Award shows

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYs. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference Monday, June 19, 2017, in Las Vegas. McPhee answered questions about his hockey team and the NHL's expansion draft. (AP Photo/John Locher)v
June 20, 2017 - 8:11 pm
It's 116 degrees in the ice hockey capital of the world. For the next few days, Las Vegas is the place to be on skates. The desert gambling mecca is hosting the NHL's annual postseason awards show on Wednesday, when the league also will reveal the Vegas Golden Knights' choices in the expansion...
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FILE - In this March 28, 1977, file photo, John G. Avildsen accepts the Oscar for best director for "Rocky" at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age 81. Avildsen's son Anthony says his father died Friday, June 16, 2017, in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo. File)
June 16, 2017 - 11:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid" — two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises — died Friday at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. "Rocky" was a huge success. It...
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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2008 file photo shows a Grammy Award statue. The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday, June 28, 2017, it signed a four-year deal with the AEG entertainment company to host the show at the Staples Center. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys Awards are transitioning to online voting and have updated rules for its top category, album of the year. The Recording Academy announced new changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members. Voting for the 2018 Grammy Awards will...
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June 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition have been added as performers at this month's BET Awards. The network announced Tuesday that Post Malone and Roman GianArthur would join previously announced performers Bruno Mars, Migos and Future on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, Juanes, center left, and Pablo Lopez perform "Tu Enemigo" with the cast members from Cirque du Soleil "Mystere" at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on Sept. 20, 2017, and the awards will be handed out on Nov. 16. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FIle)
June 13, 2017 - 1:58 pm
The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on Sept. 20 and the awards will be handed out on Nov. 16. The Latin Recording Academy made the announcements Tuesday. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The...
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Kevin Spacey and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 12, 2017 - 5:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," a heart-wrenching musical about teen angst, loneliness and suicide in the social media age, has taken top honors at the Tony awards. The show stars 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout performance. It won six awards Sunday evening, including best musical and best...
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Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:09 p.m. The Divine Miss M has won her second Tony Award for a celebrated revival of "Hello, Dolly!" Bette Midler won the best actress in a musical trophy for playing as matchmaker and schemer Dolly Levi, who receives her toughest...
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Bette Midler presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards, announced Sunday: Best Musical: "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Play: "Oslo." Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): "Dear Evan Hansen." Best Revival of a Play: "August Wilson's Jitney." Best Revival of a Musical: "Hello, Dolly!" Best...
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Ben Platt and the cast of "Dear Evan Hansen" perform at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2017 - 10:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, became very popular as the Tony Awards rumbled toward its conclusion, winning statuettes for best book, score, orchestrations and best featured actress. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Oscars for...
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