The 2018-19 awards show season is in full swing
The Freedom Forum
The 2018-19 awards season is well underway, highlighting the best of today’s movies and television. Since the Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood has been bustling with news of award predictions, celebrity fashion, and the latest red carpet gossip.
The unofficial start to the season took place on January 6 with the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globes honored the best of movies and television in 2018. Winners are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-profit organization founded to support entertainment all over the world. The association holds the ceremony every January in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Several surprises came along with the awards given out at the Golden Globes. “A Star is Born,” which was predicted to be the big winner for Best Drama Motion Picture, lost to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The movie “Green Book” won the most awards of the evening with a total of three, while “Vice,” which led the pack with six nominations, only left with one award for Christian Bale, winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy).
Just like the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards celebrates both television and film. This year the Critics’ Choice Awards (CCAs) took place on January 13th. The show is presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
The Critics’ Choice Awards often reflect the future winners of the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, which is the highest honor in movies. The big winners at the 2019 CCAs included ‘Roma,’ which won for Best Motion Picture, and Christian Bale, who won for both Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy. Lady Gaga and Glenn Close also tied for Best Actress.
As of press time, the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards are the only major award shows that have taken place this year.
Coming up, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards will be presented on January 27th. The SAG Awards honor the best of movies and television of 2018. Winners are voted on by the Screen Actors Guild, which represents hundred of thousands of actors in entertainment. ‘A Star is Born’ earned the most nominations for film, while Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ earned the most nominations for television.
Following the SAG Awards is the Grammy Awards, which is the highest honor in music. The Grammys will take place on February 10th. Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead with the most nominations this season.