Other Awards: March 2007 Archives

Nobody burps at the Oscars

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By JOHN ROGERS

LOS ANGELES — Forget who won this year’s Oscars, Grammys and Emmys — there are millions of movie, music and TV fans out there just dying to learn which celebrity burps the loudest.

And they’ll find out, as well as learn the winners in more than a dozen other categories for film, TV, music, sports, books and video games during Saturday’s 20th annual Kids Choice Awards. ...

Kimmel now hosting ESPYs

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Jimmy Kimmel and NBA star LeBron James have been tapped to co-host the 15th anniversary of ESPN’s ESPY Awards. The two-hour awards show, which honors the best in sports and entertainment, will be taped at July 11 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. The telecast is set to air at 8 p.m. July 15.

Presenters added to CMT awards

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Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, former professional wrestler ‘‘Stone Cold’’ Steve Austin and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of presenters for CMT’s 2007 Music Awards, which will be held April 16 in Nashville. Performers on the show include Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban (performing from Australia), Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and Bon Jovi. In an interesting twist, and in addition to casting their vote to determine the night’s winners at CMT.com, fans can choose their ‘‘Flatt Out Fan Favorite,’’ the song that Rascal Flatts will perform to open the broadcast.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Reba McEntire will return as host of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, the organization announced Thursday. ‘‘I’m so flattered,’’ McEntire said in a statement. ‘‘I’m thrilled to be heading back to Las Vegas to help put on the greatest show in country music.’’ The awards will be presented May 15 in Las Vegas, and the show will air live on CBS.

George Strait leads the nominees with eight nominations, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Vocal duo Brooks & Dunn have seven nominations and Rascal Flatts six. ...

Soul Train Awards honor Hudson, too

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By PETER PRENGAMAN

PASADENA, Calif. — Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige took best album honors Saturday at the 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards. Foxx won best male album for ‘‘Unpredictable’’ while Blige won best female album for ‘‘The Breakthrough.’’

Chicago's Jennifer Hudson, who last month won a best supporting actress Oscar for the movie musical ‘‘Dreamgirls,’’ was given the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year. After receiving her award, Hudson reflected on her rapid rise to stardom after being an ‘‘American Idol’’ finalist a few years ago.

‘‘I just can’t believe I got the Sammy Davis Jr. award,’’ said Hudson, who also performed during the show. ‘‘I’m standing on the same stage where I made the top 32 of ’American Idol.’ ’’ ...

George Strait leads ACM nominations

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Strait led the nominees announced today for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Vocal duo Brooks & Dunn got seven nominations and Rascal Flatts earned six.

By PETER PRENGAMAN

LOS ANGELES — Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson kept their winning streaks alive Friday, while ‘‘Grey’s Anatomy’’ star Isaiah Washington claimed a best actor prize at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards. ‘‘Ugly Betty’’ took top television honors.

Hudson, a Chicago native and former ‘‘American Idol’’ finalist, garnered a best supporting actress award for her role in the musical ‘‘Dreamgirls,’’ the same category she won at the Academy Awards last Sunday.
‘‘There is nothing like being recognized and honored by your own,’’ said Hudson.

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