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Drama, Laughter, and Surprises Inside the 2024 Award Shows

At the beginning of each year, award shows dominate television networks, bringing forth touching acceptance speeches and controversies surrounding alleged rigged voting polls, ensuring ample entertainment.

While numerous award ceremonies grace the calendar throughout the year, the most noteworthy include the Emmys, the Golden Globes, and the Oscars or Academy Awards. All three aim to recognize outstanding achievements in movies and television series from the previous year, encompassing box office success, cast performances, direction, crew contributions, and soundtracks or scores.

The Emmys, held on January 15, provided a much-needed respite in the mid-winter lulls. Hosted by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, the ceremonies unfolded smoothly and successfully. The television drama series Succession led with 27 nominations for its fourth season, securing six awards, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series, which the show clinched for a third time.

In addition to the triumphant drama series, The Bear received accolades in the comedy category, winning six out of thirteen nominations. Lastly, Beef earned five Emmys, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.

In contrast, the Golden Globes on January 7 were covered in controversy. Hosted by comedian Jo Koy, the show started on a rocky note, with Koy’s jokes perceived as offensive and unfunny, particularly his comments about the movie Barbie. Despite the criticism, Barbie secured two Globes, Best Original Song and Cinematic and Box Office Achievement.

The unexpected summer hit, Oppenheimer, dominated the drama category at the Golden Globes, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama. The cast excelled, with Cillian Murphy receiving Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama and Robert Downey Jr. taking home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture. Christopher Nolan continued the trend by winning Best Director.

With the conclusion of the Emmys and Golden Globes, the entertainment world has begun to slow. Fear not, Knights, as the Oscars, arguably the most sought-after achievement in the film industry, will soon premiere!

The show promises intense competition, featuring hit movies from the past year like Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Killers of the Flower Moon vying for several nominations. The Oscars are scheduled for Sunday, March 10, at 8 p.m. and will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Tune in to ABC to witness the spectacle!


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