AWARDS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AWARDS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Six Degrees of Pulitzer Prize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818760-82/http-pulitzer-www-org.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818760-82/http-pulitzer-www-org.html.csp">Six Degrees of Pulitzer Prize</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T16:38:10.24-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Welcome to the Academy Awards. Or, as it’s known at my house, Passover.” — Bob Hope, Oscar host, 1968 Ever since I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize awaaaay back in 1998, I have cared way too much about who wins The Highest Honor in Journalism. The 2014 awards were announced today, while my name does not appear anywhere on any of the lists, I’ve still got some good news. The Salt Lake Tribune’s prized political cartoonist, Pat Bagley, was named as one of the three finalists by the jur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818760@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:38:10 MDT Gallery: Summer teasers, zany honors at MTV Movie Awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57815443-223/award-awards-mtv-movie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57815443-223/award-awards-mtv-movie.html.csp">Gallery: Summer teasers, zany honors at MTV Movie Awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSICA HERNDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Film Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T21:51:58.177-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Ellen Page, one of the stars of the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” introduced a clip from the film that sees the X-Men joining forces with their younger selves at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards. In the clip, some X-Men attempt to battle ruthless metal monsters using their special abilities. It’s the first appearance for some of the mutants — Blink, Sunspot, Warpath and Bishop. The MTV Movie Awards have become the ideal platform for the Hollywood studios to promote their su...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578154432014-04-13T21:51:58.177-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T21:51:58.177-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815443@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:51:58 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Hunger Games’ and Zac Efron’s abs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57817220-66/com-http-box-movie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57817220-66/com-http-box-movie.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Hunger Games’ and Zac Efron’s abs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T08:27:56.315-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, while its stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, won best female and male performances. But all anybody cares about is how Zac Efron showed off his chest. [Entertainment Weekly, twice] • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” edged out “Rio 2” in the weekend box office. [Box Office Mojo] • Director Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge”) is in talks to dir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817220@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:27:56 MDT Gallery: The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57782840-223/music-award-awards-won.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57782840-223/music-award-awards-won.html.csp">Gallery: The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS TALBOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Music Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T08:52:47.666-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">George Strait won the top honor, entertainer of the year, at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. He took the fan-voted award for the second time — 25 years after he first won it in 1989. The win comes five months after the 61-year-old singer won the same award at the rival Country Music Association Awards, an industry-voted show. Strait is a few months from finishing his final tour in June, spurring a round of nostalgia that’s come with a handful of trophies. Fans s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577828402014-04-07T08:52:47.666-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T08:52:47.666-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782840@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:52:47 MDT Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57783405-68/won-lambert-shelton-strait.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57783405-68/won-lambert-shelton-strait.html.csp">Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS TALBOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T23:14:01.773-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone. Strait’s victory was not unexpected. He’s a few months from retiring from the road and won the same trophy at the rival Country Music Association Awards five months ago. But the ACMs entertainer award is fan-voted and some wondered if Strait’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577834052014-04-06T23:14:01.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-06T23:14:01.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57783405@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:14:01 MDT Publisher marks a decade of covering SLC’s LGBT community http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57774985-78/aaron-utah-community-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57774985-78/aaron-utah-community-gay.html.csp">Publisher marks a decade of covering SLC’s LGBT community</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T12:33:35.908-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ten years ago, QSaltLake’s first cover featured a male wedding cake topper couple with black eyes and boxing gloves, accompanied by the words “Utah’s fight for gay marriage.” Michael Aaron, the magazine’s founder, ran the image as Utah voters went to the polls to ultimately approve an amendment to the Utah Constitution banning same-sex marriage. This year, the conversation is radically different after a federal judge in December overturned Amendment 3, part of a wave of similar decisions aroun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57774985@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:33:35 MDT IRS paid $53 million to whistleblowers in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775316-68/irs-million-whistleblowers-paid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775316-68/irs-million-whistleblowers-paid.html.csp">IRS paid $53 million to whistleblowers in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T13:34:18.833-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Internal Revenue Service says it paid whistleblowers a total of $53 million last year for turning in tax cheats. In an annual report to Congress, the agency said Friday it paid out 122 awards. That’s an average award of nearly $435,000. The tips led the IRS to collect more than $367 million in taxes, interest and penalties. In general, whistleblowers can claim awards if they provide information that helps the IRS collect more than $2 million in taxes, penalties and interest. But...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577753162014-04-04T13:34:18.833-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T13:34:18.833-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775316@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:34:18 MDT Winter Olympics: Kotsenburg, Pikus-Pace get Best of U.S. honors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57766592-77/kotsenburg-pace-pikus-olympic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57766592-77/kotsenburg-pace-pikus-olympic.html.csp">Winter Olympics: Kotsenburg, Pikus-Pace get Best of U.S. honors</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:08:01.318-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg and skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace of Eagle Mountain received awards for their 2014 Olympic performances during the inaugural Best of U.S. awards, staged Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The event was taped for an NBC Sports Network show, to be aired Monday at 5 p.m. Kotsenburg was voted the Best Male Olympian and Pikus-Pace was honored for the Best Olympic Moment. The U.S. Olympic Committee selected the finalists for the Olympics and Paralympics and the win...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766592@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:08:01 MDT Bill Marcroft, Paul James honored by Utah Sports HOF http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57747174-77/lake-salt-sports-james.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57747174-77/lake-salt-sports-james.html.csp">Bill Marcroft, Paul James honored by Utah Sports HOF</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:33.649-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Longtime sportscasters Bill Marcroft and Paul James, and recreational sports advocate Kathy Taylor will receive Distinguished Service Awards during the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation’s annual Spring Honors Banquet on Tuesday. The USHFF also will honor former high school coaches Deb Bennett of Salt Lake City, Paul Clark of Orem, Jim Fuller of Brigham City, Marcus Garrett of West Point, Jerre Holmes of Coalville, Davie Swensen of Wellsville and Larry Shurtliff of Enterprise during the event...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747174@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:33 MDT Visit Salt Lake hands out two awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712567-79/lake-salt-recreation-visit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712567-79/lake-salt-recreation-visit.html.csp">Visit Salt Lake hands out two awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:49:02.006-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Visit Salt Lake presented two major awards Thursday night at its annual meeting at the Gateway mall. Cannon Tarbet, the tourism group’s national sales manager, won the eighth annual Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award, for booking more than 25,000 room nights last year. The award is presented to Visit Salt Lake’s top salesperson. Tarbet joined the organization in 2011 after working at various Salt Lake hotels for 15 years. He is responsible for booking single hotel and resort meetings fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712567@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:49:02 MDT Golf legend Jack Nicklaus to address Utah sports banquet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57676086-77/utah-sports-nicklaus-golf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57676086-77/utah-sports-nicklaus-golf.html.csp">Golf legend Jack Nicklaus to address Utah sports banquet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T17:18:51.068-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sports legend Jack Nicklaus will soon return to Utah. The star golfer, course designer, and philanthropist will be in town as a special guest at the third annual Governor’s State of Sport Awards dinner, which is scheduled April 22 at 7 p.m. at EnergySolutions Arena. Nicklaus will be joined by Utah pro golf stars Johnny Miller and Billy Casper on stage for a question-and-answer session to entertain those in attendance at the awards dinner. Miller and Casper will receive the Governor’s State of Sp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676086@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:18:51 MDT Total pay for EBay CEO sank 53 percent in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664772-79/ebay-2013-company-donahoe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664772-79/ebay-2013-company-donahoe.html.csp">Total pay for EBay CEO sank 53 percent in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T14:57:06.916-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EBay Inc. CEO John J. Donahoe’s total compensation for 2013 plunged 53 percent compared with 2012, when the e-commerce company gave its leader more than $23 million in stock awards. The San Jose, Calif., company, which is sparring with activist investor Carl Icahn over board seats and its future direction, also gave Donahoe, 53, and other executives a lower-than-targeted incentive payment earlier this year. It noted that eBay missed financial targets last year, according to a regulatory filing. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576647722014-03-11T14:57:06.916-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T14:57:06.916-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664772@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:57:06 MDT Tribune reporters, photographers, designers take top awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647306-78/tribune-award-awards-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57647306-78/tribune-award-awards-lake.html.csp">Tribune reporters, photographers, designers take top awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:17:53.078-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Tribune won 40 awards, including 19 first-place prizes, in the Utah Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper contest. Judges singled out the newspaper’s yearlong coverage of the scandal enveloping former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, the same-sex marriage decision, and stories on health care reform and Utah’s air pollution. The awards were presented at the association’s recent meeting in St. George. The Tribune took the General Excellence award and its website, sltrib.com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647306@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:53 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Hustle’ and ‘Wolf’ lead MTV Movie Awards nominations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57641388-66/awards-2014-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57641388-66/awards-2014-com-http.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Hustle’ and ‘Wolf’ lead MTV Movie Awards nominations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T08:47:43.924-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about today in pop culture: • “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” both skunked at the Oscars, lead with eight nominations each at the MTV Movie Awards. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” got seven nominations, and “We’re the Millers” got six. [The Hollywood Reporter] • Miles Scott, the five-year-old cancer patient who got to save San Francisco as “Batkid,” was scratched at the last minute from Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. [The Guardian] • Geoff Edward...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641388@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:47:43 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: It’s the Oscars pizza guy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57636207-66/com-entertainment-http-oscars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57636207-66/com-entertainment-http-oscars.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: It’s the Oscars pizza guy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T07:12:07.615-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 07:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about today in pop culture: • Meet Edgar Martirosyan, the Sunset Boulevard pizza-shop owner who wound up being taken onstage of the Oscars by Ellen DeGeneres. [Los Angeles Times] • Conan O’Brien will host the MTV Movie Awards in April. Nominations come out Thursday. [Entertainment Weekly] • Reports are that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant, and will have to fast-track her work on the “Avengers” sequel. [E! Online]</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636207@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:12:07 MDT History and heroism: ‘12 Years a Slave’ tops at Oscars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57621868-223/film-gravity-slave-oscar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57621868-223/film-gravity-slave-oscar.html.csp">History and heroism: ‘12 Years a Slave’ tops at Oscars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T15:30:49.524-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 03:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On an Oscar night dedicated to heroes, “12 Years a Slave,” the heroic but harrowing story of Solomon Northup — a free black forced into slavery in pre-Civil War Louisiana — came out on top at the 86th annual Academy Awards. “Everyone deserves not just a chance to survive, but a chance to live,” said the film’s director, Steve McQueen, quoting Northup as he accepted the Best Picture Oscar at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. McQueen dedicated the Oscar victory to “all the people who ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621868@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:30:49 MDT Oscars 2014: What makes for a good host? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57613621-223/data-hide-host-true.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57613621-223/data-hide-host-true.html.csp">Oscars 2014: What makes for a good host?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chuck Barney and Tony Hicks</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bay Area News Group</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T11:42:02.006-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This year, Ellen DeGeneres takes the wheel as host of the Academy Awards, returning to the hosting job for the first time since 2007. DeGeneres, 55, is the proverbial “safe” choice — someone who can deliver some gentle, feel-good humor without pricking those gigantic Hollywood egos. &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” data-hide-embed=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/14432/”&gt;&lt;/script&gt;...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613621@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:42:02 MDT Sean P. Means: Are Oscars won on the screen, or on the campaign trail? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57609239-223/redford-talk-oscar-academy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57609239-223/redford-talk-oscar-academy.html.csp">Sean P. Means: Are Oscars won on the screen, or on the campaign trail?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:29:16.227-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On the opening day of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford made news before he said a word — because earlier that day, Redford found out he wouldn’t be going to the Oscars. Redford was snubbed when the Academy Awards nominations were announced that morning. His solo performance as an amateur sailor trying to survive a big ocean in “All Is Lost” — a performance that people had been talking up as an Oscar front-runner from its debut at the Cannes Film Festival the previous May — was not amo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57609239@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:29:16 MDT Draper police to be honored at annual award ceremony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57579457-78/police-department-awards-ceremony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57579457-78/police-department-awards-ceremony.html.csp">Draper police to be honored at annual award ceremony</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T22:48:24.047-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Draper City Police Department will host its second annual awards recognition ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at Draper Park Middle School, 13133 S. 1300 East. Department personnel and community members will receive recognition for their outstanding service and contributions to the department and community. Awards presented will include Citizen Meritorious Service, Lifesaving Medal, Officer’s Shield, Purple Heart, Medal of Valor, Police Officer of the Year 2013, and the Support Employee of the Y...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579457@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:48:24 MDT