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2016 MTV Video Music Awards: The WINNERS

        “Lemonade” Takes Home Eight Moonmen in Total; BEYONCÉ Recreates Groundbreaking Visual Album with Surprise Performance   Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Winner Rihanna Electrifies Madison Square Garden with Career-Spanning Four-Act Performance   NEW YORK, NY – August 28, 2016 – BEYONCÉ’s groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade” won eight Moonmen, including “Video of the Year” for “Formation,” at …

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2016 MTV VMA Nominations: Get in Formation; Bey Leads with 11

To no one’s surprise, Beyoncé led the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations on the strength of her Emmy-nominated album Lemonade with 11 mentions, including Video of the Year. If she wins just 3 of her 11 nominations she will become the most-awarded artist in the history of the show. Adele earned eight nominations for “Hello” and “Send My Love (To Your …

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2016 BET Award Nominations: Drake Leads with 9, Beyoncé and Rihanna Grab 5

The BET Awards nominations have been announced and Drake leads the field with 9 nominations. Beyoncé and Rihanna came in with five apiece and even Adele managed to crack the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist list. The group normally rewards black artists but in the past has given awards and nominations to Sam Smith (Best New Artist winner) and Justin Bieber. …

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‘Carol,’ ‘Sense8,’ ‘Transparent’ Top GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation, gave out its 27th annual awards in Beverly Hills last night and Carol was the Outstanding Film (wide release) and the television shows Sense8 and Transparent received TV series honors. Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance since transitioning to accept her award for Sense8. The GLAAD awards focus on fair representation …

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2016 GRAMMY Awards: Taylor Swift Makes History with 2nd AOTY Win

        Taylor Swift became only woman in Grammy history to win Album of the Year award twice in its 58-year history and did so at the tender age of 26. Top nominee Kendrick Lamar was shut out of the top categories but still managed to take home five Grammys of his 11 nominations. Swift also took home …

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47th NAACP Image Awards: Creed, Compton, black-ish Big Winners

  The NAACP Image Awards don’t often get a lot of press but this year is different. In the face of the overwhelming backlash against the Oscars snubbing any acting nominees who are people of color, the timing and need for recognition by the NAACP couldn’t be more crucial. To be clear, this is (and always will be) more than …

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27th GLAAD Media Award Nominations Laud Empire, Carol, Tangerine, Transparent

  The nominations for the 27th GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation) Media Awards in 31 categories covering all areas of media (including Film, Television, Journalism) have chosen Carol, The Danish Girl, Dope, Freeheld and Grandma as their top films in wide release for 2015. In the television categories there are 10 nominees in both Comedy Series and Drama …

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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd Top 58th GRAMMY Nominations

The Recording Academy announced nominations today for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers as determined by The Academy’s voting membership. This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, …

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2015 American Music Awards Nominations: Taylor Swift Leads with 6

  The nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards were announced today and to no one’s surprise Taylor Swift led the race with six mentions that cover individual, collaborative and album nominations. Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran also felt love and newcomer The Weeknd led new artist mentions with nominations in Artist of the Year, New Artist, Song …

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