Arts and Entertainment

Molly Gray, Arts and Entertainment Co-Editor

Award season is coming to a close, so let’s take a look back and celebrate the films, shows and music that got us through one of the toughest years. 

  • Record of the year: Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish
  • Album of the Year: Folklore – Taylor Swift
  • New Artist of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion

It was an incredible year for women at the Grammys. To start off, Billie Eilish took home the award for Record of the Year for her song “Everything I Wanted”. This was her seventh Grammy win. Eilish is also set to release a new album this summer, which is already highly-anticipated by fans. Taylor Swift also showed up big at the award show this year, with a stunning performance of her songs from two of her most recent albums “Folklore” and “Evermore”. Nominated for six awards that night, “Folklore” won Album of the Year. In addition to her show-stopping performance at the Grammys, Megan Thee Stallion was named New Artist of the Year. Megan released her album “Good News” back in Nov., and her hit song “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé won the award for Best Rap Song as well. 

  • Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
  • Leading Actor Comedy: Eugene Levy
  • Leading Actress Comedy: Catherine O’Hara
  • Supporting actor comedy: Daniel Levy
  • Supporting Actress: Annie Murphy

If you’re looking for an award winning show to binge watch over the next month, look no further than “Schitt’s Creek”. Talk about a clean sweep! At this year’s Emmy Awards, the cast and crew of this hilarious POP original took home nine trophies in total. This broke the Emmys record for most wins by a comedy show for a single season. Daniel Levy, who plays David Rose on the show, won three Emmys for his acting, writing and directing. His father, Eugene Levy, won Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series while their co-star Catherine O’Hara was awarded Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Don’t worry, we aren’t forgetting about Alexis Rose! Annie Murphy also took home an award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, meaning each of the four main characters of Schitt’s Creek were nominated and awarded for their brilliant acting performances. Not to mention the show itself, as Schitt’s Creek won for Outstanding Comedy Series. All six seasons are streaming on Netflix now.

  • Best Picture: Nomadland
  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand
  • Best Director: Chloé Zhao 

By now, you have probably heard the name “Nomadland” pop up a few times either during commercials, the news, social media or during conversation, and after every mention, the film is often labeled as a “must-see”! The critically-acclaimed film came out in Feb. on Hulu. Nomination after nomination came and “Nomadland” did not disappoint at the Oscars: winning Best Picture and beating out fellow nominees such as “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Judas and the Black Messiah”. Frances McDormand, the film’s leading lady, was nominated for and awarded Best Actress, and Chloé Zhao, Nomadland’s director, was nominated for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. At the end of the night, she took home the Best Director award. 

 

 

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