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Factbox: Key winners at Britain's 2016 BAFTA awards

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LONDON The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards were presented at a ceremony in London on Sunday.

Following is a list of key winners:

BEST FILM:

“The Revenant”

DIRECTOR:

Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant”

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM:

“Brooklyn”

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

ACTOR:

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

ACTRESS:

Brie Larson, “Room”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

“Spotlight”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

“The Big Short”

(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Alison Williams)


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Philadelphia archeology museum rattled by nearby demolition site

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Mummies, a Sphinx and thousands of other ancient artifacts at a Philadelphia archeology museum are being moved to steadier ground or monitored with vibration sensors during a demolition project next door that has put the building on shaky ground.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, which houses treasures dating back to 2600 B.C., installed “super-sensitive vibration sensors” to protect some of its 1 million relics during the tearing down of a neighboring parking garage and tower as part of a medical school expansion, according to a university website.

As jackhammers and steamrollers rumble on, shock-absorbing materials have been added to cases housing 1,400-year-old horse figurines from China’s Tang Dynasty and preparations are underway to remove a pair of 500-year-old Buddhist murals, a university spokeswoman said on Sunday.

“Some of our more iconic pieces were installed decades ago, before special conservation techniques were implemented,” Bob Thurlow, the museum’s special projects manager, said on the university website.

While Penn Museum, as it is commonly known, has remained open, the Islamic Near East gallery has been closed and the walls of the ancient Egyptian tomb chapel of Kaipure, “a treasury official of the late Old Kingdom” which dates back to 2300 B.C., has been dismantled, according to the museum’s website.

The moving and shaking has triggered museum employee cellphone alerts that are sent when vibration sensors reach their thresholds, the spokeswoman said. When evening demolition work is underway, concerned staffers have camped out overnight in the galleries to keep watch over the treasures.

One of the benefits of the upheaval is that staffers scrambling to protect relics have begun an extensive inventory and found long-forgotten objects, some still in the packaging from their original excavation.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Alan Crosby)


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Republican debate draws 13.5 million viewers for CBS – network

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WASHINGTON Saturday night’s Republican debate on CBS was the most-watched of any in 2016, drawing 13.5 million viewers, the network said on Sunday.

The CBS News debate was the most watched of the year so far and the highest rated debate among adults aged 25-54 since January, the network said.

In August, the Republican candidates’ prime-time debate on Fox News Channel drew 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary debate and the highest non-sports telecast in cable TV history, according to Nielsen.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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