…And the Award Goes to: Glance into the 2021 Award Show Season


As we are heading into April, the time known as “award show season” is in full swing. While there are countless award shows for all kinds of music, television, movies, short films, and so on, some of the biggest annual shows are the Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, and for the younger audiences, the Kids’ Choice Awards. However, if you are someone like me, you care about favorite artists, actors, actresses, and series, but just not enough to dedicate hours to watch the actual show. Here is a summary of everything that happened and major awards during the year’s biggest awards shows.

The 78th Golden Globes were hosted on February 28. Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes give out awards for the year’s best motion picture in different genres. This year, the “Best Picture- Drama” went to Normland, Sacha Baron Cohen won “Best Picture- Musical/Comedy” for his work in Borat Subsequent Lives, and Disney’s Soul won “Best Picture- Animated”. Andrea Day and Chadwick Boseman received the awards for “Best Actress/Actor- Motion Picture Drama”. There were several other awards that were given, however, these are the biggest titles to win. Besides the awards, VOGUE recently published their top 21 best-dressed list; this year’s actors and actresses had no problem going above and beyond with new styles.

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards took place on March 14. In my opinion, the live performances were the best part of the entire show, and are definitely worth checking out. Fan favorites (especially for us teenagers) such as Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, BTS, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish put on awesome performances and also announced new projects, which made fans go crazy. As for awards, Taylor Swift brought home another GRAMMY for her new album, “Folklore”, Megan Thee Stallion was awarded the title of Best New Artist, and H.E.R won Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe”. Harry Styles also left with a GRAMMY for Best Solo Performance for his song, “Watermelon Sugar”, while Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s “Rain on Me” won Best Group Performance. Again, many other talented artists took home an award, but these seemed to be the biggest and most important titles. Like the Golden Globes, the fashion at the GRAMMYS was on point; people are still talking about Taylor Swift’s floral dress and matching mask, Harry Styles’s feathered boa, and Lady Gaga’s unique look.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards occurred on March 13. This award show basically takes the movie portions of the Oscars and Golden Globes and music from the GRAMMYS and combines them into a younger perspective. While most of the awards were given to children’s TV shows, some social media stars, such as Charli D’Amelio and James Charles, won awards for popularity over the past year. My personal favorite moment, however, was when High School Musical The Musical: The Series star Joshua Bassett walked out on ex-girlfriend and co-star Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License”, written about their break-up. It was pretty funny on Nickelodeon’s part.

The Oscars and Academy Awards, possibly the two largest award shows, are still coming up in April. While these shows may not be for everyone, it is still a great opportunity to honor the work of talented people. Especially with everything that has happened within the past year, they all deserve the recognition (and award for keeping us entertained).