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Washington [US], February 28 (ANI): Musicians Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne recently announced some of the nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on ‘CBS This Morning’.
As per People magazine, leading the list this year with six nominations each are Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton. Trailing closely behind is Miranda Lambert with five nominations and Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett with four nods each.
Achieving a new milestone, four Black artists are nominated for awards this year. Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, and John Legend, who is a first-time nominee. Along with that, also for the first time, every nominated song for single of the year features a woman.
Nominated for the most-coveted entertainer of the year award are standouts Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, and Luke Combs. Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett shared the 2020 title. Morgan Wallen, is among the notable absentees from the prestigious list, due to his eligibility being halted earlier this month after using a racial slur in a video.
Here is the complete list of nominations for the 56th ACM Awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce
Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen
New Female Artist of the Year
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack
New Male Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
HARDY
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum
Album of the Year
‘Born Here Live Here Die Here’ – Luke Bryan
‘Mixtape Vol. 1’ – Kane Brown
‘Never Will’ – Ashley McBryde
‘Skeletons’ – Brothers Osborne
‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year
‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘I Hope’- Gabby Barrett
‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
‘More Hearts Than Mine’ – Ingrid Andress
‘The Bones’ – Maren Morris
Song of the Year
‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘One Night Standards’ – Ashley McBryde
‘Some People Do’ – Old Dominion
‘Starting Over’ – Chris Stapleton
‘The Bones’ – Maren Morris
Video of the Year
‘Better Than We Found It’ – Maren Morris
‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert
‘Gone’ – Dierks Bentley
‘Hallelujah’ – Carrie Underwood and John Legend
‘Worldwide Beautiful’ – Kane Brown
Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne
Music Event of the Year
‘Be a Light’ – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
‘Does To Me’ – Luke Combs featuring Eric Church
‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
‘Nobody But You’ – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
‘One Beer’ – HARDY featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson
‘One Too Many’ – Keith Urban, P!nk
As per People magazine, the 56th ACM Awards are set to air live from the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, and Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 at 8 pm on CBS. (ANI)

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ARJUN KAPOOR SHARES TEASER OF ‘DIL HAI DEEWANA’ SONG

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ew Delhi: The teaser of the upcoming music video ‘Dil Hai Deewana’ by Tseries, featuring Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh was unveiled on Thursday. it’s safe to say that the romantic dance track that was recently shot in Mumbai will have your feet tapping away with its upbeat tunes. The ‘Gunday’ actor took to his Instagram handle and shared the song’s teaser along with the caption “A love story that is filled with fun! #Dil haiDeewana Teaser out now. Song releasing on 17th April 2021.” The fun-filled teaser features a story of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Pretty’, featuring Arjun and Rakul in a super cool and suave avatar, as they groove to the peppy song. Rakul also shared the teaser on her Instagram and captioned it as, “Are you ready for a little glimpse of our love story? DilhaiDeewana Teaser out now. Tune in now: http://bit.ly/DilhaiDeewana Teaser Song releasing on 17th April 2021.” ‘Dil Hai Deewana’, composed by Tanishk Bagchi and penned by Shabbir Ahmed, reunites Arjun with his ‘Aurangzeb’ co-star turned singer, Zara Khan, who has lent the female vocals for the song along with Darshan Raval

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TRAINER REVEALS TIGER’S FITNESS REGIME

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MUMBAI: Jai Hemant ‘Tiger’ Shroff is known for being a highly talented actor and his thrilling action flicks. But none of these comes easy as the actor trains hard daily to maintain proficiency at everything he does from action, dance, martial arts, fitness, singing to acting.

Tiger Shroff’s trainer, Rajendra Dhole said, “If he is not shooting, he is either lifting weights or doing kicks or his gymnastics. He basically spends 12 hours every day training for some set of skills or other like dance, kicks or weights and when on shoot if there is no gym we focus on bodyweight training and the main focus is always diet on the go!

The young actor often shows us views of his hard training in the gym on social media be it boxing, working out or doing martial arts, he is always at it. Tiger is the only actor in Bollywood to ace the space of dancing, fitness and singing, effortlessly as he works long and hard everyday to be on top of his game in all his ventures. He is currently working on action-drama films like Heropanti 2, Baaghi 4 and Ganapath. 

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SANJAY DUTT NEVER GOT HEALTH ISSUES ON THE SET: ZAHID ALI

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Mumbai : Coronavirus has not spared anyone and everyone’s life has been affected due to the deadly virus. Entire nation has suffered losses of life, business and their daily lifestyle. Covid-19 has not left even the bollywood from it’s wrath. Year 2020 was full of OTT releases and delay in theatre release of movies. Abhishek Dudhaiya directorial film Bhuj: The Pride of India is going to be a much awaited film for fans. The film features Ajay Devgn as Karnik, alongside Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk and debutante Pranitha Subhash, Ihana Dhillon and Zahid Ali. The film’s shooting is over yet the release date has not been announced. Since the starcast is filled with renowned actors, fans have curiosity to know more about behind the scenes. Zahid Ali who is going to play antagonist in the film spoke about his experience on working on this project. Talking about the role Zahid said, “the role is very special as it has his own shades. Character is different from the roles I have played in past. Actors like Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt are joy to work with.” Talking about Sanjay Dutt’s health Zahid informed that Sanju Baba never got any health issues on the set. While shooting Sanjay used to be very calm and always used to guide other actors to perform better. “Dutt who has been a great villain in several films always helped me to get fit into my role, in fact some of dialogue deliveries has been done by him to bring the character out rightly,” he added.

The makers recently announced that it will stream directly on OTT platforms Disney and Hotstar worldwide. 

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COVID-19: ABHISHEK URGES PEOPLE TO ‘KEEP MASKS ON’ FOR SAFETY

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MUMBAI: As India has crossed grim milestone of over 2 lakh daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan urged people to follow all health protocols, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing to ensure the safety of their family, elders, friends and loved ones.

The ‹Big Bull› actor took to Instagram and posted a selfie wearing a mask, and requested people to take the most necessary precaution amid the pandemic.

In the picture, Abhishek is seen donning off white shirt and a matching muffler. He accessorised his look with a chunky pair of sunglasses and a blue face mask covering half of his face.

By giving an apt example to people, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, the ‹Dhoom’ star wrote in the caption, “ to Please, please, PLEASE KEEP YOUR MASK ON!!! If not for yourself, think about your family, elders, friends and loved ones. #maskup #maskon.”

Celebrity followers including filmmaker Nikhil Advani and more than 37,000 fans liked the post within an hour of being posted.

Fans chimed into the comments section to praise the actor’s initiative to spread awareness among people.

One of Instagram users wrote,” Now that is the correct mask (Clapping emoticons) No the one with valves (laughing emoticon) BTS Big Bull rocks! (heart-shaped eyes emoticon).”

On the work front, Abhishek, who was last seen in the biographical drama, ‘The Big Bull’, has ‘Dasvi’ and ‘Bob Biswas’ in the pipeline. 

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PROCESS: RADHIKA APTE ON HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

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Mumbai: Actress Radhika Apte has donned many hats while portraying different roles for her films and now she has taken up direction too. The actress released her directorial debut ‘The Sleepwalkers’ trailer in the lockdown at Palms Spring International Short Fest which won ‘The Best Midnight Short’ award.

Making her directorial debut with the short-film titled The Sleepwalkers, the actress in a recent interview with a leading publication shared, “I had never thought of making films. There was no such plan. I just had the urge to write because sometimes you want to create content that challenges you. Roles that come your way are not necessarily from the space that you want them to come from. I just wanted to write something that interested me. There are things that I passionately want to do. When I bounced off the story to Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey, they decided to make it. I had 10 days for the prep and shoot. When I finished writing, I realised I didn’t want to act in it, but I wanted to direct it. And, I absolutely loved the process.”

Fans of the actress cannot wait to witness the magic Radhika has created, this time being behind the lens. The trailer of her short-film has been showered with lot of appreciation from the audiences.

 Her performance in the recently released OK Computer was widely appreciated and she will be next seen in ‘Mrs Undercover’ playing the role of a housewife who turns Undercover agent.

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IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO INSPIRE YOUNG WOMEN: SANYA MALHOTRA

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New Delhi : Bollywood actress Sanya Malhotra is garnering tremendous praise and appreciation from the audience for her recent release, ‘Pagglait’. The film shows the actress as a strong headed woman, who does not budge to societal expectations and norms and it has become a source of inspiration for many young women. 

Her diverse filmography boasts of strong woman-centric roles and characters, which is in turn a blessing for many. In a recent interview with a leading publication, Sanya revealed, “I am attracted to these characters. As an audience, I love watching such women on screen.”

She further adds, “As an actor, I think somewhere it is my responsibility to inspire young women who are watching films.”

Over the past few years, Sanya has been playing pivotal roles, from where young women can draw inspiration. And being a director’s actor, Sanya has been able to meet the expectations of the audience with her impeccable performance in movies like, ‘Badhaai Ho’, ‘Pataakha’, ‘Dangal’ and ‘Shakuntala Devi’.  Other than this, Sanya has a vast trajectory of upcoming films like ‘Meenakshi Sundereshwar’ and ‘Love Hostel’.

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