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20 October 2003

Pets win a prize

On October 22, 2003 in Hamburg, Germany, the annual WORLD AWARDS will be presented for the fourth time by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to deserving individuals in a variety of fields who through personal commitment, sustained efforts and excellence in their work have contributed to create a better world. 

Among past award winners are Sir Paul McCartney, Steven Spielberg, Ted Turner, Michael Jackson, Sir Richard Branson, Jeremy Irons, Roman Polanski, Luciano Pavarotti. This year’s attending WORLD AWARD winners include Michael Douglas, the Bee Gees, Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman, Karl Lagerfeld.

Pet Shop Boys are being presented with The World Arts Award 2003 “for their extraordinary dedication to art, their social engagement and their unique contribution to popular music as well as their overall patronage of the arts.”

The previous winners of this prestigious honor include Sir Paul McCartney (2001) and Michael Jackson (2002).
The full list of awards is as follows: 

World Actor Award: Michael Douglas
World Artist Award: Morgan Freeman
World Arts Award: Pet Shop Boys
World Fashion Award: Karl Lagerfeld
World Achievement Award: Placido Domingo
World Media Award: Larry King (CNN)
World Social Award: Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
World Entertainment Award: Siegfried & Roy
World Business Award: Heinrich von Pierer (Siemens)
World Future Award: Dietrich Grönemeyer
World Tolerance Award: Lech Walesa
World Connection Award: Jan Ullrich
Männer des Jahres: Die Ärzte in Irak
Livetime Achievement Award: Christopher Reeve
World Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement Award: Bee Gees 

The Awards ceremony will be broadcast the following day on television stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. See local listings for details.

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