12 Mar, 2021 Award Season Is Here! Who Will Be On Top?
by Debbie Steinberg
Award Season in Hollywood!
Full of glamour, prestige, and Hollywood’s headliners.
Did you watch the Golden Globes? Are you anticipating the Grammy’s? It feels like Hollywood has faded a bit into the background this past year. The award ceremonies that usually kick off in January create a buzz of energy as fans tune in to watch the stars. The popular Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and the Emmy’s provide an evening of red-carpet glamour, shiny awards, and intimate acceptance speeches from the stars. We get to celebrate our favorites and note what we may have missed!
This year everything rolled out quite differently. Movie releases were canceled or delayed, movie theaters shut down, and families turned to stream services for entertainment. Here’s a snapshot of the award season that is in progress.
The Golden Globes
After a two-month delay, the Golden Globes for film and television finally debuted on February 28. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler joined together for their 4th time and hosted the evening virtually from coast to coast locations. Acceptance speeches from the stars were delivered from hotel rooms and living room couches. Technical glitches throughout the evening added a new twist for viewers of the award show. Consequently, critics gave the evening poor reviews. Furthermore, it appears that Hollywood has lost its luster with a significantly lower number of viewers tuning in this year (6.9 vs.18.9 in 2019).
As usual, there were the expected wins and the unexpected victories.
A Few Golden Globes Key Winners:
Comedy: Borat Subsequent Movie film
Best Animated Film: Soul
Motion Picture (Foreign Language): Minari, USA
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
TV Drama: The Crown
TV Comedy/Musical: Schitt’s Creek
Top Television Limited Series: The Queen’s Gambit
Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
The Best Television Actor (Drama): Josh O’Connor – The Crown
Top Television Actress (Drama): Emma Corrin – The Crown
Best Director of Motion Picture: Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
The Critic’s Choice Awards
Next, we have to discuss this star-studded event! The award show aired on March 7th and is known to be the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations. Taye Diggs returned to host the event! Catherine Zeta-Jones, Morgan Freeman, and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) presented the awards. However, a virtual red-carpet replaced the traditional one. Even so, you can catch the best-dressed on Instagram.
Zendaya (Spider-Man star) was awarded the fifth annual SeeHer Award. This award recognizes actresses who give authentic portrayals of women across media, defy stereotypes, and push boundaries. Further, she also was on the “best dressed” list, donning a full gown from Valentino. Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, and Claire Foy were previous recipients of this award.
The film “Minari” stole the evening when in the event of its young actor, Alan Kim, (8) burst into tears while accepting the award for Best Young Actor. Naturally, this film won the Critics Choice award for best foreign-language film and won in the same category at the Golden Globes. It is also an Oscars 2021 contender for Best Picture!
Finally, more Critics Choice Award Show Winners:
The Best Actor in a Drama Series: Josh O’Connor – The Crown
Top Actress in a Drama Series: Emma Corrin – The Crown
Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit
And, the Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
The Best Comedy Series: Ted Lasso
Best Drama Series: The Crown
Top Talk Show: Late Night With Seth Meyers
Limited Series: The Queen’s Gambit
The Best Movie Made for Television: Hamilton
The 63rd Grammy Awards – Expectations!?
During award season, The Grammy’s is when the music industry steals the spotlight! It celebrates the top artists and achievements in music. The Grammys are studded with performances by prominent artists of the previous year!
Host Trevor Noah (the Daily Show) will be among extraordinary artists throughout the night. To name a few we should mention Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and John Mayer. Dua Lipa, Post Malone, and Harry Styles were also in attendance.
Additionally, you’ll see how the event reaches out to pay tribute to independent venues. Noting that they have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. The day-to-day employees from Troubadour (Los Angeles), Hotel Café (Los Angeles), the Apollo Theater (New York City), and The Station Inn (Nashville) are lined up to present the awards.
Nevertheless, there are thousands of entries each year. This year had the most with over 23,000 entries! Next, nominees are then selected for each different category. Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations. Dua Lipa (2019 best new artist), rapper Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift have 6 nominations. Brittany Howard, (Alabama Shakes, solo album “Jaime”) has 5 nominations.
Who will win the album of the year? What about the record of the year and the song of the year? Last but not least, who will claim the title of the best new artist?
Last but not least, be sure to mark your calendar for March 14 and tune in to CBS to see who rises to the top of the charts!
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4
Debbie Steinberg is a wife and mother of three girls. She is passionate about raising awareness of the toxic pop-culture she has been witnessing as her girls grow. Further, she has noticed the increasing challenge of raising healthy and wholesome children. Our world continues to decline in values, morals, and spiritual growth. She is a fitness instructor, loves to read biographies and historical fiction, taking long walks, and studying God’s word.
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