Brit Spotting Round-up 2/25
Love it or hate it - its award season. So it’s only right we celebrate the increasing number of Brits who’ve been popping up on the American radar. Whether it’s through film, TV, music or in the snow British achievement has been getting a lot of attention in the last few weeks.
Here's a clip of highlights:
The big winners included One Direction who, interestingly, are the first band since the Beatles to have 2 albums out in the same year in the US, and the Artic Monkeys who won two Brits each.
Although the show was aired on US TV a day later it surprisingly received little press coverage, despite much-anticipated performances by Beyonce, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars (not together, unfortunately.) Maybe it’s because many of the winners are still bubbling under the surface of US recognition - groups like Rudimental (Best Single) and Ellie Goulding (British Female Solo Artist).
Check whether you recognize any of the Brits winners here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25674995
Apparently, they only had a target of 3 medals but Team GB surpassed that by winning 4 at this year’s winter Olympics in Sochi. It’s being called their best medal haul since 1924 and the new freestyle ski and snowboard disciplines helped deliver Britain's best ever performance on snow.
Lizzy Yarnold (Skeleton) and Jenny Jones (Snowboarding) were amongst the star athletes at the games and are currently enjoying something more priceless than shiny medals - the adoration of their country.