Posts Tagged Award shows

Mark Ronson to mentor emerging acts through Grammy program

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, Mark Ronson poses for a photo at Jeff Bhasker Studio, in Venice, Calif. The Recording Academy and Hyundai announced Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, that Ronson will serve as ambassador for the 2015 Grammy Amplifier, the organization’s program for mentoring artists. This year’s curators include Ziggy Marley, the Band Perry and singer-songwriter Allen Stone. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Ronson is lending his “Uptown Funk” to budding musicians.

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‘Birdman’? ‘Boyhood’? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

Emma Stone arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches.

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A look at the Academy Awards and the Sundance kids

In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, writer and director Richard Linklater, right, poses with cast member and daughter Lorelei Linklater, at the premiere of the film "Boyhood" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. The 2015 best picture Oscar nominee film, first premiered at the independent film festival. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it’s a downright miracle.

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Oscar fever has fans scrambling to watch, watch, watch

In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Between Jan. 15, when Academy Award nominations are announced, and Feb. 22, film fans flock to the theaters to see the nominated works. On Feb. 21., AMC theaters will host 24-hour marathons for best-picture contenders in six busy movie markets around the country.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a fever spreading across the land. It’s Oscar fever, with a reasonably short incubation period but symptoms that turn otherwise rational film buffs into bingeing maniacs. In a good way!

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