In 2023 so far, a few major award shows have happened: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards and the 65th annual Grammys. There were a lot of great movies, TV shows, music artists, directors, as well as actresses and actors in attendance at these shows, making for a tough competition and an entertaining show. Let’s do a rundown.
The 80th annual Golden Globes happened first this year in the beginning of January. To start, a few of the winners were noticeably far from the stage. When their name was called, they had to do a two minute trek to the stage, making for an impromptu and somewhat awkward interlude. Kevin Costner won the award for best actor in a drama TV series. Costner was unfortunately unable to attend the show due to flooding in the area surrounding his home, so he recorded an acceptance speech from his couch at home. Costner won the award, rightfully so, for his role in the hit drama series “Yellowstone.”Quinta Brunson has worked hard and gained prominence in the film industry over the years for appearing and writing in series. “Abbott Elementary”, written by Brunson for ABC, has been a huge hit because of its “mockumentary” style and hilarious characters. Fans of “The Office” may thoroughly enjoy “Abbott Elementary.” Brunson ended up taking home the award for “best actress in a musical or comedy TV series” as well as the award given to the show for “best musical or comedy TV series.”
A fan favorite, Jennifer Coolidge, was ecstatic to bring home the “best supporting actress in a limited series” award for “The White Lotus.” Coolidge also gave a heart-warming speech that deeply thanked Mike White, writer and director of “The White Lotus,” for taking a chance on her. Another winner that stole people’s hearts everywhere with their speech was Ke Huy Quan who won “best supporting actor in a motion picture” for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” In tears on stage, Quan talked about feeling so lucky for being chosen as a child actor in “Indiana Jones” years ago and how, as years passed, he wondered if that was it, if that was all he had to offer.
The Critics’ Choice Awards also happened in January this year and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” well deservedly won the award for “best picture.” “Abbott Elementary” also won again with the “best comedy series” award.
Most recently, the annual Grammys award show happened and a couple of interesting events took place. For one, Sam Smith and Kim Petras took home the “best pop duo and group performance” grammy for their hit song “Unholy.” Petras excitedly announced that she is the first transgender woman to win a grammy in that category. She also made a point to thank the “incredible transgender legends” before her.
Taylor Swift also won the Best Music Video award for “All Too Well: The Short Film.” This film was deeply relatable for a lot of people who have experienced similar relationships. The ups and downs and ultimate failure of the relationship is a raw visual of an experience that we know “all too well.”
Harry Styles walked away with the Best Pop Vocal Album award as well as the esteemed Album of the Year award. Allegedly, a fan in the audience yelled,“Beyoncé should have won!” In solidarity, and probably having felt the same before, Swift stood out of her seat amongst a seated crowd to show her support for Styles on stage giving his acceptance speech. Swift is no stranger to disrespectful comments being made while on stage for an award acceptance, and it shows a lot about her as a person that she did not want someone to feel the same way she did when Kanye heckled her in 2009.
The Academy Awards are next to air on March 12 at 8PM. Be on the lookout for more celebrity award celebrations to come.