The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Season for Awards, Red Carpet On DSTV

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FEBRUARY is often known as the month of love and since yours truly was born on Valentine's Day it makes it even more special. Now back to the small screen, this February viewers are in for a treat as this is awards season. DStv audiences can expect to see an array of the most prestigious awards in the film, television, music and sports industries.

Already, DStv has screened the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards filled with excitement, surprises, fashion and glamour and leading Hollywood stars Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Kerry Washington were just some of the stars that graced the event.

Les Misérables, Game Change and Homeland emerged as big award winners of the evening. Next up on the coveted list of awards ceremonies is the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards screened yesterday.

The rescreening of the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be on M-Net Movies Premiere M-Net Movies Stars on Saturday February 2 at 18:00 hours.

In celebration of the hottest trend-setters in fashion, the 9th Annual Style Awards honoured fashion icons, celebrities and the style elite who have led the way in the world of fashion in 2012.

The event was highly supported with A-list appearances from Nicole Richie, Katie Holmes, Iman and industry veteran Carolina Herrera. DStv audiences can watch Style on Sunday February 3 at 22:10 to see these awards and last year's unforgettable moments in fashion.

On Sunday February 10, the Staples Centre will come alive as the American music industry honours the best of its talent at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Nominated artistes include Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.

Apart from the music, viewers can eagerly look forward to seeing the outfits, dates and stunts the artistes have in store for the day.

Channel O will screen the awards live on Monday February 11 at 03:00. DStv viewers can also catch the rescreening of the awards on Channel O on Thursday February 14 at 19:00, Saturday February 16 at 10:00 CAT and on Sunday February 24 at 14:00 .

The 66th British Academy Film Awards will also be held on Sunday February 10 at the Royal Opera House in London. Box office favourite Lincoln leads with 10 nominations, with Les Misérables and Life of Pi following close behind with nine nominations.

DStv viewers can see the live screening on M-Net Movies Premiere on Monday February 11 at 00:01 CAT, with a rescreening on M-Net Movies Premiere (Monday February 11 at 20:30 ) and M-Net Movies Stars (Saturday February 16 at 18:00 ).

Awards ceremonies are never complete without a preview of the stars' glamourous gowns and tuxedos.

DStv viewers will get the inside scoop on E! Entertainment. Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will be reporting from the red carpet on Sunday February 25 at 23:30 CAT, with all the latest gossip and fashion updates at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

Following the red carpet review, audiences can tune into the live screening of the 85th Annual Academy Awards on M-Net Movies Premiere on Monday February 25 at 03:00 CAT.

The highly anticipated night in Hollywood will also pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. DStv viewers will also be able to see a rescreening on M-Net (Monday February 25 at 20:30 ), M-Net Movies Premiere (Tuesday February 26 at 20:30 ) and M-Net Movies Stars (Saturday March 2 at 18:00 ).

Additionally, viewers have the opportunity to see an Oscar-winning movie everyday in February on M-Net Movies Showcase and M-Net Movies Premiere.

The Fashion Police team on E! Entertainment, anchored by Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, George Kotsiopoulos and Kelly Osbourne, will eagerly critique styles from the 2013 Academy Awards.

Watch as they pass their verdict on the night's fashion hits and misses on Wednesday February 27 at 21:00

March is tipped to be a big month for the African continents' film and television industry, with the first ever Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards, in association with MultiChoice.

The Awards will be held in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday March 9 and will be screened live on Africa Magic Entertainment and Africa Magic.

Viewers can also look forward to the Annual Laureus World Sports Awards taking place in Rio de Janeiro on Monday March 11.

Africa will proudly be represented by nominee and Ethiopian long distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba in the Comeback of the Year category, while Namibian Paralympic gold medallist Johanna Benson is nominated in the Sportsperson with a Disability category.

Keep watching SuperSport and check out the website (www.supersport.com ) for screening dates, times and channels which will be announced closer to the time.

NB: Programming, dates and times are subject to change. In addition, please note that different channels are available on different DStv bouquets and in different countries.

For football fans, I am sure it was pleasing to note that MultiChoice Africa made it possible that SuperSport 4 will be available to all for the duration of Afcon.

This means all Compact, Family and Access subscribers have access to the channel. The channel will be will be closed on Monday February 11, 2013 at 6:00.

MultiChoice has taken the decision to open up the channel to ensure that all our subscribers are able to view all the action from the upcoming African Cup of Nations tournament.

Until next week, happy viewing!

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