Stars ravish the red carpet season of 2019

Blaise Gourley, Staff Writer

High fashion designers’ phones are constantly ringing. Hosts are practicing their pre-planned jokes, hoping to make the crowd laugh. And nominees secretly planning out their winning speeches, yet pretending that they don’t care if they win. Welcome ladies and gentleman to award season.

Red carpets swarm with photographs snapping non-stop pictures of the glorious stars. The 2018-2019 award season is officially on its way as the Emmy awards, People’s Choice awards, and Golden Globes having already taken place.

Recently with the Golden Globes, an annual award ceremony for film and television, Bohemian Rhapsody struck big, winning the Best Motion Picture and Rami Malek, who portrayed Freddie Mercury in the film won the best actor for his outstanding performance.

Award show lover Grace Griemsman ‘20, has been enthusiastically watching all of her favorite celebrities at the award shows.

“My favorite award shows are either the Golden Globes or the Emmys because I have watched most of the T.V. shows or the films that have been nominated.”

Griemsman ‘20 eagerly anticipated the Golden Globes because some of her favorite actors had been nominated.

“I was excited for the Golden Globes to see Timothee Chalamet and Claire Foy who were both nominated for awards. I was happy to see Regina King win for “If Beale Street Could Talk,’” said Griemsman ‘20.  

Carly Krupp ‘20 is also an awards show fanatic, looking forward to seeing the dazzling outfits on the red carpet.

“I like award shows to look at the celebrities outfits and it’s also fun to see their acceptance speeches,” said Krupp ‘20.

Prior to the Golden Globes, the Emmy awards took place with many talented people and amazing shows winning an Emmy. The Outstanding Comedy Series of 2018 was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Also, Bill Hader won the award for the Outstanding Actor of a Comedy Series for his role in “Barry.”

A key part of award shows are the speeches. Everyone watches nervously, stressing whether their favorite artist will make an emotionally chilling or cringe-worthy speech.

“I like listening to the speeches, especially to the celebrities I know, and hearing them thank everyone. Also, the speeches during the Time’s Up movement, when women came forward about the importance of telling their truths, was very empowering to other women,” said Griemsman ‘20.

The season is not over yet. Major award shows have yet to come such as the Grammy Awards, which take place Feb. 10, and the Academy Awards taking place Feb. 24.

Nominees for the Record of the Year for the Grammys include: “I Like it” by Cardi B, “This is America” by the Childish Gambino, “God’s Plan” by Drake, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar & SZA, and more.

Yet, there is never a lack of drama following awards shows. For example, the Academy Awards, widely known as The Oscars has yet to find a host after Kevin Hart was given the difficult task but then stepped down after his history of “comedy” on gay themes was brought into perspective.

With many awards shows left, the drama continues as artists of all kinds wait patiently and nervously wondering if this year will be the year they take home the award.