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24 October 2021

Martin Scorsese, Szabo to get Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award.

Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese and celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The 52nd edition of the film festival will be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa.

While Szabo is known for his masterpieces like 1966’s “Father” and 1981 movie “Mephisto”, Scorsese is one of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history.

The opening film of this edition of IFFI will be “The King of all the World”, directed by Carlos Saura. Around 30 titles have been shortlisted for screening at 52nd IFFI from prominent International Film Festivals in the Festival Kaleidoscope and World Panorama Section. 

The festival will also pay homage to legendary actor Dilip Kumar, celebrated filmmaker Sumitra Bhave, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Sanchari Vijay, Surekha Sikri, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bertrand Tavenier, Christopher Plummer and Jean-Claude Carriere.

The Retrospective section at the festival will feature renowned Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr, Russian film-maker and stage director Andrei Konchalovsky and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Rajinikanth.

The festival will also pay a special tribute to Sean Connery, the first actor to portray fictional British spy James Bond on the big screen.



23 October 2021

Four Sri Lankan artists make promotional song for Rajinikanth’s upcoming movie.

Four Sri Lankan artists have created a promotional song for the upcoming Tamil movie ‘Annaatthe’ starring South Indian cinema’s megastar Rajinikanth and Nayanathara.

The song titled ‘Vararu Vararu Annaatha’ is written by award-winning Tamil poet and lyricist Pottuvil Asmin. He has also written songs for several Tamil films.

Kandappu Jeyanthan composed the music and the song is sung by Krisan Mahesan, and Roja Sivankar.

Upon its release, the song was well received by the fans.

‘Annaatthe’ movie release, which was postponed several times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to be released on November 04, coinciding with the Diwali festival.



15 October 2021

Sri Lankan student filmmaker wins big at Turkey short film festival.

A short film “Mutton” produced by Sri Lankan student filmmaker Hasantha Prabhoothi Dissanayake has been chosen for the final jury selection of the 7th Sakarya International Short Film Festival.

The event, organized by the Sakarya University in Turkey, was held from October 12 - 14.

The other movies include “Cotard’s Delusion” by Sonn Shagleeva from Russian Federation, “Hunting Season” by Dimitris Theocharidis from Greece, “Hemnefes” by Abdullah Şahin from Turkey, “New Year’s Eve” by Zeyingtai Steven Lyu from USA, “Otava” by Lana Bregar from Slovenia, “Gas” by Utku Çırak from Turkey, “The Hobbyist” by George Vatistas from USA, “The Recess” by Navid Nikkhah Azad from Iran and “Un Silencio Prolongado” by Pau Verdalet from Mexico.

Sakarya International Short Film Festival brings together students who are interested in cinema in Turkey and abroad with its team whose experience increases every year.

The festival aims to increase students’ interest in cinema by awarding student films.

“Mutton” is woven around an expectant mother named Sherina Samson and the mysterious death of her husband who is involved in an extramarital affair.



09 October 2021

Arvind Trivedi, best known for his role as ‘Raavan’ in Ramayan, passes away.

Veteran television actor Arvind Trivedi, who is famously known for his iconic role of demon-king Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s TV serial Ramayan, has passed away. He was 82. 

He was also part of the political field, as an MP from Sabarkatha constituency in Gujarat, and had served the Parliament from 1991-96. 

He served as the acting chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 2002 to 2003.



06 October 2021

Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space.

A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space on a mission to make the world’s first movie in orbit, a project the Kremlin said will help burnish the nation’s space glory.

Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions. Their Soyuz MS-19 lifted off as scheduled at 1:55 p.m. (0855 GMT) from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan and arrived at the station after about 3½ hours.

Shkaplerov took manual controls to smoothly dock the spacecraft at the space outpost after a glitch in an automatic docking system. The trio reported they were feeling fine and spacecraft systems were functioning normally.

Peresild and Klimenko are to film segments of a new movie titled “Challenge,” in which a surgeon played by Peresild rushes to the space station to save a crew member who needs an urgent operation in orbit. After 12 days on the space outpost, they are set to return to Earth with another Russian cosmonaut.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the mission will help showcase Russia’s space prowess.



04 October 2021

Cambodia bans telecast of LTTE “Methagu” film.

The Kingdom of Cambodia has banned the telecast of ‘Methagu’ Tamil movie that follows the life of the leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Velupillai Prabhakaran following a request from Sri Lanka.

The Cambodian Ministry of Information has requested all TV station owners to ban the broadcast of the movie “Methagu” in the programs of cable TV and all kinds of TV stations.

The film was released this year and claims to show ‘the true events that happened in Tamileelam’


Sri Lankan Young Singer Yohani sings her way to Bollywood.

Sri Lankan Young Artist Yohani De Silva, who grabbed the international audience with her cover song “Manike Mage Hithe” with over 129 million views, has entered the Bollywood market.

Yohani has released her soulful interpretation of the female version of the title track from the Bollywood movie “Siddat” after capturing the attention of Indian fans with her original popular record.

Shiddat, also known as “Journey Beyond Love”, is a Hindi-language romance film directed by Kunal Deshmukh and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan under the T-Series and Maddock Films. The T-series youtube channel has already released the theme song of the movie “Siddat”. Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal, Mohit Raina, and Diana Penty appear in the film.

The film released on Disney+ Hotstar on October 1, 2021.

Meanwhile, Yohani De Silva has performed in New Delhi and Hyderabad on 29 September 2021 and on October 3. Accordingly, she has performed at Studio X in Gurgaon, and two musical shows in Hyderabad. Yohani has already been contracted by a prominent Indian talent agency after her song “Manike Mage Hithe” went viral in India and worldwide. Yohani has inked an exclusive deal with Wingman India and will be managed in India by Sonu Lakhwani.Sonu Lakhwani is the founder of Wingman Talent Management. Some of Bollywood’s top stars are managed by Wingman Talent Management.



24 September 2021

Gorillas shock onlookers with oral sex show at Bronx Zoo in hilarious video.

A video of two gorillas performing oral sex in front of Bronx Zoo onlookers has gone viral. 

The encounter took place on Wednesday (22nd), and their interaction started off quite innocent. It even drew an “aww” from the crowd. That is, until it was clear what was going down, no pun intended. 

Parents quickly averted the eyes of their children, while laughter filled the room of visitors looking at these gorillas simply trying to live as normal of a life as they can in an enclosure. Meanwhile, as others stepped away in the midst of what was happening, the person recording not only got closer, but also zoomed in at one point. 

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23 September 2021

Willie Garson, 'Sex and the City' actor, dead at 57.

Willie Garson, an actor best known for playing Stanford Blatch on “Sex and the City” and Mozzie on “White Collar,” has died. He was 57.

A family member of Garson’s confirmed his death to Variety. He died of pancreatic cancer.

In HBO’s wildly popular “Sex and the City” series, Garson portrayed talent agent Stanford, the witty and stylish best male friend of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). Garson reprised the role in the franchise’s films, “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2,” and had recently been filming HBO Max’s upcoming revival series, “And Just Like That.”

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22 September 2021

73rd Emmy award 2021 announced

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry. It is presented at numerous annual events held throughout the calendar year, each honouring one of the various sectors of the television industry.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 19, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. The award honoured the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2020, until May 31, 2021, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 73rd edition of the Television Academy’s top honours is being hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on CBS.

Here are the winners for the 2021 Emmy Awards:

  • Outstanding Drama Series: The Crown
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Ted Lasso
  • Outstanding Variety Talk Show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Outstanding Limited Series: The Queen’s Gambit
  • Outstanding Actor–Comedy: Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
  • Outstanding Actor–Drama: Josh O’Connor
  • Outstanding Actor–Limited Series or Movie: Ewan McGregor (Halston)
  • Outstanding Actress–Comedy: Jean Smart (Hacks)
  • Outstanding Actress–Drama: Olivia Colman (The Crown)
  • Outstanding Actress–Limited Series or Movie: Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor–Comedy: Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor–Drama: Tobias Menzies (The Crown)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor–Limited Series or Movie: Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress–Comedy: Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress–Drama: Gillian Anderson (The Crown)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress–Limited Series or Movie: Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown)
  • Outstanding Director–Comedy: Lucia Aniello (Hacks)
  • Outstanding Director–Drama: Jessica Hobbs (The Crown)
  • Outstanding Director–Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit)
  • Outstanding Writing–Comedy: Lucia Aniello, Paul W Downs and Jen Statsky (Hacks)
  • Outstanding Writing–Drama: Peter Morgan (The Crown)
  • Outstanding Writing–Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special: Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)


21 September 2021

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly.

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth’s well-being from superstar K-pop band BTS.

Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly hall on Monday to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality.

“Every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end,” said RM, the band’s leader.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in introduced the pop stars as special presidential envoys and an “exceptionally outstanding group of young men who are connecting with the youth across the world.”

But it wasn’t all about U.N. goals. The group also unveiled a new music video for its current hit single “Permission to Dance,” which was filmed at U.N. Headquarters in New York. The singers crooned, “Don’t need to talk the talk, just walk the walk,” while dancing their way from the General Assembly hall to the garden overlooking the East River.

Since its debut in 2013, BTS has garnered global recognition for its self-produced music and activism, which also includes publicly calling out anti-Asian racism. The band topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart three times in 2020, and was nominated for prominent music awards like Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Monday’s speech marked the group’s second appearance at the U.N. The band took part in an event in 2018, when RM spoke about its work with UNICEF.

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15 September 2021

Legendary actor, comedian, and former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61.

Legendary actor and comedian Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61. Born in Quebec City in 1959, Macdonald began his comedy career doing stand-up in Canada before landing a writing gig for the TV show Roseanne. 

He then landed a job at Saturday Night Live, where he was a cast member from 1993-1998. Macdonald had the coveted role of Weekend Update anchor during his time at SNL, where he displayed his deadpan style of comedy and became a household name.

Macdonald left SNL in 1998 and started his own comedy show, The Norm Show, which ran from 1999-2001. The comedian continued to show up in late-night appearances, as well as lending his voice in a number of animated films and TV series, including The Orville and Klaus. The comedian also had a recurring role in The Middle and will perhaps be best remembered in live-action for his roles in Billy Madison and Dirty Work.

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14 September 2021

Creative Arts Emmys: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Wins a Leading 9 Awards.

The Queen’s Gambit topped the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, presented across three ceremonies over Saturday and Sunday, with Netflix’s chess-themed drama collecting nine awards including for casting, cinematography, costumes, editing, makeup, production design, score, sound editing and sound mixing.

The Mandalorian followed with seven Emmys, including one for composer Ludwig Göransson—his second consecutive win for the Disney+ series. RuPaul’s Drag Race won five awards, with host RuPaul scoring his sixth consecutive win and 10th Emmy. Saturday Night Live also collected five awards, bringing the live series, which returns for its 47th season on Oct. 2, to 83 Emmy wins.

Guest acting Emmys went to Lovecraft Country’s Courtney B. Vance and The Crown’s Claire Foy on the drama side and SNL hosts Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle on the comedy side.



13 September 2021

2021 Creative Arts Emmys: See the full list of winners

The Primetime Emmys aren't until next Sunday (19th), but the awards festivities have already begun.

This weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys — which honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality, and documentary categories — kicked things off during three ceremonies across Saturday and Sunday. An edited presentation will be broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FXX.

See below for the complete list of winners from the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.


Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit – Steven Meizler (Netflix)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series

WINNER: Country Comfort – George Mooradian (Episode: "Crazy") (Netflix)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)

WINNER: The Mandalorian – Matthew Jensen (Episode: "Chapter 15: The Believer") (Disney+)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

WINNER: The Crown – Adriano Goldman (Episode: "Fairytale") (Netflix)

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

WINNER: Pose (Episode: "Series Finale") (FX)

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling

WINNER: Pose (Episode: "Series Finale") (FX)

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Program

WINNER: Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Maya Rudolph") (NBC)

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)

WINNER: Pose (Episode: "Series Finale") (FX)

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction, Or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic)

WINNER: Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Elon Musk") (NBC)

Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming (Juried Award)

WINNER: Black Is King (Disney+)

WINNER: The Masked Singer (Episode: "Super 8 - The Plot Chickens! Part 2") (Fox)

WINNER: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month Spectacular (IFC)

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

WINNER: WandaVision (Episode: "Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience") (Disney+)

Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming (Juried Award)

WINNER: For All Mankind: Time Capsule (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Interactive Program

WINNER: Space Explorers: The ISS Experience (Oculus)

Outstanding Main Title Design

WINNER: The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)

Outstanding Motion Design (Juried Award)

WINNER: Calls – Alexei Tylevich, (creative director), Ethan Stickley, (designer/animator), Scott Ulrich, (animator), Daisuke Goto, (animator), Chi Hong, (animator), James Connelly, (editor) (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: The Conners – Brian Schnuckel (Episode: "Jeopardé, Sobrieté and Infidelité") (ABC)

Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling

WINNER: Bridgerton (Episode: "Art of the Swoon") (Netflix)

Outstanding Period Costumes

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit (Episode: "End Game") (Netflix)

Outstanding Period Makeup and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit (Episode: "Adjournment") (Netflix)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming

WINNER: A Black Lady Sketch Show – Daysha Broadway, Stephanie Filo and Jessica Hernández (Episode: "Sister, May I Call You Oshun?") (HBO)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)

WINNER: Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)

WINNER: WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special

WINNER: The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality, or Competition Series

WINNER: Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Kristen Wiig") (NBC)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup

WINNER: The Mandalorian (Episode: "Chapter 13: The Jedi") (Disney+)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Ted Lasso – A.J. Catoline (Episode: "The Hope That Kills You") (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown – Yan Miles (Episode: "Fairytale") (Netflix)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit – Michelle Tesoro (Episode: "Exchanges") (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

WINNER: Love, Death & Robots (Episode: "Snow in the Desert") (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

WINNER: Lovecraft Country (Episode: "Sundown") (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit (Episode: "End Game") (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

WINNER: Ted Lasso (Episode: "The Hope That Kills You") (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

WINNER: The Mandalorian (Episode: "Chapter 13: The Jedi") (Disney+)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit (Episode: "End Game") (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special

WINNER: David Byrne's American Utopia (HBO)


Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

WINNER: 76 Days (Pluto)

Outstanding Animated Program

WINNER: Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal (Episode: "Plague of Madness") (Adult Swim)

Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program

WINNER: RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

WINNER: Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress on Big Mouth (Episode: "A Very Special 9/11 Episode") (Netflix)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program

WINNER: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet – Gavin Thurston (Netflix)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program

WINNER: Life Below Zero (Nat Geo)

Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

WINNER: Kirsten Johnson for Dick Johnson Is Dead (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program

WINNER: Nick Murray for RuPaul's Drag Race (Episode: "Gettin' Lucky") (VH1)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

WINNER: Secrets of the Whales (Disney+)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

WINNER: Boys State (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program

WINNER: RuPaul for RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

WINNER: Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (Juried Award)

WINNER: Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal – David Krentz (storyboard artist) (Episode: "Plague of Madness") (Adult Swim)

WINNER: Love, Death & Robots – Robert Valley (production designer) (Episode: "Ice") (Netflix)

WINNER: Love, Death & Robots – Patricio Betteo (background artist) (Episode: "Ice") (Netflix)

WINNER: Love, Death & Robots – Dan Gill (stop motion animator) (Episode: "All Through the House") (Netflix)

WINNER: Love, Death & Robots – Laurent Nicolas (character designer) (Episode: "Automated Customer Service") (Netflix)

WINNER: The Simpsons – Nik Ranieri (lead character layout artist) (Episode: "Wad Goals") (Fox)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

WINNER: Steven Price for David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Netflix)

Outstanding Narrator

WINNER: Sterling K. Brown on Lincoln: Divided We Stand (Episode: "The Dogs of War") (CNN)

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program

WINNER: The Social Dilemma – Davis Coombe (Netflix)

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program

WINNER: RuPaul's Drag Race – Jamie Martin, Paul Cross, Ryan Mallick and Michael Roha (Episode: "Condragulations") (VH1)

Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program

WINNER: Life Below Zero – Tony Diaz, Matt Edwards, Jennifer Nelson, Eric Michael Schrader and Michael Swingler (Episode: "The Other Side") (Nat Geo)

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

WINNER: Love, Death & Robots (Episode: "Ice") (Netflix)

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series

WINNER: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (YouTube)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

WINNER: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

WINNER: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Netflix)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

WINNER: The Social Dilemma (Netflix)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

WINNER: RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)


Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

WINNER: J. B. Smoove as Chief Billy Bills on Mapleworth Murders (Quibi)

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series

WINNER: Keke Palmer as Barbie / Gammy Tay / Lil Thad / Miranda / Rick on Keke Palmer's Turnt Up with the Taylors (Facebook Watch)

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

WINNER: Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit (Netflix)

Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming

WINNER: Debbie Allen for Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (Netflix)

Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming

WINNER: Derek Hough for Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Outstanding Commercial

WINNER: "You Can't Stop Us" (Nike)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

WINNER: Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Dave Chappelle"), Directed by Don Roy King (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

WINNER: Bo Burnham: Inside, directed by Bo Burnham (Netflix)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Dave Chappelle as Host on Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Dave Chappelle") (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Courtney B. Vance as George Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: "Whitey's on the Moon") (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Maya Rudolph as Host on Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Maya Rudolph") (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown (Episode: "48:1") (Netflix)

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series

WINNER: Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Adele") (NBC)

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special

WINNER: David Byrne's American Utopia (HBO)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

WINNER: Carlos Rafael Rivera for The Queen's Gambit (Episode: "End Game") (Netflix)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

WINNER: Ludwig Göransson for The Mandalorian (Episode: "Chapter 16: The Rescue") (Disney+)

Outstanding Music Direction

WINNER: Bo Burnham for Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)

Outstanding Music Supervision

WINNER: Ciara Elwis and Matt Biffa for I May Destroy You (Episode: "Ego Death") (HBO)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

WINNER: Blake Neely for The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

WINNER: WandaVision (Episode: "Breaking the Fourth Wall") (Song: "Agatha All Along") (Disney+)

Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series

WINNER: Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie

WINNER: The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode

WINNER: Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: "Su'kal") (Paramount+)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

WINNER: The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Outstanding Stunt Performance

WINNER: The Mandalorian (Episode: "Chapter 16: The Rescue") (Disney+)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series

WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Episode: "Trump & Election Results / F*ck 2020") (HBO)

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special

WINNER: Hamilton (Disney+)

Outstanding Television Movie

WINNER: Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

WINNER: Bo Burnham: Inside, written by Bo Burnham (Netflix)



Britney Spears announces engagement to Sam Asghari.

US pop star Britney Spears has announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

The singer posted a video of the couple showing off the ring on Instagram.

The 39-year-old is fighting a legal battle to end her 13-year conservatorship, which controls both her personal life and finances.

Spears has revealed that the terms of the arrangement are preventing her from marrying Mr Asghari, 27, or having more children.

The conservatorship arrangement was imposed in 2008 when concerns were raised over the singer's mental health.

Last week, Britney Spears father, Jamie Spears, filed papers in a Los Angeles court to end the conservatorship. A court hearing is scheduled for 29 September.

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06 September 2021

Popular singer Sunil Perera passes away.

Veteran singer, musician and leader of the popular band ‘Gypsies’, Sunil Perera has passed away at the age of 68.

He had reportedly passed away, a short while ago today (06th), while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. 

Sunil Perera had tested positive for COVID-19 last month and was only recently discharged after recovering. However, it was reported yesterday that he had been readmitted to hospital due to a sudden illness. 

Ivor Sylvester Sunil Perera, popularly known as Sunil Perera was a true veteran of the Sri Lankan music industry and a much-loved figure among artistes and fans alike. 

Sunil Perera and his brother Piyal have been part of the ‘Gypsies’, one of the biggest and most famous musical bands in the country, for the past three decades with multiple hit albums and sold-out concerts here and abroad. 

In 1969 as soon as he left school, Sunil joined the band The Gypsies created by his father, Anton Perera along with his brothers – Nihal, Lal, Nimal, Piyal and several others. 

Sunil was the main vocalist of the band along with his brother Piyal Perera. Their first hit ‘Linda Langa Sangamaya’ was released in 1972/1973 along with ‘Amma Amma Me Mata’. 

In 1980, Gypsies released their first cassette tape with the song ‘Kurumitto’. Other famous hits sung by Gypsies include ‘Kadapathakin’, ‘None Mage Sudu None’ (1977), ‘Lunu Dehi’ (1987), ‘Oye Ojaye’ (1989), ‘Piti Kotapan None’ and ‘Signore’ (1997).

Sunil’s recent works include the popular songs such as ‘I don’t know why’ which addresses mere sociopolitical issues through humor and 2017’s ‘Koththamalli’.



27 August 2021

The Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts died at age 80.

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died on 24 Auguat 2021 in London at age 80. Watts’ passing was confirmed by a statement from the band.

Charlie Watts was born in London’s Bloomsbury district on June 2, 1941. He was a teenager when his parents gave him a drum set and first performed as part of jazz bands. In 1961, Watts joined Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated and one year later met the members of a new band called The Rolling Stones. Charlie replaced original drummer Mick Avory in January of 1963, less than a year after The Rolling Stones were formed.

Watts was behind the kit for all of The Rolling Stones’ gigs from January 12, 1963, forward as well as on all of the band’s recordings. His solid, unflashy style was the backbone of the group’s sound. The Rolling Stones went on to become one of rock’s greatest and top-selling bands thanks to such hits as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Brown Sugar,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Honky Tonk Women.”

The Rolling Stones released 25 studio albums over the years dating back to a self-titled effort in 1964, which was issued in the U.S. as England’s Newest Hit Makers. The band’s output included iconic LPs Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971), Exile On Main St. (1972), Emotional Rescue (1980) and Tattoo You (1981). Watts’ last appearance on a Rolling Stones studio album stands for now as Blue & Lonesome, an album released in 2016 featuring blues covers.

While The Rolling Stones didn’t tour for most of the 1980s, the band’s massively successful 1989 – 1990 Steel Wheels tour was the first of many the group embarked on over the past 30 years. The latest was a North American leg of their No Filter tour in 2019. Charlie’s final show took place at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on August 30, 2019.



20 August 2021

South Korean actress Kim Min-kyung passes away.

Renowned South Korean actress Kim Min-kyung breathed her last on August 15. The Mouse actress' death was confirmed by her agency DaHong Entertainment on August 17. She was 61. Her cause of death remains unknown as of now.

Kim who made her debut in 1979 in a theatrical group, had a career spanning 40 years and included stage, television and movie roles. An established actress of her time, Kim appeared in critically as well as commercially acclaimed films such as Someone Behind You, Where The Truth Lies, and Microhabitat. Some of her dramas include romances like The Moon Embracing The Sun and Flowers of The Prison. 

As revealed by the agency, Kim passed away in the hospital. Her funeral was to take place today. She was last seen in the drama series A Good Supper, Become Rice, thriller series Mouse, starring Lee Seung-gi, and crime-action film Pipeline.

Kim will have two posthumous releases including Spiritwalker and 1947 Boston that are scheduled to hit the big screens late this year.  

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15 August 2021

Una Stubbs: ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ and ‘Sherlock’ star dies aged 84.

Actress Una Stubbs, who appeared in some of the best-loved shows on British TV from the 1960s to the 2010s, has died at the age of 84.

She found fame in Cliff Richard's 1963 film Summer Holiday before starring in hit sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.

The actress went on to appear in shows like Worzel Gummidge, The Worst Witch, EastEnders and Sherlock.

Her agent paid tribute to her as "a wonderful actress" and "graceful, gracious and kind and constant friend".

After starting her career as a dancer, Stubbs became a fixture on the small screen in the 60s when she played Alf Garnett's exasperated daughter Rita in Till Death Us Do Part and the 1980s follow-ups 'Til Death and In Sickness and In Health.

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23 July 2021

BTS tops Billboard Hot 100 with new hit replacing own song.

South Korean boy band BTS has gracefully replaced its own No. 1 song, “Butter,” at the Billboard Hot 100 chart with another hit -- “Permission to Dance.”

The latest track officially debuted at No. 1 on this week’s Hot 100, while “Butter” bowed to the seventh spot in the charts after seven weeks in the lead, Billboard said.

BTS is now the first act to replace its No. 1 hit with another chart-topping track since rapper Drake in 2018, Billboard tweeted Monday.

Following its release on July 9, “Permission to Dance” drew 15.9 million U.S. streams and 1.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, while selling 140,100 downloads in the week ending July 15, Billboard reported.

“Permission to Dance” is the fourth BTS song to land the No. 1 spot on the competitive music chart. Previously, the boy band’s first all-English song, “Dynamite,” stayed three weeks at No. 1, while “Life Goes On” stayed for one week in December 2020, and “Butter” had been in the lead for seven weeks since June.

With four No. 1 debuts in the charts, the septet joins Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Drake as the artists with the same accomplishments in their career.

Similarly, BTS joins the ranks of The Beatles, BoyzIIMen, Outkast and Black Eyed Peas in the category of duo or group, who replaced their own No. 1 song with another No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100.

BTS was able to achieve five No. 1 songs on the chart for a total of 10 months and two weeks. This marks the quickest five No. 1 hits in three decades since Michael Jackson, Billboard noted.

The fifth song, “Savage Love,” was originally released by Jason Derulo in June 2020, but was remixed with BTS singing Korean verses and released anew in October stayed one week as No. 1 on the chart. 

Jackson earned five Hot 100 No. 1 songs in nine months and two weeks in 1987 to 1988 with the songs “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” with Siedah Garrett, “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana,” according to The Korea Times.

“Permission to Dance” is the group’s second collaboration with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, following “Make It Right” in 2019. The song is part of the album, “Butter,” which also contains instrumental versions of the two songs.

Forbes on Sunday said “Butter” sold over 1.9 million CDs in its first week of release.






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