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Awards Season

MMA's Best of 2016

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.05.2017 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It was another banner year for mixed martial arts and the UFC. Building upon a strong 2015 that saw the rise of superstar Conor McGregor, the UFC rea...

Golden Globe Nominations 2017 Highlights 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' and 'People v O.J. Simpson'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Awards season continues to inch closer and on Monday, Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills ...

Loving Is A Quiet Dignified Film

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 12.08.2016 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

Courtesy Focus Features Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special) Loving celebrates t...

The End-Of-School Awards That Should Be Given To Parents

Lori Duff | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

It is May and that means it is nearing the end of the school year, which in turn means that there are eighty kabillion dinners, awards ceremonies, and concerts. Each of these has speeches of appreciation which, while sincere, are more or less identical.

No One Really Cares About Your Stupid Award Show

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars? The Emmys? The Grammys? The brutal truth is that the vast ma...

Who Votes and Who Will Win SAG Awards

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, or SAG Awards, are being held this weekend. Many nominees at the SAG Awards haven't been nominated for the previous or upcoming awards shows, which raises the question: Who votes for SAG nominees?

GALECA's Dorian Awards Answer to #OscarSoStraight

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

So while Oscar struggles with diversity, GALECA's Dorian Awards are getting it right by honoring good work from a broad spectrum of entertainment with a very gay twist.

Cool, Creative (and Easy!) Ideas for Awards and Super Bowl Season Parties

Condiment | Posted 01.12.2017 | Style

The Golden Globes were this past week, but Awards and Super Bowl season has only just begun. The size and scale of the parties and fetes this time of year may not be as big as the holidays (thankfully!), but it can still be every bit as fun, chic and decadent.

Golden Globe Winners Taraji P. Henson, Sam Smith, Ridley Scott Tell Us Where to Travel in 2016

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.11.2017 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Jeffrey Slonim, Condé Nast Traveler Taraji P. Henson won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama in Empire. | Pho...

Big in Fashion: The Purge and Awards Season Anarchy

James Sanders | Posted 01.10.2017 | Style
James Sanders

My friend decided that she wanted to try me. Cue the Dej Loaf music. And I'm not talking about the regular try me, where she drags me to the mall ...

How to Work Looks from the Golden Globes into Your Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 01.11.2017 | Weddings

by Roberta Correia, BRIDES Photo: Getty Images It's official, awards season is here and the Golden Globe Awards red carpet kicked off a season of s...

And the Award Goes To...

Maggie Neilson | Posted 01.07.2017 | Impact
Maggie Neilson

I have high hopes for the 2016 awards season. By collectively raising our expectations -- of celebrities and of one another as a society -- we can use this moment to drive strategic, meaningful and memorable philanthropy.

What to Watch for at the People's Choice Awards

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

Each year thousands of awards are handed out to the rich and famous by guilds, "The Academy" and other prestigious groups. The nominees are usually deserving of the awards, but occasionally we're left scratching our heads as to "how X got left out," or "why Y should not have won."

Lost Causes: 16 Great Performances From 2015 That Have No Prayer of Winning an Award

Jon Eig | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

December has dawned and with it have come the lists. Site & Sound kicked it off with their Best Films (International Division), and then the Independent Spirit nominees followed, and then the National Board of Review, and then, and then, and then.

Why Steve Jobs Didn't Work For Me

Michael Russnow | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

People don't talk that way, even brilliant people. And, for the most part, they're not going to shout vitriol back and forth across a conference hall while many are watching them tear each other apart.

The Secrets Behind Great Storytelling

Damian Bazadona | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Damian Bazadona

Great storytelling -- whether it's a new play, a television spot or a speech -- is all about creating an emotional connection with the audience. Storytelling is elevated by great writers and great storytellers.

All The Beautiful Dresses On The 2015 SAG Awards Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Style

The SAG Awards is the often forgotten event of awards season because it's burrowed in between the super-hyped Golden Globes and much-hailed Oscars. Ho...

Making a List, Checking It Twice: My Emmy Wish List

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced July 10 and like a kid writing his Christmas list for Santa Claus, I have been thinking about who I most wish to see receive an Emmy nomination come Thursday morning.

12 Reasons Why You Should Go Barefoot

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.24.2014 | Style

Who needs shoes? Because really, walking around in heels or even sneakers can sometimes... suck. But, there are some celebrities who give the fing...

Lupita's Time to Shine

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

Judging from this year's awards season, and every other one really, it's clear that the lack of diversity is still a major issue. The fight, however, is on so many levels.

The Golden Globes, as Tweeted

Jim Joseph | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

The Golden Globes kicked off our 2014 pop culture season, so I kicked off my marketing Twitter party season as well. During the awards show, we all jump onto Twitter and comment about the brand marketing, and a whole bunch of other stuff along the way.

Wake Me After Awards Season

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Awards season is a phrase that makes it sound as though everyone is armed with shotguns, combing an empty cornfield in hopes of flushing statuettes fr...

Snark Sells: Why I Refused to Focus on the Negative on the Red Carpet

Sally McGraw | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Sally McGraw

A few weeks ago, one of the major local TV networks asked me to contribute to post-Golden Globes red carpet commentary. I responded with some parameters. I insisted on a positive spin. I was disappointed when they declined to bring me on. But not surprised.

Cringe-Worthy Awards Show Bloopers

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Awards season is glamorous and sensational, except when it's not. Every once in a while, things go awry and stars prove that even they are mere mortal...

Toronto Film Festival 2013: Don't Give Me the Business

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I used to anticipate the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF, as it were) with something approaching glee. But as I prepare to head north on Sunday, I feel, well, not dread or even trepidation -- I guess resignation is the word I'm looking for.