Things You Need to Know this Awards Season
The beginning of a calendar year means two things: new year’s resolutions and a steady stream of award shows. From the Grammy’s to the Emmy’s, it can be hard to keep up with the most talked about players in the film and music industry. Personal manager and Founder, Global Chairman & CEO of GUION PARTNERS, Lindsay Guion has worked with award-winning artists, writers, actors, athletes and producers. Below, he informs you of everything you need to know this award season.
’Tis the Season
The award shows for early 2019 are being presented as follows: first, the Golden Globes, then the Screen Actors’ Guild, Grammys, BAFTAs, BRITs, the Oscars, and then the iHeartRadio Music Awards. From the runway to the mid-show entertainment, there is plenty to be excited about this season.
The 2019 Grammy’s were held on February 10th, and brought with it a flurry of exciting nominations and awards. This year’s show was hosted by Alicia Keys and did not disappoint. Lindsay Guion mentioned that the big winner of the night was Childish Gambino (or Donald Glover) who won four of the five nominations for the best music video, song of the year, record of the year and rap/song performance of the year. Another thing to note was the feel-good vibes brought to you by Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith, who shared their stories on how music made a positive impact on their lives and careers.
The most recent award show is the Oscars, which took place on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced on January 22nd, and include: Roma, The Favourite, Green Book, Vice, A Star is Born, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and Blackkklansman. The unusual circumstance surrounding this year’s Oscars was that there was not a single host, but several hosts. Lindsay Guion explains that after a controversy surrounding Kevin Hart, the Oscars have decided to go host-less this season.
Although slightly less well-known, the iHeartRadio Music Awards are coming up on March 14th, 2019. Leading the pack with fourteen nominations is Cardi B, who just won her first Grammy award this year. She is followed by Drake, Ariana Grande, Post Malone and Maroon 5. Other notable mentions this year are Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, and Ed Sheeran. Lindsay Guion explains that the best part about this award show is that you get to have a say. iHeartRadio listeners will be able to decide the winners in an array of categories, including Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video and more. Now through till March 7th, fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.
So, whether you are attending an award show like Lindsay Guion, sitting on your couch at home eating popcorn, or are simply flipping through the red carpet looks, you won’t want to miss this year’s award shows.