Award show lineup brought to MU campus

Everything you need to know about the 2018 award season: what to watch, where to see it and what to expect.


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With award season in full swing, MOVE hopes to shine a spotlight on the award-winning films, TV shows and music featured this year. With most of these films showing on campus this spring semester, students can be up to date on all things award season.

The 75th Annual Golden Globes, which aired on Jan. 7, set the tone for the 2018 award season. Many celebrities wore black in solidarity with victims of recent sexual harassment allegations that have sparked controversy in Hollywood. Some also wore pins that said “Time’s Up” to support a legal defense fund that advocates for women in the workplace. It was a night of speaking out and encouraging women in all industries, including Hollywood.

This year’s winners were as follows: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won Best Drama, “Lady Bird” won Best Comedy/Musical, “The Shape of Water” won Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, “Big Little Lies” won Best Television Limited Series, “The Handmaid’s Tale” won Best Television Series for a Drama and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won Best Television Series for Musical or Comedy. This sets the stage for the next few weeks as award season begins in earnest.

The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which aired on Jan. 11, followed in the footsteps of the Golden Globes with similar features taking home awards. The big winners of the night were “The Shape of Water” with Best Picture, “Big Little Lies” with Best Limited Series and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards followed shortly after the Critics’ Choice. “Black-ish” was the star of the night, collecting awards in almost every television category.

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, aired almost a week after the NAACP Image Awards, proving that awards season is in full swing. “Big Little Lies” took home Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series for Alexander Skarsgård and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series for Nicole Kidman. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” took home Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Sam Rockwell, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Frances McDormand and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. “Big Little Lies” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” have not been strangers to awards this year.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. on CBS. The huge lineup of performers will feature Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Alessia Cara, Khalid, Logic, a tribute to the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas and a tribute to Broadway.

Nominations for Album of the Year include artists such as Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Bruno Mars. The nominees for Song of the Year include “Despacito,” “4:44,” “Issues,” “1-800-273-8255” and “That’s What I Like”.

Right before the Oscars, the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live on March 3 on IFC at 4 p.m. Popular nominees include “Lady Bird,” “I, Tonya,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Get Out,” “The Florida Project” and “Good Time.”

Lastly, the 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will premiere on March 4 on ABC live at 5:30 p.m. The nominees will be released Tuesday, Jan. 23.

If you want to see any of these films, many are playing in Columbia this award season — some even for free. Ragtag Cinema is now showing “Call Me by Your Name” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” If you can hold off on seeing some of these, they will be featured during MSA's Free Wednesday Films in Wrench Auditorium located in Memorial Union. “The Florida Project” is showing on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will be featured on March 7 at 8 p.m. and “The Shape of Water” on April 25 at 8 p.m. “Lady Bird” is also playing on April 6 and 7 at various times in Wrench Auditorium for $1 with a student ID.

Edited by Brooke Collier |

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