Recap of the 2020 Award Show Season

Julia Strasius, Design Editor

As of Feb. 9, the 2020 award show season has come to a close.

The Oscars 

The 92nd annual Oscars ceremony highlighted some of the best motion pictures, screenplays and acting in Hollywood. The new film, “Parasite,” was the talk of the room, being the first non-English movie to win best picture. The South Korean film focusing on the relationships of the Park and Kim families also won the Oscar for best international film, original screenplay and best director. Other films took home awards that night, such as “Ford vs. Ferrari,” and “Joker,” each with two wins. “1917” also received three wins, followed by “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” The Oscars were an important night for actors as well. The results were as predicted by many: Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won supporting actor and actress categories, while Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix took home the title for best actor and actress. 

The Grammys

The 62nd Grammy awards commenced on Jan. 26, 2020. In the wake of Kobe Bryants’s death, the Grammys paid tribute to his legacy as Lizzo and Alicia Keys, the hosts of the evening, performed. Nailing their own performances as well, Keys sang her new single, “Underdog.” Lizzo and Billie Eilish both had big nights. While Lizzo garnered the most nominations, Billie Eilish deservedly coveted the award for song, record and album of the year. Lil Nas X was not too far behind, winning two awards and being nominated for six. The audience also sat through a memorable performance from Tyler, The Creator, who sang “EARFQUAKE” and “NEW MAGIC WAND, as rooftop fires surrounded the houses on his simulated street. 

Golden Globes

The Golden Globes have changed significantly over the years. Iconic duos like “Saturday Night Live’s” Tina Fey and Amy Poehler used to grace the stage with their comedic prowess into one exciting monologue. The 77th annual Golden Globes missed that spark this year.  Host Ricky Gervais immediately announced this was his last year hosting the show and he did not give a — well, we do not know what he did not give since most of the segment was bleeped out, along with about a third of his jokes throughout the evening. However, the Golden Globes were not an entire bore; there were a few moments that stood out, though, from Kate McKinnon’s moving tribute to Ellen DeGeneres to Awkwafina making history with her Golden Globe win. Tom Hanks made nearly everyone cry, and Joaquin Phoenix made things all a little weird. The TV awards were spread among multiple outlets, including the streaming services Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, and cable networks HBO, Showtime and FX.