From the Spirit Awards and the Night Before Party to Elton John’s major milestone and Vanity Fair, get the scoop on all the A-list parties happening in Hollywood to celebrate all things Oscar.
But the glamour of the Academy’s lovefest for film isn’t completely overshadowed this week as there are a slew of high-profile red carpets happening in and around Hollywood to toast this year’s crop of nominated talent. The world is just moments away from finding out how host Jimmy Kimmel will handle the 89th annual Academy Awards when he takes the stage on Feb. 26 inside the Dolby Theatre, but before that happens, get the lowdown of the top parties during this final stretch of Hollywood’s busiest season of the year.
Alan Goodman, Albie Hecht and Fred Seibert created the awards show after Nickelodeon produced a show called The Big Ballot in 1986, named for the ballots kids voted with. To vote, the viewers would send in ballots and then before the show, the ballots would be counted and the winners would tape a thank you video that would be shown during the program. Goodman, Hecht, and Seibert felt that the network needed a bigger, more exciting platform.
Hecht selected the awards logo from a series of network designs created by original logo designers Tom Corey and Scott Nash (Corey McPherson Nash, Boston), overseen by Goodman and Seibert (Fred/Alan, Inc., New York). The award was configured into the current blimp shape/kaleidoscope in 1990. The only change to the award since that time has been to change the embossed logotype on the side of the trophy for 2010 to fit the network’s new logo typeface.
As the Internet came into widespread use, the voting eventually moved from a combination of 900 number telephone voting and ballots either mailed or completed at Pizza Hut locations, to moving exclusively online to the network’s website and by 2007, text messaging. Early years of Internet voting had the early adoption complications of ballot stuffing and even adults voting before a new system where only one vote per Nick.com account became the procedure for voting on the awards (although it is probable adults still cast votes via the texting option, which is connected to a phone number only rather than a screenname, or by creating an account with a false age or having their children vote for a chosen subject instead). In 2010, an iPhone application and mobile browser voting was also added.
The 2009 KCAs featured a new award called “The Big Green Help Award” which goes to the celebrity who goes above and beyond to help the Earth. The inaugural award was presented to Leonardo DiCaprio. For the 2010 awards, the “The Big Green Help” award was renamed “The Big Help” award, with First Lady Michelle Obama winning the first award under the rename.
Unlike traditional awards shows, the Kids’ Choice Awards uses other items to announce an award winner rather than a traditional envelope. The show sometimes uses balloons, T-shirts, models, giant letters, stickers (1999, where Amanda put a “Kick Me!” sticky on the model’s back and somebody else put a sticker showing the winner’s name). and even a foot (2008).
Voting for Canadians became available for the 2010 ceremony with the inauguration of Nickelodeon’s Canadian service in November 2009.
In June 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Mexico. Other countries with their own Kids’ Choice Awards include Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia, and Indonesia, which are either fully original local productions, or inserted as continuity during their broadcast of the American ceremony.
In August 2011, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Argentina.
In June 2014, Nickelodeon Latin America announced a Kids’ Choice Awards for Colombia.
In July 2014, Nickelodeon presented the Kids’ Choice Sports awards, honoring kids’ favorite athletes, teams and sports moments from the year. Michael Strahan produced and hosted the ceremony
The Tennis Center at Crandon Park is actually the third home of Miami Open Tennis. It all started in Delray in 1985, moved to Boca Raton in 1986 before permanently settling in Miami in 1987. The Tennis Center is also home to the United States Tennis Association’s player development program headquarters.
- March 1989: A new clubhouse was dedicated on the Crandon Park grounds, the first step to building a permanent stadium.
- November 1990: Miami-Dade County approved plans for a new stadium on the grounds.
- April 1992: Stadium construction begins.
- Summer, 1992: The site is rechristened The Tennis Center at Crandon Park
- November, 1992: After legal delays and Hurricane Andrew (August 24, 1992) halt construction, the way is cleared to open Stadium for 1994 tournament.
- February 12, 1994: Miami-Dade County dedicates the new 14,000 seat stadium which includes 24 luxury suites, and state-of-the-art areas for media and players.
- March 11, 1994: The first match is played on Stadium Court as 1994 Tournament begins. Karin Kschwendt defeats Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, 6-3, 6-4.
- August-October, 2005: Crandon Park weathers two powerful storms, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma.
- March, 2006: A new chairback seating system debuts in the 400-level of the stadium court. The seats replace the bleacher-seating system that had been in place since the stadium’s inception. Capacity of the stadium court reduced from 14,000 to 13,800, with every seat having a back for the first time.
It is always Miami Open Tennis’s goal to provide an enjoyable experience by meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests. The Guest Services Center is welcome to all guests requiring information about the tournament or the South Florida area. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or need assistance of any kind, please stop by the Guest Services Center, located near gate C of the stadium. Our multi-lingual Guest Services Team is prepared to make sure all your questions are answered and all your needs are addressed.
FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply.
FIA Formula One World Championship (also Formula One, Formula 1, and F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The “formula”, designated in the name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply.
The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA.
The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, originally meaning great prizes), held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organisers, and circuits are required to be holders of valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA
ULTRA WORLDWIDE, PRODUCERS OF THE AWARD-WINNING ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MIAMI, LAUNCHED A NEW EVENT CONCEPT EARLY IN 2012 APPROPRIATELY NAMED, “ROAD TO ULTRA.” SINCE THEN, RTU’S HAVE LANDED IN THAILAND, KOREA, JAPAN, TAIWAN, COLOMBIA, PARAGUAY AND CHILE WITH MORE PLANNED FOR 2015.
Road to Ultra events are single-stage events with the same focus as the Ultra Worldwide festivals. Each event showcases cutting-edge stage production including world-class visuals, lighting, kryogenics and pyrotechnics. Stage designs are developed by the Ultra Music Festival creative team and adapted to accommodate the needs of both indoor and outdoor venues.
Just as the Ultra festivals boast the world’s hottest talent, Road to Ultra features the top electronic music artists in today’s electronic music scene. Artists such as Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand and more have already headlined previous RTU’s, bringing tens of thousands of fans to these events.
Ultra Worldwide is already the most international electronic music festival brand by far (with festivals on five continents including S. Africa, S. America, Europe, Asia and N. America), but with the addition of the Road to Ultra concept, ULTRA has truly raised the bar. The RTU events continue to drive Ultra apart from the competition by offering one-of-a-kind experiences to electronic music fans in even more regions around the world.
Art Basel in Asia
Our breakthrough 2016 edition – which placed the Hong Kong show squarely in the center of Asia’s international art scene – offered a premier platform for showing works from across the globe. Underlining its commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again had exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provided an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.
During Art Basel in Hong Kong, we showcased the works by emerging generation of artists in Discoveries. Galleries exhibited new works created specifically for the show by up to two emerging contemporary artists from their gallery program.
Special film screening
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg (2016): The story of how a Swiss man became embroiled in the history of China after Mao’s death was part of Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Film sector. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, a documentary directed by Michael Schindhelm, reconstructs the adventures of entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg and his three decades in the country. The film includes interviews with Cao Fei, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Rita Sigg, Lang Lang and Ai Weiwei.
In the words of curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, ‘immersion, wonder and unpredictability’ described this year’s selection of artworks in Encounters. From pictogram-painted protest banners condemning environmental destruction to the blending of scent with tapestries and chandeliers, Glass-Kantor gathered an expressive, intense body of large-scale sculptures and installation works by leading artists for visitors to explore.