The 2016 Oscars winners list

The 2016 Oscars winners list

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rather large rock all weekend, you’ll no doubt be aware the 2016 Oscars took place last night, with most of the column inches in today’s press going to Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally won his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant, after five previous nominations. DiCaprio wasn’t the only winner, of course, so for those who missed it, here’s the list of nominees and winners for the 88th Academy…

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Leonardo DiCaprio uses Oscars speech to address climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio uses Oscars speech to address climate change

He’s finally done it. After six nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant last night – and then used his Oscars speech to address climate change. DiCaprio was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards, with Brie Larson named best actress for Room. Spotlight won home the best picture Oscar with Mad Max: Fury Road picking up the most awards of the night, with six accolades. Mark Rylance scooped the best…

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Brit Award winners enjoy sales surge

Brit Award winners enjoy sales surge

Adele’s success at the 2016 Brit Awards has seen the singer enjoy a substantial spike in sales of her comeback album, 25, which remains at the top of the Official Albums Chart. The Hello hitmaker, who will play two nights at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on March 25 and 26, scooped four awards at the ceremony on Wednesday night – including British album of the year for 25. The album has now spent nine non-consecutive weeks at No.1. Adele’s…

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Joe and Jake to represent UK at Eurovision

Joe and Jake to represent UK at Eurovision

Joe and Jake will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held on 14 May at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The duo, who first met on The Voice UK, were named winners of tonight’s (Feb 26) Eurovision: You Decide public vote on BBC Four. T’he double act will perform their song, You’re Not Alone, at this year’s event. After being named as winners, Joe (Woolford) said: “It feels amazing… to everyone that voted, thank…

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Adele dominates at the BRIT Awards

Adele dominates at the BRIT Awards

Adele was the big winner at the 2016 Brit Awards tonight (Feb 24), scooping no fewer than four gongs, including best British female and best album. “To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much,” said the Londoner. The Hello songstress, who closed the show by performing When We Were Young, also received best British single and the Global Success award. Performers included Adele, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, The Weeknd…

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Lorde celebrates David Bowie at Brit Awards – WATCH

Lorde celebrates David Bowie at Brit Awards – WATCH

Lorde made a surprise appearance at the Brit Awards tonight (Feb 24) performing in honour of the late David Bowie. The Kiwi singer did a rendition of Life On Mars with Bowie’s band after the icon was honoured with a posthumous Brit Award. Bowie once praised Lorde for creating music that “felt like listening to tomorrow,” and the 19-year-old songstress, drenched in red light, gave a powerful and affecting performance of the classic song. Eurthymics singer Annie…

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All Saints reveal Liam Gallagher-inspired comeback single

All Saints reveal Liam Gallagher-inspired comeback single

Reformed girl group All Saints have revealed comeback single One Strike, which was reportedly inspired by Nicole Appleton’s break-up with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. The track received its debut airing (listen below) on BBC Radio earlier today and is officially released on Friday (Feb 26). All Saints, consisting of Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton, shot to fame in the 1990s with a string of hits including I Know Where It’s At,…

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Edinburgh gig tribute to tragic Viola Beach

Edinburgh gig tribute to tragic Viola Beach

Viola Beach, who were due to open for Blossoms at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on 3 March before the group died in a horror accident last weekend, will have their vacant slot marked by a full audio recording of their recent live set at Lemington Spa. The Warrington indie band – who were tragically killed along with their manager Craig Tarry when their car plunged off a bridge into a canal in the early hours of Saturday morning while…

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Oliver Stone set for appearance at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse

Oliver Stone set for appearance at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse

It has been announced that renowned Hollywood film director, writer and producer Oliver Stone will appear at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse for an exclusive ‘In Conversation’ event next month. Stone, who has won Oscars for his work on Midnight Express, Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, will take to the stage in front of a live audience on Wednesday, 9 March to discuss his life and career with Edinburgh academics Dr Jonny Murray and Dr…

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Focus on Finland at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Focus on Finland at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Organisers of the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) have announced that this year’s event will focus on Finland. Working in association with the Finnish Film Foundation, the world’s longest continuously-running film festival will present a programme of new Finnish features, including both documentary and fiction, a programme of Finnish shorts and other special screenings. The Finnish focus will also include territory-specific industry activity and special guests from across the production landscape in Finland. IFF Deputy…

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