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Carol movie has topped the 2016 Golden Globe Awards nominations with five nods.

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are both up for best actress in a drama for their roles in the 1950s-set movie about a glamorous housewife who falls for a younger woman.

Carol was also nominated for best film drama, original score and best director for Todd Haynes.

The Revenant, The Big Short and Steve Jobs all received four nominations.

Carol will go up against Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant to be named best film drama, along with Mad Max: Fury Road, kidnap drama Room and real life abuse drama Spotlight.Golden Globe nominations 2016

The best drama actress category also sees Room‘s Brie Larson nominated against Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, as well as Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn and Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance in The Revenant was recognized for best drama actor, alongside Bryan Cranston in biopic Trumbo, Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs and Will Smith in Concussion.

Eddie Redmayne, who won the award last year for his role in The Theory of Everything, is nominated again this year for his portrayal of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

In the musical or comedy film categories, The Big Short is up for best film, competing against Spy, Trainwreck and surprise nominees The Martian and Joy.

Jennifer Lawrence is also nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy for her role in Joy – a biopic about the inventor of the Miracle Mop – along with Melissa McCarthy for Spy, Amy Schumer in Trainwreck, Maggie Smith in The Lady in the Van and Lily Tomlin in Grandma.

The best actor in a musical or comedy category sees The Big Short‘s Christian Bale and Steve Carell nominated with Matt Damon for The Martian, Al Pacino in Danny Collins and Mark Ruffalo in Infinitely Polar Bear.

Sam Smith has a best original song nod for Writing’s on the Wall – the theme to James Bond film Spectre.

In the television categories there was a much broader spread of nominations. American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent and Wolf Hall all landed three nominations each.

Empire, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, Narcos and Outlander will compete for the best drama TV series honor.

Meanwhile Casual, Mozart in the Jungle, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Transparent and Veep are all nominated for best musical or comedy TV series.

Among the best TV drama actors and actresses who received nods include Jon Hamm for the final series of Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, while Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Lowe were also nominated for their new shows Scream Queens and The Grinder in the TV comedy categories.

Another surprise nomination came for Lady Gaga, recognized in the best actress in a miniseries for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel.

The nominations and eventual winners are decided by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – a group of entertainment editors and writers from 55 countries who report on the industry year-round.

Ricky Gervais will return to host the ceremony on January 10, 2016 – his third time fronting the awards.


Sam Smith will sing the theme tune for the next James Bond movie, Spectre, the singer has confirmed in a radio interview.

The song, called Writing’s On The Wall, has been co-written by Sam Smith and was recorded in January.

Spectre will be released in the US on November 6.Sam Smith to sing Spectre theme

On September 7, Sam Smith posted a photograph of his hand wearing a ring with the movie’s Spectre logo on it.

Writing’s On The Wall will be available to buy and stream from September 25.

The song was also co-written by Jimmy Napes who has previously collaborated with Sam Smith on tracks including Stay With Me and Lay Me Down.

Previous James Bond themes have been sung by Adele (Skyfall), Madonna (Die Another Day), Sheryl Crow (Tomorrow Never Dies) and Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker).


Sam Smith has announced he is ready to go back on tour after his vocal cord surgery.

Sam Smith posted on Instagram: “I CAN SPEAK AGAIN!!!!!!!!” with a picture of Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

The singer also shared a photo of the doctor who helped him to reclaim his voice and publicly thanked him.

Four performances that Sam Smith had to postpone in April after having problems with his voice have now been announced in Australia.Sam Smith tour after vocal cord surgery

The tour will begin again at Perth Arena on November 28 before visiting Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in early December.

Sam Smith, 23, said in a statement: “Australia, I am so so happy to finally have some good news for you.. I can now announce that my cancelled IN THE LONELY HOUR tour dates have been rescheduled!!

“I’m unbelievably excited to get back onstage and perform for you all again, and I promise it will be so much better than it would have been before when my voice was damaged.

“The past few months have been incredibly difficult, but the support, love and patience my fans have shown me is absolutely unreal. I am so grateful to every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all xxxx.”

He was forced to pull out of his Australian tour on April due to bleeding on his vocal cords.

Sam Smith was halfway through an eight-date tour.


Sam Smith underwent vocal cord surgery at a hospital in Boston last week.

The singer is expected to make a full recovery, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston said in a statement.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Zeitels, who has carried out the same procedure on Adele, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Lionel Richie.

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According to the hospital, Sam Smith’s condition was the result of unstable blood vessels in his vocal cord.

They can rupture and stop people singing.

Sam Smith’s song Stay With Me won Grammys for song and record of the year and he also was named best new artist in February.

The singer was forced to cancel a series of shows after finding out he needed vocal cord surgery.

Sam Smith’s next live show is scheduled for July 3rd at Thetford Forest in Suffolk, the UK.


Full list of winners at Billboard Music Awards 2015:

Top artist: Taylor Swift

Top new artist: Sam Smith

Top male artist: Sam Smith

Top female artist: Taylor Swift

Top duo/group: One Direction

Top Billboard 200 artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 artist: Taylor Swift

Top digital songs artist: Taylor Swift

Top radio songs artist: Sam Smith

Top touring artist: One Direction

Top social artist: Justin Bieber

Top streaming artist: Iggy Azalea

Top R&B artist: Pharrell Williams

Top rap artist: Iggy Azalea

Top country artist: Florida Georgia Line

Top rock artist: Hozier

Top Latin artist: Romeo SantosBillboard Music Awards 2015

Top dance/electronic artist: Calvin Harris

Top Christian artist: Hillsong

Top Billboard 200 album: Taylor Swift, 1989

Top soundtrack: Frozen

Top R&B album: Pharrell, GIRL

Top rap album: J Cole, 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Top country album: Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt

Top rock album: Coldplay, Ghost Stories

Top Latin Album: Enrique Iglesias, S** and Love

Top dance/electronic album: Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me

Top Christian album: Lecrae, Anomaly

Top Hot 100 song: Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

Top digital song: Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

Top radio song: John Legend, All Of Me

Top streaming song (audio): John Legend, All Of Me

Top streaming song (video): Taylor Swift, Shake It Off

Top R&B song: Pharrell Williams, Happy

Top rap song: Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX, Fancy

Top country song: Jason Aldean, Burnin’ It Down

Top rock song: Hozier, Take Me To Church

Top Latin song: Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer, Bailando

Top dance/electronic song: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Turn Down For What

Top Christian song: Carrie Underwood, Something In The Water

Billboard chart achievement award: Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is the big winner of this year’s Billboard Music Awards, winning eight of the 14 categories in which she was nominated.

Among Taylor Swift’s prizes were best female artist, best streaming song for Shake It Off and the ceremony’s top honor, artist of the year.

Sam Smith won best new artist – and accepted his trophy using flash cards after having vocal surgery.

Kanye West was booed as he closed the show with a medley of hits.

Audience members jeered as Kanye West’s sisters-in-law, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, introduced his set; and the booing continued during his performance.

Surrounded by pyrotechnics and largely in the shadows, Kanye West’s delivery on All Day and Black Skinhead was angry and intense. And while some disapproved, other fans could be seen pumping their fists to the tracks.

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TV audiences were also left mystified as the first minute of his set was censored by broadcasters ABC – reminiscent of Kanye West’s performance at the Brit Awards earlier this year.

Other artists were more favorably received, with Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea receiving a standing ovation for the first performance of their new song, Pretty Girls.

Simple Minds took to the stage to perform Don’t You Forget About Me, marking the 30th anniversary of teen movie The Breakfast Club, which featured the song in its closing moments.

One Direction came away with two trophies, for best group and best touring artist, dedicating the latter to “our brother Zayn” Malik, who left the band in March.

Taylor Swift opened the show with the premiere of her star-studded new video, Bad Blood – which features the likes of Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba and Cindy Crawford.

The singer, who has successfully transitioned from country artist to pop star, accepted the prize for best album by thanking the fans who “embraced change”.

“I love you so much, more than I will be able to say to you,” Taylor Swift said.

Sam Smith, who is recovering from throat surgery, sent his acceptance message in a special video.

He held up a series of cards, reading: “Thank you Billboard for this incredible honor. Secondly, thank you to my amazing fans. It’s times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have you in my life.

“I can’t wait to get this surgery out of the way so I can sing my ass off for you again.”

Iggy Azalea won top rap song for Fancy, her collaboration with Charli XCX, while John Legend won Top radio song for All Of Me.

Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass was named top digital song and top Hot 100 song, recognizing its US chart performance.

Coldplay won best rock album for Ghost Stories, while Irish singer Hozier picked up best rock song for Take Me To Church.

In tribute to the late singer Ben E King, rock band Imagine Dragons performed Stand By Me to an audience that included the late singer’s daughters and granddaughters.

Presenter Ludacris also gave a touching tribute to blues star BB King, who died on May 15.


Sam Smith has been forced to cancel a series of shows in Japan and Manila due to a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.

The singer and is heading to the US to see a specialist.

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Few days ago, Sam Smith had to cancel the second half of his Australian tour after doctors discovered bleeding.

Sam Smith is apparently “vocally exhausted” and has had to cancel the shows to avoid more serious damage.

Writing on Instagram, Sam Smith said: “Very upset about Japan and Manila dates.

“I’ve just left Australia and I’m on my way to the States to see a specialist to see what to do from there…”

Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour tour is due to come to Europe, starting with Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich, the UK, from May 23rd. Those dates are still currently going ahead.


Sam Smith has recorded a special version of his single Lay Me Down with John Legend for this year’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day show.

Sam Smith recorded the single in Los Angeles with John Legend earlier this year.

They will perform the ballad during Comic Relief: Face the Funny on Friday, March 13, on BBC One.

The one-off performance will be broadcast live from the London Palladium.Sam Smith and John Legend release Red Nose Day single 2015

A digital download of the special track has been released ahead of their performance.

Sam Smith said: “Lay Me Down holds a very special place in my heart.

“Not only did I perform it at the Brits, I’m now going to perform it live on the Red Nose Day show with the extremely talented John Legend.”

John Legend said: “Sam is such a talented artist. We’ve been looking forward to working together for a while now.

“I’m so glad we could collaborate on such a great song and for such a great cause.”

All the profits from the sale of Lay Me Down will go to Comic Relief.

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Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith shared the honors, winning two prizes each at last night’s BRIT Awards at London’s O2 Arena.

Ed Sheeran scooped the night’s main prize, album of the year, for his record X – which was the best-selling record of 2014 in the UK.

He also won best British male, while Sam Smith took home best breakthrough artist and the global success award – recognizing album sales outside the UK.

Earlier, Taylor Swift opened proceedings, playing her hit single Blank Space surrounded by dancers in white suits and bowler hats.

She went on to win best international female, her first award after eight years of releasing records in the UK.

Taylor Swift star dedicated her award to Ed Sheeran, a close friend, who fanned the flames of her love affair with the UK by “taking me to pubs and showing me how to make a proper cup of tea”.Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith win top prizes at BRIT Awards 2015

Both acknowledged their slow-building success in their speeches.

Paloma Faith won best British female, and also alluded to her slow-building career.

She revealed she’d “been arrested twice” for fly posting in Hackney when she was a young artist, but could now see her face on posters at the tube station outside the venue.

Paloma Faith’s third album, A Perfect Contradiction, was the biggest-selling female record in the last year, shifting more than 725,000 copies.

She also gave one of the night’s more elaborate performances, singing Only Love Can Hurt Like This under a streaming waterfall.

Mark Ronson won best single for Uptown Funk, while rock duo Royal Blood were presented with best British Group by rock legend Jimmy Page.

The band also performed at the show, alongside George Ezra and Kanye West, who premiered a new song All Day, which had to be heavily censored by ITV.

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The 2015 Brit Awards – full list of winners at London’s O2 Arena ceremony.

British male solo artist:

Winner: Ed Sheeran

Damon Albarn

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

British female solo artist:

Winner: Paloma Faith

Ella Henderson

FKA Twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

British group:

Winner: Royal Blood


Clean Bandit


One Direction

British breakthrough act:

Winner: Sam Smith


FKA Twigs

George Ezra

Royal BloodBRIT Awards 2015 winners

Critics’ Choice:

Winner: James Bay

George the Poet

Years & Years

British single:

Winner: Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Calvin Harris – Summer

Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne – Rather Be

Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones – I Got U

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Ella Henderson – Ghost

George Ezra – Budapest

Route 94 ft Jess Glynne – My Love

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Sigma – Nobody to Love

British album of the year:

Winner: Ed Sheeran – X

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

British artist video of the year:

Winner: One Direction – You and I

Calvin Harris – Summer

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Global success award:

Winner: Sam Smith

International male solo artist:

Winner: Pharrell Williams



Jack White

John Legend

International female solo artist:

Winner: Taylor Swift


Lana Del Rey


St Vincent

International group:

Winner: Foo Fighters

5 Seconds of Summer

The Black Keys

First Aid Kit

The War On Drugs

British producer of the year:

Winner: Paul Epworth

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory


Jake Gosling

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This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony was watched by 25.3 million people in the US, the show’s smallest audience since 2009.

The figures were down 11% compared with 2014, when a tribute to the Beatles and a mass on-stage wedding attracted 28.5 million viewers.

However, it was the fifth consecutive year that the Grammy audience topped 25 million.

It was also the most-watched award show of the year to date, beating the Golden Globes’ audience by six million.

However, the Oscar ceremony remains the most-watched award show – having attracted 43 million people in 2014.

Sam Smith was the big winner at this year’s Grammys, taking home four awards including song of the year and record of the year – both of which went to his gospel-tinged break-up ballad Stay With Me.Grammys 2015 lowest audience

Beck won the album of the year prize for his eighth album, Morning Phase – infuriating Kanye West, who stormed the stage to protest at Beyonce’s loss, before deciding to return to his seat rather than taking the microphone.

The incident was the most-tweeted moment during the show, attracting 13.4 million comments on Twitter. The ceremony was also streamed 7.5 million times, an increase of 40%.

Overall the show was low on spectacle, with most artists presenting stripped-back, muted performances; largely concentrating on their slower numbers.

Madonna was the obvious exception, playing a matador to a stage full of dancers wearing diamante-encrusted minotaur masks.

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Sam Smith was the big winner at last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony, taking four prizes including record and song of the year and best new artist.

The 22-year-old British soul singer was rewarded for being the only solo artist to sell more than a million albums in both the UK and US in 2014.

Pharrell Williams, Beyonce and Rosanne Cash, daughter of country legend Johnny Cash, won three awards each.

Beck won two, including best album.

Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney were among those performing at the Los Angeles ceremony.

Sam Smith has cemented his place as one of pop’s biggest stars just nine months after the release of his debut album In the Lonely Hour.

Accepting the trophy for record of the year, he said: “I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year.

“Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”

Sam Smith also performed his hit Stay With Me on stage with Mary J. Blige.

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As well as record and song of the year for Stay With Me and best new artist, Sam Smith won best pop vocal album.

He lost out on the best album award to long-serving indie troubadour Beck, who was honored for his 12th studio LP Morning Phase. It also won best rock album.

“We made this record at my house for the most part, so I would like to thank my kids for letting me keep them awake a little bit longer,” he said.

Pharrell Williams’ Girl won best urban contemporary album, while Happy won best music video and best pop solo performance. He performed that hit on the night with pianist Lang Lang and composer Hans Zimmer.

Drunk In Love, Beyonce’s collaboration with her husband Jay-Z, was named best R&B performance and best R&B song. Beyonce also won best surround sound album.

The other triple winner, Rosanne Cash, picked up the best American roots performance and song awards for A Feather’s Not A Bird and best Americana album.

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne won best dance recording, while Aphex Twin won best dance/electronic album for Syro, his first album for 13 years.

Ed Sheeran, who had three nominations, went home empty-handed, but did join ELO’s Jeff Lynne on stage to perform at the ceremony.

Other performers on the night included Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna, who teamed up to play their joint composition FourFiveSeconds.

Madonna was joined by male dancers wearing glittering masks and horns to perform Living For Love, from her new album Rebel Heart.

There were also duets between Jessie J and Tom Jones; Hozier and Annie Lennox; and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

The ceremony departed from pure entertainment for a segment in which President Barack Obama sent a recorded video message in support of a campaign against domestic violence.

An abuse victim from Texas then delivered a poignant message about her own experiences.

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