- Music icon, Stevie Wonder, has been recognised for his contribution to music in Israel
- The music veteran was awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize in the country
- Austrian music composer, Olga Neuwirth, also bagged the same award as Wonder
American music icon, Stevland Hardaway Morris popularly known as Stevie Wonder, has joined the list of renowned entertainers who have been honoured with one of Israel’s prestigious prizes.
According to reports by Associated Press, the singer-songwriter on Tuesday, February 9, was awarded the Wolf Prize alongside some other respectable names in the arts and sciences who were given the same recognition.
The same media reports that a statement from President Reuven Rivlin’s office noted that the American musician was recognised for “his tremendous contribution to music and society enriching lives of entire generations of music lovers.”
The award is usually given out by The Wolf Foundation; a state-owned entity, in recognition of talents who have promoted excellence in science and arts through their crafts.
Also sharing the award with him is Austrian composer, Olga Neuwirth.
The recipients will be receiving the awards at their residence as opposed to getting them at a ceremony in Israel's parliament.
Briefly.co.za also reported that the popular Netflix show Bridgerton keeps winning big as the show got two nominations in the 2021's Screen Actors Guild Awards - SAGs. The lead actor, Rege-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings character, was nominated for the outstanding performance by a male actor in the drama series category.
While this is the 31-year-old hunk's first SAG nomination, he will be up against top veteran actors who also feature in popular shows.
The male category includes the 30-year-old Josh O'Connor, who plays the role of Prince Charles in the Netflix series Crown. Others nominees in this same category include Ozark's Jason Bateman, Sterling K Brown of This Is Us and Bob Odenkirk, who features in Better Call Saul.
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