Award Season

By Grace Beedles

The always entertaining awards season has just begun. The Golden Globes occurred early this month, BAFTA just announced nominations and the Academy Awards early voting just closed. Everyone is looking forward to the star studded events. We all can’t wait to see to our favorite show or movie win awards (cough cough La La Land) or see that amazing actor or actress finally get a Golden Globe (@Leonardo Dicaprio). In addition, you have the opportunity to discover the latest and greatest fashion trends as stars strut down the coveted red carpet. Make sure to tune into the award shows listed below, so you don’t miss out on all the glitz and glam:

Award Show Date
PGA Awards January 24th
SAG Awards January 29th
DGA Awards February 4th
Annie Awards February 4th
BAFTA Awards February 12th
WGA Awards February 19th
Independent Spirit Awards February 25th
89th Annual Academy Awards February 26th

Before I discuss the predictions for the upcoming awards shows, I will recap the Golden Globes. This year La La Land dominated the Golden Globes with both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone receiving best performance by an actor/actress in a motion picture and the movie itself won best motion picture musical or drama. In addition, director Damien Chazelle won both best director and best screenplay. On the TV side of the awards, Night Manager, Crown, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Blackish won awards in their respective categories. Lastly, the amazing Meryl Streep won the Cecil B. DeMille Award (a lifetime achievement award).

As for predictions, the front runners for best picture are Arrival, Fences, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. All of these movies have numerous nominations across the board and have been repeatedly praised by critics. But don’t count out the Marvel movie Deadpool, war movie Hackshaw Ridge, and sleeper holiday hit Hidden Figures. In addition, be sure to keep Lion, Loving, and Nocturnal Animals on your radar. These 6 movies may not have received as much attention, but have a decent chance of winning awards. In tv, new show Altanta is expected to get a couple awards. Veep, Transparent, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are expected to do as well as they did last year. Established shows such as Silicon Valley and Blackish will hopefully get bring home awards too.