Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Highlighting Hollywood's Biggest Season

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Rolling Out the Red Carpet

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Carly DeArmit, Copy Editor

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The nominees are being announced, the lights are flashing, red carpets are rolling out, dresses are being selected, and after parties are being booked —  yes, you guessed, it’s award season! Perhaps Hollywood’s busiest time of year, award season is the culminating point of the hard work of actors, musicians, directors, costume designers, producers and artists from the past year.

Fashion critics flock to Hollywood to see who wore it best and who wore it worst. Photographers from around the world hit the sidelines of the carpet in hopes of getting the night’s “best shot”. All the while, nominees prepare acceptance speeches, with dreams of delivering powerful messages whilst no forgetting to thank their moms.

Some of the most prestigious shows of the season include the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Oscars.

The 76th Annual Golden Globes kicked off the start of award season Sunday, January 6th, celebrating outstanding achievement in both film and television.. The year’s first award show captivated nearly 18.6 million viewers and was hosted by actors Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh. Samberg stars in the hit TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, while Oh is most known for her role in Grey’s Anatomy. Oh made history in 2018 for becoming the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Emmy in a lead actress category.

Notable movie wins of the night included Bohemian Rhapsody, which took home one of the biggest awards, winning the category of Best Drama. The movie’s lead actor, Rami Malek, also won big, taking home the award for best actor in a drama. However, it was the movie Green Book which took home the most awards of the night, taking home three, including Best Comedy.

In terms of TV, The Kominsky Method won in the category of Best Comedy, while the show’s lead actor, Michael Douglas, won in the Best Actor category.

Best Original Song of the night was awarded to “Shallow” by Lady Gaga in the highly acclaimed and nominated movie, A Star is Born.

The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards or the SAG Awards took place on Sunday in Los Angeles. The SAG awards are presented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, commemorating outstanding performances in both film and prime time television.

Big winners of the night included Rami Malek, winning Best Actor in a leading role for his part in Bohemian Rhapsody. Glenn Close was awarded the same award for best actress in a leading role for her role in The Wife. Black Panther took home the biggest movie award of the night winning for outstanding cast in a motion picture.

In the TV portion of the show, NBC’s This is Us ,won the biggest TV award of the night, winning for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. Actors Sandra Oh and Jason Bateman also won for their lead acting roles.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, celebrating the year’s best music, is set to air Sunday, February 10th. Music’s biggest night will be hosted by 15 time Grammy winner and recording artist, Alicia Keys.

Kendrick Lamar holds the most nominations at eight, including album of the year for the Black Panther soundtrack. Drake follows Lamar with seven nominations. Other artists such as Brandi Carlile, Mike Bozzi, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Maren Morris, and H.E.R. are also big nominees.

Additionally, the Grammy’s four main categories consisting of album, record, song of the year, and best new artist, have expanded from five nominees to eight in each category helping “to promote more inclusivity” according to the show’s executives.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards air February 10th on CBS at 8pm.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, will close out award season come February 24th. Perhaps the most highly ranked awards of the season are the Oscars.  Nominations for the biggest night in movies were announced on January 22nd. The Favourite and Roma are up for the most awards of the night with ten nominations each. The biggest award of the night, the category of Best Picture, has nominees consisting of The Favourite, Roma, Green Book, Vice, A Star is Born, Blackkklansman, Black Panther, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

The biggest show of the season has not come without controversy over who will perform the hosting duties. Comedian James Corden has hosted the awards for the past two years; however, the Academy decided to elect comedian and actor Kevin Hart to do the duties this year.

Hart was elected for the hosting gig in 2018, but has since been under major fire. After his election last year, years-old homophobic Twitter posts were discovered on Hart’s account. Many criticized him and called for him to step down. Initially refusing to apologize for his past words, Hart later resigned his hosting position and apologized, stating, “I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so.” He continued, “I have made the choice to step down from this year’s Oscars.”  As of right now, the Academy has yet to announce a new host and has left many to wonder who it will be.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards air  February 24th on ABC at 8pm.