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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. There was a single award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture", but the splitting allowed for recognition of it and the Best Actress – Drama; the formal title has varied since its inception. In 2005, it was called "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical"; as of 2014, the wording is "Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical". Angela Bassett became the first actress of African descent to win, when she won in 1993. Awkwafina became the first actress of Asian descent to win, when she won in 2020. Academy Award for Best Actress Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Golden Globe Award Nominations. Golden Globe Award Search.

Whitecross (band)

Whitecross is an American Christian metal band from Illinois, formed in 1985 by singer Scott Wenzel and guitarist Rex Carroll, re-formed in 2000. The band won three Dove Awards in the 1990s, its latest album is Nineteen Eighty Seven, released in 2005. Whitecross formed in 1985 in Waukegan, releasing their first recording in 1987, their early albums, which invite comparisons to Ratt, are laced with fast, technical guitar work. In 1994, Rex Carroll split with lead vocalist Scott Wenzel. Wenzel retained the use of the name "Whitecross" while Carroll went on to form King James with Jimi Bennett. At this point the band's sound underwent a drastic change. Whitecross has won three Dove Awards with Triumphant Return and In the Kingdom winning "Metal Album of the Year" and Come unto the Light from the Unveiled album winning "Hard Music Recorded Song of the Year" at the 25th GMA Dove Awards in 1994. In 1994 prior to work starting on the Unveiled album, guitarist Rex Carroll left to form the band King James and pursue other musical ventures.

In 1998, singer Scott Wenzel took a two-year break to do mission work in South America. During this time, Whitecross went on hiatus before re-emerging at Cornerstone Festival in 2000 when Carroll and Wenzel re-formed the band with Carroll, Michael Feighan and newcomer Benny Ramos providing bass and vocals. Having achieved a long-sought lineup stability, the band started performing on a regular basis. In 2005, the band went back into the studio to record Nineteen Eighty Seven, which featured re-recordings of nine of the ten songs from the band's self-titled debut album, as well as a re-recording of the song Love on the Line and a new guitar instrumental by Rex Carroll. On April 5, 2008, they played at the Legends of Rock festival in Germany. Beginning in July 2008, they played the first of several short tours in Guatemala featuring shows in Guatemala City, Panajachel and other cities. In 2017, Carroll and Feighan joined with David Bach and Jamie Rowe of Guardian to record Revival, a new compilation of Whitecross and Guardian tracks and went on a short tour to promote the project.

The Reign Goes On - 45 minute VHS, 1992 Star Song Communications CurrentScott Wenzel – lead vocals Rex Carroll – guitar, vocals Michael Feighan – drums, vocals Benny Ramos – bass guitar, vocals Former GuitarsBarry Graul Quinton Gibson DrumsMark Hedl Mike Elliott Troy Stone bass guitarJon Sproule Rick Armstrong Butch Dillon Scott Harper Tracy Ferrie Brent Denny Contemporary Christian music Glam metal Heavy metal Powell, Mark Allan. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. Pp. 1030–1033. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. Whitecross @ ShoutLife Tribute Scott Wenzel @ ShoutLife Tribute Pictures from the reunion gig at Cornerstone 2002 archived copy taken March 4, 2006 Brief Whitecross biography

Megan Slankard

Megan Slankard is an American musician and singer-songwriter. Slankard began learning the guitar. At age 17, Slankard produced and recorded her first album, Lady is a Pirate, with her brother at home on her computer. After turning 18, Slankard toured with David Knopfler as the opening act for his European tour and co-wrote the title song of his album Ship of Dreams. In July 2004, Slankard appeared on an episode of TLC's; the episode first aired July 16, 2004. Slankard's album Freaky Little Story appeared on the Acoustic Guitar 2004 Top 5 list and became a top ten seller on the Amazon CD sales chart. In 2005, she released the EP album. According to her web site, she was a semi-finalist in Discmaker’s 2007 Independent Music World Series and International Songwriting Competition and finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Musician’s Atlas/Borders Books Independent Music Awards, she was the January 2009 Top 5 artist in the Famecast Competition. She released her album A Token Of The Wreckage in 2011. In July 2011, Joel Ackerson, Zack Teran, Eric Andersen formed The Novelists, a Reno-based lyrical rock band.

The four singer-songwriters collaborated to produce the band’s debut album, "Backstory", released January 1, 2012. Slankard's music has been featured on San Francisco radio's KFOG compilation CD, she was a final selection artist for RPM Direct Presents: Unsigned Artists Volume 3 compilation CD. Slankard was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Folk/Singer Songwriter Song of the year for her song "The Happy Birthday". Slankard won the 8th annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop award in the Best Cover Song category for her rendering of the song "America". Slankard appeared on an episode of TLC's What Not to Wear in July 2004 and in a follow up episode a year later. Slankard's preferred equipment includes: Acoustic guitars: 1999 Guild D55 guitar, a 2000 Taylor 614ce guitar, a Takamine C132S Electric guitar: Daisy Rock's Rock Candy Special Keyboard: Korg Triton Extreme EXT61 Home recording equipment: MOTU 828mkII.