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Broadway celebrated at the 75th Tony Awards

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The 75th Tony Awards have wrapped up, with an Oscar-winning host and a roster of celebrity presenters

Twenty-nine new productions received nominations for their work during last year’s Broadway season at the iconic 75th Tony Awards.

There was much anticipation for the event, which showcased the first full season since the pandemic shut down theatres in March 2020.

‘A Strange Loop’ took top musical honours, while ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ was named top play.

Paris and Prince Jackson, the children of the late Michael Jackson also presented a performance by the cast of ‘MJ: The Musical’, which was also nominated for the top award.

Paris and Prince Jackson honoured their late father at the awards.

Prince and Paris Jackson shared the King of Pop’s love of musicals in a rare appearance celebrating their dad.

“A lot of people seem to think our dad changed popular music forever—and who are we to disagree? But what people may not know is he loved musicals, on film and on the stage.”

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Special Tony Awards were presented to James C. Nicola, who has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.

The winners of the 75th Tony Awards

Best musical: ‘A Strange Loop’

Lead actress in a musical: Joaquina Kalukango for ‘A Paradise Square’

Lead actress in a musical: Myles Frost for ‘MJ’

Lead actress in a play: Deirdre O’Connell for ‘Dana H.’

Lead actor in a play: Simon Russell Beale for ‘The Lehman Trilogy’

Best play: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’

Best revival of a musical: ‘Company’

Meanwhile, the Asian American Performers Action Coalition received Tony Honours for Excellence in the Theatre.

The event was broadcast from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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BuzzFeed to use ChatGPT-created content on website

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BuzzFeed is set to go by on A.I-generated content, with the company to use ChatGPT to create content for the site

The media giant plans to use the service to generate quizzes and further personalise its user experience.

“If the past 15 years of the internet have been defined by algorithmic feeds that curate and recommend content, the next 15 years will be defined by AI and data helping create, personalise and animate the content itself,” BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti recently said.

BuzzFeed recently announced that it would be cutting 12 per cent of its workforce to rein in costs.

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The Academy Award nominations have been revealed

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The film industry’s most prestigious night of nights is almost here, and the nominations have been revealed

The indie sci-fi comedy drama, “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, scored the most Academy Award nominations, with 11 in total.

It was closely followed by “All Quiet on the Western Front”.

Not far behind were fan favourites including “Elvis”, “Top Gun: Maverick”, and the recent “Black Panther” and “Avatar” films.

Streaming services have not had as strong a year, with Netflix’s “All Quiet On The Western Front” the only nominee from a streaming service in the top category.

There has been an extremely strong showing for Irish talent this year. “The Quiet Girl” is recognised in the best international feature category.

Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal are all in contention for Best Actor and Austin Butler scored his first ever Oscars nomination for his role as Elvis Presley.

And when it comes to Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Andrea Riseborough and Michelle Williams are leading the pack alongside Ana de Armas, who has been nominated for the first time.

Indian action epic “RRR” stands a strong chance of beating Rihanna and Lady Gaga to best original song.

The catchy Naatu Naatu has already won the Golden Globe, and is very likely to repeat its success at the Oscars.

The event all happens on March 12, when you can find out which stars will be taking home the iconic gold Oscar statuette.

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Say goodbye to sharing Netflix with your friends

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Netflix announces new tech to stop password sharing

The days of sharing a Netflix account with your friends are quickly coming to an end.

The streaming giant is set to introduce new tech which will prevent multiple households leeching off one subscription.

Execs believe around 100 million homes engage in the practice, which the company says “undermines” its ability to invest and improve content.

It’s been a rough 12 months for Netflix.

Last year, the company recorded it first subscriber loss in more than a decade.

While no exact date has been set for the worldwide rollout of the new policy, it could begin as early as March.

Users will be required to have their own account and login, unless you live in the same household as someone who has an account.

It follows a number of trials and introductions Netflix made throughout 2022.

“While our terms of use limit use of Netflix to a household, we recognise this is a change for members who share their account more broadly,” Netflix said.

“So we’ve worked hard to build additional new features that improve the Netflix experience, including the ability for members to review which devices are using their account and to transfer a profile to a new account.”

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