Awards and prizes

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Britain’s five best museums – featuring space ports, Covid jabs and free dinners
The Museum of the Year shortlist has just been announced. We look at the five finalists, from the Essex gallery feeding deprived children to the wee museum with big plans up near John O’Groats

Stuart Jeffries

21, Jul, 2021 @12:19 PM

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Emily in Paris but no Small Axe? This year’s Emmys snubs and surprises
An exciting selection of newcomers can’t fully take away the sting of some egregious snubs, such as Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology series

Stuart Heritage

13, Jul, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Emmys 2021: The Crown and The Mandalorian lead nominations
Netflix drama and Disney+ adventure lead the way with an impressive showing for I May Destroy You and Mare of Easttown

Benjamin Lee

13, Jul, 2021 @4:38 PM

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A love from beyond the grave – Kurt Tong on his ‘ghost marriage’ photographs
His latest project, piecing together the story of a bereaved Hong Kong man who wed his dead fiancee, has won an award. The photogapher reveals how it began with the discovery of a trunk of keepsakes

Sean O’Hagan

13, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Monique Roffey: ‘William Golding’s The Inheritors gave me ideas for how I could write a mermaid’
The Costa winner on the James Baldwin novel she most cherishes, devouring Willard Price adventures as a child, and the sex scene she wishes she had written

Monique Roffey

09, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Steven Yeun and Emerald Fennell among latest invited to be Academy members
The latest inductees, including Laverne Cox and Issa Rae, are 46% female and 39% from under-represented racial communities

Benjamin Lee

01, Jul, 2021 @7:30 PM

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AK Blakemore wins Desmond Elliott prize for ‘stunning’ debut novel
The Manningtree Witches takes the £10,000 first novel award for its ‘clever and unexpected’ story of a 17th-century Suffolk village’s moral panic

Alison Flood

01, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Waterstones prize winner Elle McNicoll: ‘I never saw autistic girls in books’
The author was repeatedly told that no one wanted to read fun books with disabled heroes. Now she has won the £5,000 Waterstones children’s book prize for her debut, A Kind of Spark

Alison Flood

01, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Ali Smith wins Orwell prize for novel taking in Covid-19 and Brexit
Summer, written at speed last year, takes political fiction award while Joshua Yaffa’s Between Two Fires takes matching nonfiction honour

Alison Flood

25, Jun, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Jarman award shortlist 2021 tackles and transcends the Covid pandemic
Contenders for the £10,000 video art prize have been announced, including a supermarket dance number and a London nature reserve turned mortuary

Tim Jonze

22, Jun, 2021 @1:33 PM

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World review – young voices bring a mighty sound
The international singers accomplished a magnificent feat even by competing this year, but winner Gihoon Kim rose highest with a velvet baritone capable of inspiring tears and awe

Rian Evans

20, Jun, 2021 @12:55 PM

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