French duo win architecture's top prize
New York (AFP) - The Pritzker Prize -- architecture's most prestigious award -- was awarded Tuesday to French duo Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton for their affordable, eco-friendly spaces that prioritize the well-being of the many. Vassal, 67, and Lacaton, 65, received the accolade -- which was first awarded in 1979 and comes with $100,000 in prize money-- for their work transforming urban housing into uplifting and sustainable spaces on modest budgets. "The modernist hopes and dreams to improve the lives of many are reinvigorated through their work that responds to the climatic and ecol...
'Nomadland' makes Globes history, as virtual gala honors late Boseman
Los Angeles (AFP) - "Nomadland" made Golden Globes history Sunday as Chloe Zhao became the first female director to win the awards' top prize for best drama, putting her film about marginalized Americans roaming the West in vans into Oscars pole position. Zhao also bagged the best director Globe, making her only the second woman to do so in the history of Hollywood's traditional awards season opener, which was a mainly virtual ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. The late Chadwick Boseman won best actor for 1920s blues drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," six months after his death from canc...