The Controversy Of Award Shows

February 22, 2019

On January 6, kicking off the New Year, hosts actress Sandra Oh and comedic actor Andy Samberg hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. With many recognizable faces and movies along with top notch entertainment, the Golden Globes delivered a wide range of pieces that were worthy of recognition.

As 2018 consisted of breakthroughs of people of all races, including Asians with the infamous movie “Crazy, Rich Asians” and African Americans in the industry remaking their perspective for the world to be in awe of “Black Panther” brought not only a new atmosphere to the Marvel realm, but to overall entertainment.

Along with these iconic releases was “Bohemian Rhapsody” based on frontman Freddie Mercury from the notorious band Queen, which won the award for Best Drama Film. Friendly actor Jeff Bridges who’s been in the industry for decades won the Cecil B. DeMille award, which is “talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment.” Singer Lady Gaga who is in the spotlight now for her mesmerizing  role in “A Star is Born” won the award for Best Original song, “Shallow.” As the night was filled with star-studded actors and actresses, the nominees and winners who so rightfully deserved to be invited to the Golden Globes, were recognized for the great work that they put into their films.

Following the Golden Globes, next month on the 24th, the 91st annual Oscars will be taking place in Hollywood, California. And as award shows are always looked forward to, this year there has been some controversy involving who will be hosting. Initially, comedian and actor Kevin Hart was supposed to host the Oscars. But resurfaced tweets of him degrading the LGBT community and sexuality from 2009 and 2011 became publicized, ending his role as the host.

As the award show is now less than a month away, the future for the Oscars looks hostless. This will not be the first time that the Oscars has had an evening with no host. In 1988, the Academy Award show didn’t have one with a host either. Though Hart isn’t hosting, he has a number one movie out called “The Upside.” As he plays the more mature role of a life auxiliary, he still has his comedic wit.

The year has just begun, and yet, there are already so many entertaining masterpieces out for viewers to watch. Though not every film can be nominated for the Golden Globes or the upcoming Oscars, that doesn’t mean that they are not composed of talented actors and fulfilling storylines.

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