up.

On March 1, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that the relationship with PwC was now under review.

Brian Cullinan tweeted a picture of best actress winner Emma Stone minutes before handing the presenters the wrong envelope, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs blamed “distraction” for the error.

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Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two accountants responsible for muddling up the main award envelopes at this year’s Oscars ceremony, will not be employed to do the job again, the academy president has announced.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that the relationship with the accountancy company PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) was also under review.

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were responsible for the Oscars’s mishap.

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La La Land musical was mistakenly announced as the winner of the best picture award.

Oscars 2017 Big Mistake: Moonlight Wins Best Picture After La La Land Wrong Announcement

The team behind the movie was in the middle of their speeches before it was revealed the accolade should have gone to Moonlight.

The moment has been described as the biggest mistake in 89 years of Academy Awards history.

Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed the wrong envelope to the two presenters.

He gave Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the back-up envelope for best actress in a leading role – rather than the envelope which contained the name of the winner for the best picture.

PWC, which counts the votes and organizes the envelopes, has apologized for the mix-up.

Brian Cullinan tweeted a picture of best actress winner Emma Stone minutes before handing the presenters the wrong envelope, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs blamed “distraction” for the error.

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The 89th Academy Awards winners:

Best picture

  • Winner: Moonlight
  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea

Best actress

  • Winner: Emma Stone – La La Land
  • Isabelle Huppert – Elle
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best actor

  • Winner: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington – Fences

Best supporting actress

  • Winner: Viola Davis – Fences
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best supporting actor

  • Winner: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel – Lion
  • Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best director

  • Winner: La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  • Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson
  • Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  • Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Best original screenplay

  • Winner: Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  • 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
  • Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
  • La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  • The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou

Best adapted screenplay

  • Winner: Moonlight – Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney
  • Arrival – Eric Heisserer
  • Fences – August Wilson
  • Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • Lion – Luke Davies

Best original score

  • Winner: La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
  • Jackie – Mica Levi
  • Lion – Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
  • Passengers – Thomas Newton

Best original song

  • Winner: La La LandCity of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • La La LandAudition by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • MoanaHow Far I’ll Go by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • TrollsCan’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • Jim: The James Foley StoryThe Empty Chair by J Ralph and Sting

Best cinematography

  • Winner: La La Land – Linus Sandgren
  • Arrival – Bradford Young
  • Lion – Greig Fraser
  • Moonlight – James Laxton
  • Silence – Rodrigo Prieto

Best foreign language film

  • Winner: The Salesman – Iran
  • A Man Called Ove – Sweden
  • Land of Mine – Denmark
  • Tanna – Australia
  • Toni Erdmann – Germany

Best costume design

  • Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood
  • Allied – Joanna Johnston
  • Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle
  • Jackie – Madeline Fontaine
  • La La Land – Mary Zophres

Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Winner: Suicide Squad – Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson
  • A Man Called Ove – Eva Von Bahr and Love Larson
  • Star Trek Beyond – Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo

Best documentary feature

  • Winner: OJ: Made in America
  • 13th
  • Fire At Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated

Best sound editing

  • Winner: Arrival – Sylvain Bellemare
  • Deepwater Horizon – Wylie Stateman and Renee Tondelli
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
  • La La Land – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • Sully – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Best sound mixing

  • Winner: Hacksaw Ridge – Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Gary Summers, Jeffrey J Haboush and Mac Ruth
  • Arrival – Bernard Gariepy Strobl and Claude La Haye
  • La La Land – Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A Morrow
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Best animated short

  • Winner: Piper – Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer
  • Blind Vaysha – Theodore Ushev
  • Borrowed Time – Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes – Robert Valley and Cara Speller
  • Pearl – Patrick Osborne

Best animated feature

  • Winner: Zootopia
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle

Best production design

  • Winner: La La Land – David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
  • Arrival – Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
  • Hail, Caesar! – Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
  • Passengers – Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects

  • Winner: The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones and Dan Lemmon
  • Deepwater Horizon – Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
  • Doctor Strange – Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

Best film editing

  • Winner: Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert
  • Arrival – Joe Walker
  • Hell or High Water – Jake Roberts
  • La La Land – Tom Cross
  • Moonlight – Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Best documentary short

  • Winner: The White Helmets – Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
  • 4.1 Miles – Daphne Matziaraki
  • Extremis – Dan Krauss
  • Joe’s Violin – Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
  • Watani: My Homeland – Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis

Best live action short

  • Winner: Sing – Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy
  • Ennemis Interieurs – Selim Azzazi
  • La Femme et le TGV – Timo Von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
  • Silent Nights – Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
  • Timecode – Juanjo Gimenez

A big mistake has happened at the 89th Academy Awards – La La Land was announced as the best picture winner, then organizers revealed that Moonlight won the award.

It appears Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner’s envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in the error.

The La La Land team was in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered.

Emma Stone said backstage afterwards: “Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

The musical won six Oscars including best director and best actress. Moonlight also won adapted screenplay and best supporting actor.

La La Land director Damien Chazelle became the youngest filmmaker to win a best director Oscar at the age of 32.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land had taken the best picture prize – but then the musical’s producer Jordan Horowitz announced there had been a mistake.

Jordan Horowitz said: “This is not a joke. Moonlight is best picture,” and showed the camera the card that revealed the winner.

Two La La Land producers had already given their acceptance speeches before the mistake was revealed.

This year’s Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he knew he would mess up compering the ceremony, and added: “Personally I blame Steve Harvey for this,” referring to Harvey’s mistake in announcing the Miss Universe winner in 2015.

Warren Beatty had opened the envelope but hesitated to read out what it said in side, leaving it to Faye Dunaway to announce La La Land.

He returned to the microphone to say: “I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said <<Emma Stone, La La Land>>, and that is why I took such a long look at Faye and at you.

“I wasn’t trying to be funny. This is Moonlight for best picture.”

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said: “Very clearly even in my dreams this can’t be true. But to hell with it because this is true. It’s true, its not fake.”

Paying tribute to the team behind La La Land for the way they handled the mistake, he said: “We have been on the road with these guys and it was so gracious and so generous of them.”

Emma Stone, who won the coveted best actress prize, said backstage.

“I’m so excited for Moonlight. Of course it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land and I would love to win best picture. But we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time.

“Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

She also said that she still had the envelope for best actress in her hand, although there are always two envelopes (one for back-up), which might explain why the mistake occurred.

La La Land also picked up best cinematography, best score and best original song for City of Stars.

The movie also won best production design.

Casey Affleck won best actor for Manchester by the Sea, while the drama also won best original screenplay.

Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor, for Moonlight.

He thanked his wife in his acceptance speech, telling the audience she gave birth to their daughter four days ago. It also picked up best original screenplay.

Best supporting actress went to Viola Davis for Fences, directed by and starring Denzel Washington.

The movie is an adaptation of August Wilson’s play of the same name.

Jimmy Kimmel put on a strong performance, with much of his patter unsurprisingly relating to the current political climate.

In a reference to President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on Meryl Streep following her criticism of him at the Golden Globes, Jimmy Kimmel joked that the actress was “uninspiring… mediocre… underwhelming and lackluster”.

Jimmy Kimmel asked the audience to give a round of applause for “the highly overrated Meryl Streep. Great dress, is that Ivanka?”

He also joked that Hollywood doesn’t discriminate – apart from “on age and weight”.

The first political speech of the night came from Alessandro Bertolazzi, one of the make-up and hairstyling winners for Suicide Squad, who said: “I’m an immigrant, I’m from Italy, this is for all the immigrants.”

Colleen Atwood won an impressive fourth Oscar for costume design for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, having won previously in 2011 for Alice in Wonderland, in 2006 for Memoirs of a Geisha and in 2003 for Chicago.

Kevin O’Connell finally picked up an Oscar after 21 nominations for Hacksaw Ridge. He was first nominated back in 1984 for Terms of Endearment.

The movie also picked up best editing.

Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman was named best foreign film.

Asghar Farhadi chose to stay away from the ceremony following President Trump’s attempt to ban travel from Iran and six other mainly Muslim countries.

Zootopia won best animation, beating films such as Kubo and the Two Strings and Moana.

Other winners included The White Helmets, which picked up best documentary short.

The US denied entry to 21-year-old Syrian Khaled Khatib behind the movie because of problems with his documents.

The a 40-minute Netflix documentary follows volunteers who risk their lives to rescue civilians in Syria.

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Bill Paxton has died from complications following surgery at the age of 61.

The actor was best known for his role in the sci-fi classic Aliens.

Bill Paxton’s biggest hits included The Terminator, Apollo 13, True Lies and Titanic.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and their two children.

Bill Paxton won an Emmy for his performance in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys, alongside Kevin Costner.

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He also earned three Best Actor Golden Globe nominations for his starring role in the HBO drama Big Love, where he played a suburban polygamist juggling three wives and families.

At the time of his death, Bill Paxton was working on a crime thriller TV series – Training Day – for CBS.

He played a morally dubious LAPD officer, Detective Frank Rourke.

Fellow Hollywood stars were quick to pay tribute to Bill Paxton as news of his death spread –

Bill Paxton’s family said in a statement: “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker.

“Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.”

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Actors Jodie Foster and Michael J. Fox have led an anti-Trump protest two days before the Oscars in Beverly Hills.

The United Voices rally was staged by Hollywood’s United Talent Agency instead of its usual pre-Oscars party.

Jodie Foster said she rarely spoke out in public but that it was now “time to show up”.

Michael J. Fox told the crowd “we are the lucky ones” and that he wanted to “share a bit of that luck” with refugees who want to enter the United States.

The Canadian-born star, who became a US citizen two decades ago, showed only relatively small signs of the Parkinson’s Disease he has lived with since 1991.

Michael J. Fox added that he believed “in the power of the arts to change not just our hearts but the world”.

Jodie Foster, who has won Oscars for The Silence of the Lambs and The Accused, said the rally was “exactly the way to celebrate our industry, to celebrate all of you, to celebrate artistic expression and our commitment to humanities on screen and off”.

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The actress did not air her views in public often, she told the crowd during her impassioned speech.

“I’m not somebody who’s very comfortable using my public face for activism.

“And so in my life I’ve found the small ways, much like most of you, to serve and to show up and to give somebody a lift at the bottom of the hill when they’re going to the top.

“But this year is a very different year and it’s time to show up. It’s a singular time in history. It’s time to engage.”

The rally comes ahead of an Academy Awards ceremony that is likely to be highly politically charged.

President Donald Trump has previously been dismissive of celebrity protests and of stars who have criticized him, such as Meryl Streep.

The rally was also shown a video message from Oscar-nominated Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi, who has said he is staying away from February 26 ceremony following President Trump’s attempt to ban travel from Iran and six other mainly Muslim countries.

Also on February 24, all the nominees for best foreign language film – including Asghar Farhadi – issued a joint statement denouncing the current “climate of fanaticism and nationalism”.

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Pregnant Beyonce has canceled her appearance at Coachella music festival in April under doctor’s orders.

She was due to top the bill at the annual festival in the California desert on April 15 and 22.

Coachella organizers have said Beyonce will headline the event in 2018 instead.

A statement said: “Following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule, Beyonce has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

“However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding.”

The festival, which is based in Indio, hasn’t revealed who will replace Beyonce.

Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar are still headlining the two-weekend festival.

Earlier this month, Beyonce performed at the Grammys, where she showed off her baby bump and took home two awards.

The 35-year-old singer won best music video for Formation and best urban contemporary album for Lemonade.

Beyonce and her husband Jay Z already have a daughter, five-year-old Blue Ivy.

They haven’t said when their twins are due.

Beyonce headlined Glastonbury Festival in 2011, three years after Jay Z topped the bill at the event in 2008.

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Ex-Partridge Family idol David Cassidy has confirmed he is diagnosed with dementia.

The revelation comes after performances in California in which David Cassidy, 66, forgot his words and appeared physically unstable.

David Cassidy, a teen idol in the 1970s with hits like How Can I Be Sure?, has told People magazine that he will stop touring as a musician to focus on his health.

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He said: “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”

His mother also suffered from the disease.

David Cassidy told the magazine: “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been, without any distractions… I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”

Videos on social media of David Cassidy’s performances over the weekend at Agoura, west of Los Angeles, raised concerns about his health.

David Cassidy, whose hits include I Think I Love You and Cherish, has struggled with drinking and financial troubles recently, in 2015, he filed for bankruptcy and between 2010 and 2014, he was arrested three times for drunken driving, and was ordered to rehab as part of his sentence in 2014.

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Tarek El Moussa, one of the hosts of HGTV’s popular Flip or Flop house makeover and resale program, demanded spousal support from soon-to-be-ex-wife and series co-host Christina El Moussa.

The couple, who married in 2009, apparently began having problems several years ago. Those issues came to a head in May 2016, when officers responded to a disturbance call at the couple’s Yorba Linda residence. Allegedly, the couple had a row and Mr. El Moussa fled the residence with a firearm in a suicidal state of mind. After he convinced officers that he was simply blowing off steam, they departed the scene, no arrests were made, and no charges were filed. Nevertheless, the couple formally separated shortly thereafter. In the divorce papers, Mr. El Moussa offered no basis for his request for spousal support.

 

Meanwhile, HGTV network executives, who apparently relied on the couple’s marriage to help this show stand out from the slew of similar reality programs, have supposedly threatened to sue the couple for breach of contract if they do not either reconcile or at least work together amicably.

 

Nontraditional Spousal Support

 

According to the Census Bureau, 40 percent of American households feature female “breadwinner” spouses who provide the primary, or only, source of income for the family. Yet less than 3 percent of divorced men receive spousal support payments. Observers say that many men are “shamed” into not asking for support because either they or their peers consider such requests to be emasculating. Furthermore, breadwinning female spouses often fight such requests, and the limited-income husbands sometimes have little financial resources with which to fight such court battles.

 

There may be a different dynamic as well. Divorced men usually rebuild wealth faster than divorced women, so they are often more optimistic about future financial prospects and see less need for spousal support. Many people, both men and women, are also more than willing to make financial sacrifices if they believe that such moves will foster a better co-parenting relationship.

 

Alimony Factors in California

 

According to Hossein Berenji, an attorney at Berenji & Associates Divorce Lawyers in Los Angeles, CA, “Spouses are not automatically entitled to alimony in California, although there is a strong legal presumption in favor of spousal support.” That presumption has changed over the years. Whereas many spouses once received support payments based on little more than the obligor spouse’s ability to pay, “most courts now balance that element with the obligee spouse’s financial need, and specifically what amount and duration of payments is needed to help obligee spouses become economically self-sufficient,” says Mr. Berenji

 

The primary factors, which are designed to give obligee spouses basically the same standard of living in divorce as they had while married, are laid out in Section 4320 of the California Family Code. Some of the major ones are:

 

  • Future Earning Potential: In addition to considering employment prospects and the current level of marketable skills, the court may also consider the time and money required (if any) to enhance these skills to the level that the person is self-sufficient.
  • Noneconomic Contributions: Many “caretaker” spouses put their careers on hold to assume this role, and people with extended gaps on their resumes are often at a competitive disadvantage in terms of both hireability and compensation.
  • Relative Health and Age of the Parties: If one spouse probably has significantly more working years ahead of him or her, the court may adjust the amount of spousal support accordingly.
  • Spousal Agreements: Most California judges honor voluntary pacts between husbands and wives, as long as such agreements are not blatantly one-sided.

 

Other factors include prior domestic violence convictions, the amount of both community and separate property awarded to each spouse, and custody provisions for minor children (especially if they are disabled).

 

Amount and Duration of Payments

 

California’s alimony system is highly subjective in terms of necessity, amount, and duration of payments, and although such systems have come under scrutiny in many other states, there has been very little reform effort in the Golden State.
To determine the amount of payments, most judges apply the 4320 factors, specifically with an eye toward self-sufficiency. As for the duration of payments, there is a rebuttable presumption that obligor spouses should pay support only until obligee spouses can become self-sufficient, and according to 4320(2)(l), that self-sufficiency must occur within “a reasonable period of time.” Courts have consistently defined this phrase to mean half the length of the relationship if the marriage lasted less than ten years; this presumption does not apply in longer marriages.

 

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Adele was the big winner at the 59th Grammy Awards on February 12, taking home five trophies.

Amongst her haul were three of the “big four” awards: Song of the year, record of the year and album of the year.

The last time someone achieved that was in 2012. And it was Adele.

The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Adele said she couldn’t accept the award for best album because Beyonce’s Lemonade had more fizz.

The British singer also declared her undying love for Beyonce: “I adore you and I want you to be my mummy,” she joked, as she gestured at the heavily-pregnant star.

Beyonce put on a biblical performance of Love Drought and Sandcastles from her record, which won best urban contemporary album.

Adele brought her tribute to George Michael to a juddering halt after veering wildly off key – but made it up to the star on take two.

Chance the Rapper beat Kanye West and Drake to best rap album. He then took the LA crowd to church with the help of a gospel choir.

David Bowie received five posthumous awards including best alternative album for his final LP, Blackstar.

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Here’s a list of the winners and nominees in the main categories at the 59th Grammy awards. You can see the complete list of 84 categories on the official Grammys website.

Album Of The Year

  • WINNER: Adele – 25
  • Beyonce – Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber – Purpose
  • Drake – Views
  • Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Record Of The Year

  • WINNER: Adele – Hello
  • Beyonce – Formation
  • Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  • Rihanna ft Drake – Work
  • Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out

Song Of The Year

  • WINNER: Adele – Hello
  • Beyonce – Formation
  • Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
  • Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  • Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Best New Artist

  • WINNER: Chance The Rapper
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Best alternative album

  • WINNER: David Bowie – Blackstar
  • PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million
  • Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Best pop album

  • WINNER: Adele – 25
  • Justin Bieber – Purpose
  • Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
  • Demi Lovato – Confident
  • Sia – This Is Acting

Best rap album

  • WINNER: Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
  • De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
  • DJ Khaled – Major Key
  • Drake – Views
  • Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
  • Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo

Best Pop Solo Performance:

  • WINNER: Hello – Adele
  • Hold Up – Beyonce
  • Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
  • Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
  • Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

  • WINNER: Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
  • Closer – The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
  • 7 Years – Lukas Graham
  • Work – Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • Cheap Thrills – Sia Featuring Sean Paul

Best Dance Recording

  • WINNER: Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
  • Tearing Me Up – Bob Moses
  • Never Be Like You – Flume Featuring Kai
  • Rinse & Repeat – Riton Featuring Kah-Lo
  • Drinkee – Sofi Tukker

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

  • WINNER: Skin – Flume
  • Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Epoch – Tycho
  • Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld
  • Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII – Louie Vega

Best Rock Performance:

  • WINNER: Blackstar- David Bowie
  • Joe (Live From Austin City Limits) – Alabama Shakes
  • Don’t Hurt Yourself- Beyonce Featuring Jack White
  • The Sound Of Silence – Disturbed
  • Heathens – Twenty One Pilots

Best Metal Performance

  • WINNER: Dystopia – Megadeth
  • Shock Me – Baroness
  • Slivera -Gojira
  • Rotting in Vain- Korn
  • The Price Is Wrong – Periphery

Best Rock Song

  • WINNER: Blackstar – David Bowie
  • Burn the Witch – Radiohead
  • Hardwired – James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
  • Heathens – Tyler Joseph, songwriter
  • My Name Is Human – Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens

Best Rock Album

  • WINNER: Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage The Elephant
  • California – Blink-182
  • Magma – Gojira
  • Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco
  • Weezer – Weezer

Best Alternative Music Album

  • WINNER: Blackstar – David Bowie
  • 22, A Million – Bon Iver
  • The Hope Six Demolition Project – PJ Harvey
  • Post Pop Depression – Iggy Pop
  • A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead

Best R&B Performance

  • WINNER: Cranes in the Sky – Solange
  • Turnin’ Me Up – BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Permission – Ro James
  • I Do – Musiq Soulchild
  • Needed Me – Rihanna

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • WINNER: Lemonade – Beyonce
  • Ology – Gallant
  • We Are King – KING
  • Malibu – Anderson .Paak
  • Anti – Rihanna

Best Rap Performance

  • WINNER: No Problem – Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
  • Panda – Desiigner
  • Pop Style – Drake Featuring The Throne
  • All The Way Up – Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
  • That Part – Schoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • WINNER: Hotline Bling – Drake
  • Freedom – Beyonce Featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Broccoli – D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
  • Ultralight Beam – Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
  • Famous – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song

  • WINNER: Hotline Bling – Drake
  • All The Way Up – Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
  • Famous – Kanye West Featuring Rihanna
  • No Problem – Chance The Rapper
  • Ultralight Beam – Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream

Best Country Album

  • WINNER: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth – Sturgill Simpson
  • Big Day In A Small Town – Brandy Clark
  • Full Circle – Loretta Lynn
  • Hero – Maren Morris
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban

Best Musical Theatre Album

  • WINNER: The Color Purple
  • Bright Star
  • Kinky Boots
  • Waitress

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • WINNER: Miles Ahead – Miles Davis & Various Artists
  • Amy – Various Artists
  • Straight Outta Compton Various Artists
  • Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) – Various Artists
  • Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 – Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • WINNER: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams, composer
  • Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman, composer
  • Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone, composer
  • The Revenant – Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers
  • Stranger Things Volume 1 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers
  • Stranger Things Volume 2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • WINNER: Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
  • Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
  • Just Like Fire – P!nk
  • Purple Lamborghini – Skrillex & Rick Ross
  • Try Everything – Shakira
  • The Veil – Peter Gabriel

Best Producer

  • WINNER: Greg Kurstin
  • Benny Blanco
  • Max Martin
  • Nineteen85
  • Ricky Reed

Best Music Video

  • WINNER: Formation – Beyonce
  • River – Leon Bridges
  • Up & Up – Coldplay
  • Gosh – Jamie xx
  • Upside Down & Inside Out – OK Go

Best Music Film

  • WINNER: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years
  • I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Steve Aoki
  • Lemonade – Beyonce
  • The Music Of Strangers – Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
  • American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry – Various Artists