Other Awards: October 2007 Archives

LONDON — The four-legged stars of the Oscar-winning film ‘‘The Queen’’ are the winners of Britain’s first-ever Fido Awards for canine cinematic excellence.

Poppy, Anna, Alice, Oliver and Megan — five corgis who appeared alongside Helen Mirren in the film about Queen Elizabeth II — were named best historical hounds during a ceremony at London’s South Bank arts center Sunday. They beat dogs from the thespian drama ‘‘Moliere’’ and Joy Division biopic ‘‘Control.’’

The corgis also took the ceremony’s top accolade, ‘‘best in world.’’

Mirren won a best-actress Academy Award for playing the British monarch in the movie, set after the 1997 death of Princess Diana. Mirren, who is filming in the United States, sent a message praising her co-stars.

‘‘I know one should avoid acting with animals and children, but these little chaps were a pleasure to work with and deserve all the plaudits for their fine performances,’’ she said.
The queen’s love of corgis is well known. She has owned more than 30 of the breed during her 55-year reign.

The Fidos call themselves the world’s first-ever international awards ceremony for canine screen stars. They were presented in conjunction with the London Film Festival, which runs until Thursday.



ATLANTA — Despite rapper T.I.’s absence, the show went on at the second-annual BET Hip-Hop Awards — even when he was scheduled to perform.

The self-proclaimed ‘‘King of the South,’’ who was up for nine nominations, won two awards. But he couldn’t accept any trophies or make the planned performance after being arrested by federal authorities early Saturday.

American Music Award nominees announced

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LOS ANGELES — Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Linkin Park and Daughtry lead the pack with three nominations each for the 2007 American Music Awards, announced today during a press conference at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

For the first time, AMA winners will be determined by online voting at the AMA site, which also has a complete list of nominees. Votes will be collected from today through Nov. 1. Winners will be announced at the ceremony, broadcast live at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on ABC, from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Daughtry, Celine Dion, Fergie and Rihanna have confirmed to perform at the AMA show.

Snoop humbled at Hip-Hop Honors

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NEW YORK — Snoop Dogg is usually quick to brag and boast, but even he felt humbled as he was honored for his rap achievements at VH1’s fourth annual Hip Hop Honors. The gangsta rapper was lauded along with Missy Elliott, the ’80s rap trio Whoudini, A Tribe Called Quest, music executive Andre Harrell and producer Teddy Riley for creating the ‘‘New Jack Swing’’ sound, and Fab Five Freddy and Charlie Ahern for the groundbreaking movie ‘‘Wildstyle.’’ The event airs on VH1 beginning today. ...