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Session 183

British actors and talent took home several awards at the Golden Globes ceremony last weekend. The awards celebrate TV and film achievements. Neil and Tom have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

Golden Globes 2021

The Golden Globes Awards, which took place last night, celebrate TV and film achievements. This year, British actors and talent took home several Golden Globes awards. Neil and Tom have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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The story

And British stars have dominated this year's Golden Globes Awards, which celebrates the best in TV and film.

The ceremony is often seen as a strong indicator of what will do well at the Oscars.

Daniel Kaluuya got the first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the film Judas and the Black Messiah.

Key words and phrases

red carpet
a red-coloured carpet, used for important guests on special occasions

  • I want to make a good impression on the new director, so let’s make sure we roll out the red carpet!
  • My grandmother always liked the red-carpet treatment when she came to visit.

channelled
carried the spirit of a person or idea

  • The new president’s speech channelled the ideas of the civil rights movement.
  • Could you stand by the gate whilst I channel the children back into the classroom?

posthumously
after death

  • The two soldiers were awarded medals posthumously to recognise their bravery.
  • The singer had a posthumous number one hit six months after her death.

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