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This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" is a 1966 song and hit single by the Temptations for Motown Records' Gordy label, produced by Norman Whitfield and written by Whitfield and Edward Holland, Jr. The song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Pop Chart, and was a number-one hit on the Billboard R&B charts for eight non-consecutive weeks. The song's success, in the wake of the relative underperformance of the previous Temptations single, "Get Ready", resulted in Norman Whitfield replacing Smokey Robinson, producer of "Get Ready", as The Temptations' main producer. In 2004 it finished #94 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs poll thanks to its inclusion in The Big Chill soundtrack.
"Always on My Mind" is a song by Johnny Christopher, Mark James, and Wayne Carson, recorded first by Gwen McCrae (as "You Were Always On My Mind") and Brenda Lee in 1972.
Amanda Holden is an English television presenter, actress and singer who has appeared as a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent since the show began in 2007.
April Fools' Day is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom with over 15 million weekly listeners. Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is adult contemporary or AOR, although the station also broadcasts other specialist musical genres. Radio 2 broadcasts throughout the UK on FM between 88.1 and 90.2MHz from studios in Wogan House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. Programmes are relayed on digital radio via DAB, Sky, Cable TV, IPTV, Freeview, Freesat and the Internet.
Belinda Jo Carlisle (born August 17, 1958) is an American singer and songwriter.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists.
Body & Soul is Rick Astley's fourth album, released in 1993.
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and fashion designer.
The BRIT Awards (often simply called The BRITs) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards.
The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, commonly known as the British Phonographic Industry or BPI, is the British recorded music industry's trade association.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of five United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, SESAC, Global Music Rights, &. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.
Cashback is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Sean Ellis.
Christopher Poole (born c. 1988), Christopher Poole - "I'm 24 years old" YouTube site, May 10, 2012 is an American entrepreneur.
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, and an independent sister organization of the United States-based Comic Relief Inc. It was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.
Continental or mainland Europe is the continuous continent of Europe excluding its surrounding islands.
In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.
"Cry for Help" is the title of the first single taken from British dance-pop singer Rick Astley's third studio album, Free.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
David Thomas Morris (born 3 January 1966, Leigh, Lancashire, England) is a British Conservative Party politician, former musician and businessman.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
Derek William Dick (born 25 April 1958), better known by his stage name Fish, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and occasional actor.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
Free is Rick Astley's third album, released in 1991.
The girl next door is a young female stock character who is described as "sweet, ordinary and caring".
"Giving Up on Love'" is a pop–dance song performed by English singer Rick Astley and written by himself.
A gofer, go-fer or gopher is an employee who specializes in the delivery of special items to their superior(s).
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
Greatest Hits is a compilation by Rick Astley released in the UK in 2002 and in the US a year later.
A hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image.
The Here and Now Tour is a series of concert tours, which began in 2001, featuring groups and singers famous in the 1980s.
Hold Me in Your Arms is the second album by English pop singer Rick Astley, released in November 1988 on RCA Records.
"Hold Me in Your Arms" is a song written and performed by Rick Astley.
"Hopelessly" is a pop song performed by English singer Rick Astley and written by Rob Fisher and himself.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
"I Should Be So Lucky" is a 1987 song performed by Australian recording artist and songwriter Kylie Minogue from her debut studio album Kylie (1988).
An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase, or piece of media that spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via the Internet.
"It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" is a song written by Stock Aitken Waterman for Rick Astley's multi-million-selling debut album Whenever You Need Somebody.
Keep It Turned On is Rick Astley's fifth album, released in Germany on 3 December 2001.
"Keep Singing" is a song by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
"Lights Out" is a pop song performed by English singer Rick Astley.
Lip sync (short for lip synchronization) is a technical term for matching a speaking or singing person's lip movements with prerecorded sung or spoken vocals that listeners hear, either through the sound reinforcement system in a live performance or via television, computer, cinema speakers, or generally anything with audio output in other cases.
This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazine's weekly pop singles chart(s).
This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazine's Dance Club Songs chart.
This is a list of number-one hits by British artists in the United States on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 (existent since August 3, 1958).
This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard magazine's Dance Club Songs chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs.
This is a list of songs that have peaked at number one on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and the magazine's national singles charts that preceded it.
This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Albums Chart, from its inception in 1956 to the present.
*List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1950s.
The UK Singles Chart is a weekly record chart which for most of its history was based on single sales from Sunday to Saturday in the United Kingdom.
Lorraine is an early weekday morning, lifestyle and entertainment show for ITV, presented by Lorraine Kelly with Christine Lampard as the main stand-in presenter.
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the world's largest parade, is presented by the U.S.-based department store chain Macy's.
Magic was an AM radio network based in Northern England.
Marillion are a British rock band, formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1979.
Matthew James Aitken (born 25 August 1956 in Coventry) is an English songwriter and record producer, brought up in Astley, Greater Manchester, best known as the creative force behind the 1980s songwriting/production trio Stock Aitken Waterman.
Michael Stock (born 3 December 1951) is an English songwriter, record producer and musician, best known for being a member of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken and Waterman that achieved success in the 1980s and 1990s.
"Move Right Out" is a pop–soul song performed by English singer Rick Astley and written by Astley and Rob Fisher.
An MTV Europe Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a EMAs) is an award presented by Viacom International Media Networks to honour artists and music in pop culture.
The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.
"My Arms Keep Missing You" is a song by Rick Astley released in 1987 as the second half of a double A-side single.
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist.
"Nature Boy" is a song first recorded by American jazz singer Nat King Cole.
Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera.
"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single on 27 July 1987.
"Never Knew Love" is a pop–dance song performed by English singer Rick Astley and written by John Paul Taylor and Derek Bordeaux.
Newton-le-Willows is a market town in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England.
O'Chi Brown is an English singer and songwriter born in Tottenham, London, England.
The Official Charts Company, also referred to as Official Charts (previously known as the Chart Information Network (CIN) and The Official UK Charts Company) is a British inter-professional organisation that compiles various "official" record charts in the United Kingdom, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the UK Singles Downloads Chart and the UK Album Downloads Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.
One True Voice were a short-lived British boy band created on the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals in which pop groups of both genders created through a public vote would contest the UK Singles Chart for the 2002 Christmas number one single.
Perez Hilton (born Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.; March 23, 1978), is an American blogger, columnist, and television personality.
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born 15 January 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast.
Pete Waterman Entertainment (PWE) is the production company one-time pop and dance record label owned by pop mogul Pete Waterman.
Peter John Kay (born 2 July 1973) is an English comedian and actor.
Polydor is a British record label and company, that operates as part of Universal Music Group.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Portrait is Rick Astley's sixth album, released in 2005.
Raingods with Zippos is a 1999 progressive rock album by ex-Marillion vocalist Fish.
RCA Records (formerly legally traded as the RCA Records Label) is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period of time.
Red Nose Day 2011 was a fundraising event organised by Comic Relief.
Richmond is a suburban town in south-west London, The London Government Act 1963 (c.33) (as amended) categorises the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames as an Outer London borough.
Rickrolling, alternatively rick-rolling, is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Sean Ellis (born 1970) is a British film director, writer, producer and fashion photographer.
Shakespeare's (Way With) Words is a 2003 single by Popstars: The Rivals male winners One True Voice.
"She Wants to Dance with Me" is a song written and recorded by Rick Astley in 1988.
"Sleeping" is a dance song performed by English singer Rick Astley.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a multinational record label, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann Music Group.
Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.
Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
"Take Me To Your Heart" is a 1988 song recorded by Rick Astley.
TechCrunch is an American online publisher of technology industry news founded in 2005 by Archimedes Ventures whose partners were Michael Arrington and Keith Teare.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show is the current incarnation of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on a novel by Mark Toby (edited by Dorothy Wilson).
"The Ones You Love" is a pop song performed by English singer Rick Astley and written by Dave West and himself.
The Shadows (originally known as The Drifters) were an English instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard's backing band from 1958 to 1968, having also collaborated again on numerous reunion tours.
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Tour That Didn't Tour Tour...Now On Tour was a comedy tour by British stand-up comedian Peter Kay.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Todd N. Terry (born April 18, 1967) is an American DJ, record producer and remixer.
"Together Forever" is a song recorded by Rick Astley, which reached number one on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 on 18 June 1988.
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
"Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh.
Viral phenomena are objects or patterns that are able to replicate themselves or convert other objects into copies of themselves when these objects are exposed to them.
"When I Fall in Love" is a popular song, written by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics).
Whenever You Need Somebody is the debut studio album by English singer Rick Astley.
"Whenever You Need Somebody" is a song written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, which became successful for two of their artists.
Working men's clubs are a type of private social club first created in the 19th century in industrialised areas of the United Kingdom, particularly the North of England, the Midlands, Scotland and many parts of the South Wales Valleys, to provide recreation and education for working class men and their families.
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" is a popular song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, most notably recorded and performed by the Carpenters.
The 2008 MTV EMAs (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) were held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, on 6 November 2008.
50 is the eighth studio album by English singer and songwriter Rick Astley.
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