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Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' wins Album of the Year Grammy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Babel" by the British folk rock band Mumford & Sons was named Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra was declared Record of the Year and won the statuette for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Gotye's "Making Mirrors" won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.

FUN. was named Best New Artist and the group's hit "We Are Young" earned the Grammy for Song of the Year.

The Black Keys won the Best Rock Performance honor for "Lonely Boy" and the Best Rock Album accolade for "El Camino."

Taking home the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award for their track "No Church in the Wild" were Jay-Z and Kanye West. The duo also picked up the prize for Best Rap Performance for "N****s in Paris."


'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' win big at BAFTAs

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Argo" was named Best Picture and its U.S. director, Ben Affleck, Best Director at the BAFTA Awards for film at London's Royal Opera House Sunday night.

The film also scooped up the Best Editing honor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts event.

Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for Best Actor for his performance in "Lincoln" and Emmanuelle Riva the Best Actress title for her work in "Amour."

"Skyfall" won for Best British Film and Best Original Music.

Anne Hathaway went home with the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables." The big-screen musical also earned trophies for Best Sound, Best Production Design, and Best Hair and Makeup.

David O. Russell won the statuette for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Silver Linings Playbook."

Christoph Waltz earned the accolade for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Django Unchained," a movie that earned its writer/director Quentin Tarantino the Best Original Screenplay award.

"Life of Pi" garnered the honors for Best Cinematography and Best Special Visual Effects.

"Anna Karenina" won the prize for Best Costume Design and "Brave" was declared Best Animated Film.


ABC's Diane Sawyer to interview Amanda Knox

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Amanda Knox, who was accused of killing her roommate in Italy four years ago, is to give her first television interview to Diane Sawyer, ABC said Monday.

The program will air as an ABC News prime-time special April 30. It will also be featured across all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline," as well as ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, ABC News Radio, and ABC's local affiliates.

Knox was a college junior studying in Italy before she was convicted in December 2009 on the charge of murdering her British roommate.

She spent four years in prison, then was released and cleared of wrongdoing in October 2011.

"Knox's firsthand account of her voyage from American student studying abroad to a woman facing decades in a foreign prison will include details she has never shared," ABC News said in a news release Monday.

Knox's book, "Waiting to Be Heard," is to be published by HarperCollins on April 30.


Singer Faith Hill shows off braces on teeth at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Country music star Faith Hill's red-carpet look at Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles included braces on her teeth.

Hill, 45, who first displayed the clear straighteners at the Country Music Awards in November, attracted a lot of attention to them at the Grammys, UsMagazine.com said.

"I had braces as a kid. I forgot to wear my retainer," the singer recently told radio station KNIX.

No word on how long Hill will have to wear the braces.

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