Other Awards: February 2009 Archives

Brad Paisley leads country ACM nominees

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Brad Paisley leads all finalists for the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations.

The finalists were announced in Nashville, Tenn., this morning and Paisley garnered nods for entertainer of the year and male vocalist. He is also a finalist for record, song and video of the year for "Waitin' on a Woman." Paisley is also up for vocal event of the year for "Start a Band" with Keith Urban.

'Millionaire' earns top honors at British Oscars

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Rags-to-riches story "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its fairy-tale journey Sunday, winning seven prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards and sealing its place as favorite for the Oscars later this month.

Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke also gained Oscar momentum with acting wins -- Winslet for her role as a former Nazi concentration camp guard in "The Reader," Rourke for his career-reviving performance as a washed-up athlete in "The Wrestler." Heath Ledger won a posthumous supporting actor award for The Dark Knight."

Miley Cyrus lands more Kids' Choice nominations

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Miley Cyrus snagged two trophies at last year's Kids' Choice Awards, and now, the teen queen is back for more.

The "Hannah Montana" star -- who's scheduled to sing at Sunday's Grammys with Taylor Swift -- received a leading three nominations, including favorite TV actress and favorite female singer.

'Slumdog' takes more top honors, this time at DGAs

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"Slumdog Millionaire" continued its rags-to-riches march through Hollywood's awards season as its filmmaker, Danny Boyle, won the top honor Saturday from the Directors Guild of America.

The win puts Boyle on the inside track for the same prize at the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, since the guild recipient almost always goes on to win the directing Oscar.

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