Saturday, 8 December 2018

AWARDS SEASON WATCH: Spotlight on Best Reggae Album nominees and 2019 Golden Globes contenders

>> Going for Gold: Protoje, Etana score their first Grammy nods 
The hardworking queens of reggae music are represented in this season’s Grammy race, thanks to songbird Etana’s nod for her critically acclaimed opus Reggae Forever. Released by Tad’s International, the disc joins four other worthy contenders in the category reserved annually for Best Reggae Album. Protoje has also scored his first nod for Grammy honours, with A Matter of Time making the cut. The Shaggy and Sting collaborative sizzler 44/876 also picked up a nomination alongside Black Uhuru’s As the World Turns. Ziggy Marley, meanwhile, earned his 13th career nomination for Rebellion Rises. The 61st Grammy Awards are set for Feb. 10 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. 

>> Golden Globes 2019: Vice earns 6 nods, A Star is Born gets 5 
Vice, a well-reviewed dark comedy about the Dick Cheney-George W. Bush ‘bromance’ leads the pack of contenders for the Golden Globes, with six nominations, including a Best Actor nod for leading man Christian Bale, who is hardly recognizable as the embattled for US Vice-President. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees on Thursday morning. Earning runner-up honours, with five nominations apiece are the crowd-pleasing hits A Star is Born, Green Book and The Favourite. The field of Best Picture (Drama) nominees is comprised of A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, If Beale Street Could Talk, BlackKlansman and Black Panther, while the Musical/Comedy contenders are The Favourite, Green Book, Mary Poppins Returns and Crazy Rich Asians. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on January 6.

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