Category Archives: Award Gala

July 28

It’s Official: The 2021 Oshawa Music Awards Nominee List is Here!

It’s Official: The 2021 Oshawa Music Awards Nominee List is Here! In Its 4th Year Celebrating Music in Durham Region, Local Artists Up for Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Durham Song of the Year & MORE Have Been Announced Announcement Host & Local Singer/Songwriter Tania Joy Also Received Two Nominations for Songwriter […]

June 08

JUNOS 2021 Sunday, June 6 The lead up to the 50th Anniversary of Canada’s biggest music award event!

By Sally Warburton  JUNOS 2021  Sunday, June 6  The lead up to the 50th Anniversary of  Canada’s biggest music award event was phenomenal. Before the 8pm start there were two hours of JUNO programs on the history of music venues across Canada with their memorable performances over the five decades…from Nirvana performing in Edmonton’s Starlight […]

June 02

Canada’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival to be streamed live from National Arts Centre on June 12

Canada’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival to be streamed live from National Arts Centre on June 12 Finalists in 18 Categories chosen from 250 Submissions With 10 days away, The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival are getting ready to host one of Canada’s biggest music award shows. The Awards span 18 categories, celebrating solo artists, duos and groups from across […]

May 11

BBPA Harry Jerome Awards 2021 DECADE LEADERS: THE ART of POSSIBLE

by Sally Warburton With an introduction by Prime Minister Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and then Mayor of Toronto John Tory, one of Toronto’s most anticipated award events got its start!  Over 1000 attendees including Government and Corporate Leaders, Community Members, Celebrity Supporters and BBPA Harry Jerome Alumni such as Jean Augustine were present.  Saturday, […]

May 01

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS HIP HOP AWARDS VIRTUAL SHOW -MAY 22nd & 23rd 2021 

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS HIP HOP AWARDS VIRTUAL SHOW  MAY 22nd & 23rd 2021   Winnipeg, MB. – The first ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards (IIHHAS) and Trade Show May 22 and 23 in celebration of Indigenous Hip Hop. The awards will stream from our host city of Winnipeg, MB on the original lands of the Dene people’s, Dakota, Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Treaty 1 […]

April 20

2021 CMAONTARIO FESTIVAL & AWARDS Rescheduled for September 3 – 5, 2021 in Hamilton, Ontario Celebrating Ontario’s Country Music Industry 

2021 CMAONTARIO FESTIVAL & AWARDS Rescheduled for September 3 – 5, 2021 in Hamilton, Ontario Celebrating Ontario’s Country Music Industry The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has rescheduled the 2021 CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Hamilton to September 3 – 5, 2021, following the recommendations from officials regarding COVID-19. Previously scheduled for May 28 – 30, the […]

April 18

TIM HICKS, ROBYN OTTOLINI, AARON ALLEN, SACHA and more! Announced as Performers for the 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards

TIM HICKS, ROBYN OTTOLINI,AARON ALLEN, SACHAand more!Announced as Performers forthe 9th Annual CMAOntario Awards The Country Music Association of Ontario(CMAOntario) is excited to announce Tim Hicks, Robyn Ottolini, Aaron Allen, Sacha, and more as part of an initial list of performers for the CMAOntario Awards on Sunday, May 30 at Ancaster Fairgrounds in Hamilton. The CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will host three drive […]

March 29

Academy Award® Nominated THE FATHER,Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins,

Sony Pictures Classics ReleasesFlorian Zeller’s Academy Award® Nominated THE FATHER,Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins, for PVOD on Eventive Sony Pictures Classics’ much-anticipated PVOD Release of Florian Zeller’s Academy Award® nominated THE FATHER is now available on Eventive, the leading platform in virtual cinema. The PVOD release comes on the heels of the film’s theatrical release […]

March 10

5 Juno Nominations for Justin Bieber, Jessie Reyez and JP Saxe among Canadian artists. “The Weeknd”(6 Nominations)not shutout , a hint to the Grammy Committee.

The Weeknd’s After Hours album, with hit singles “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears” riding high on the Billboard charts, propelled the Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer to the top spot as the most nominated artist at the 2021 Juno Awards. During a virtual press conference on Tuesday, it was announced that The Weeknd received six […]

February 03

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

TOP ROW: CODA, COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE; SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED), PHOTO BY MASS DISTRACTION MEDIA; FLEE, COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE. BOTTOM ROW: HIVE, PHOTO BY ALEXANDER BLOOM; WRITING WITH FIRE, COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE; MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY, COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE. Park City, UT — After […]

January 31

A-DOC: ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK AND OPEN YOUR EYES & THINK MF TEAM UP TO CELEBRATE A HISTORIC YEAR FOR ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY AWARDS CONTENDERS

A-DOC: ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK AND OPEN YOUR EYES & THINK MF TEAM UP TO CELEBRATE A HISTORIC YEAR FOR ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY AWARDS CONTENDERS A-DOC            http://bit.ly/adoc-youtubeOYEATMF      https://bit.ly/39u0iua ABOUT:  A-DOC:ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORKA-Doc is a national network that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field.  Asian American documentary filmmakers […]

January 27

Director David Midell (NightLights) has been nominated for the “Someone to Watch Award” Independent Spirit Award honor in connection with his feature film, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

Chicago-bred writer/director David Midell (NightLights) has been nominated for the “Someone to Watch Award” Independent Spirit Award honor in connection with his feature film, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, it was announced this morning by Film Independent, the sanctioning body for The Independent Spirit Awards. Midell’s nomination comes in the “Someone To Watch” category, which […]

January 26

THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS (AWFJ)ANNOUNCES THE 2020 EDA AWARD NOMINEES

THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS (AWFJ)ANNOUNCES THE 2020 EDA AWARD NOMINEES “NOMADLAND” RECEIVES MOST NODS WITH NOMINATIONS  IN NINE CATEGORIES INCLUDING BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR FOR CHLOE ZHAO AND BEST ACTRESS FOR FRANCES MCDORMAND “ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI” RECEIVES NODS IN EIGHT CATEGORIES INCLUDING BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR FOR REGINA KING AND BEST ENSEMBLE ADDITIONAL […]

January 13

30th Gotham IFP Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery @ Cipriani Wall Street, New York.-Mon.,Jan.11th,2021

New York City showed its redoubtable “can-do” spirit at the 30th Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. Robert Hall Winery returned for its third year as wine sponsor. In a remarkable, first-time ever hybrid of live and virtual presentation, presenters and honorees in attendance sat at tiny, socially distanced tables in the cavernous space and mingled cautiously but enthusiastically […]

October 16

CMAOntario Awards – Oct 4, 2020

by Wayne Baggs Why would you drive to London’s Western Fairgrounds in the rain on a Sunday night? To watch live music with an actual stage, real lighting, real sound, and real people playing. A historical event. It’s the world’s first live drive-in-awards show! The “Country Music Association of Ontario” or the “CMAO” awards show. The CMAOntario […]