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Award Season Has Started!

December 10th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Yes, it happens every year!  Award nominations are announced and the Hollywood PR machine starts to create stars and award-winning films.

This week the Grammy nominations, Screen Actor Guild and Golden Globe nominations were announced.

The Grammys is one of the best award shows of the year.  Artists seem to pull out all the stops and perform well.

This year Record of the Year nominees are:

Really Love by D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

There are many categories and something for everyone.

The Golden Globe nominations for best motion picture dranma are: Mad Max, Room, Spotlight, The Revenant, and Carol.

The Grammys air on CBS on Feb. 15 at 8 EST

The Golden Globes air on NBC January 10 at 8EST.

Today, the 65th Annual EMMY nominations were announced.   I love awards’ season and the EMMYs will be a start to award shows honoring every celebrity possible from athletes to movie stars.   In the past there were one or two award shows:  Oscars and Grammys.  Today, we have the Kids’ Choice Awards, ESPYs, Daytime EMMYs, EMMYs, Oscars, Grammys and even more.

I love to watch the award shows for fashion, music and to see who everyone is dating.  Over the years the winners became less important.  In the past, the EMMYS would choose the usual suspects to honor.  If your program is on HBO or Showtime, you were a shoe-in for a nomination.

Today this rings true as well.  They nominated Modern Family, Homeland, Mad Men and Breaking Bad but we also learned about a few surprises and one major surprise.   Kerry Washington from Scandal as well as Connie Britton from Nashville were both nominated.

The big news was Netflix.   Netflix original programs House of Cards and Arrested Development were nominated for Best Drama and Best Comedy.   It is the first time the academy nominated a program not broadcast on television.   The programs are streamable.

Is it the latest fad or a lasting trend?   In my opinion it is a lasting trend.   More viewers are turning to mobile devices to watch programming.   One does not need cable or a TV to watch programming.

Think about the implications:  Will we have an EMMY category for best amateur video,  best YouTube video, or event an awards show for mobile device entertainment.

It’s a brave new world!   Congrats to the EMMYs for being proactive.