This spring has been full of glamorous award shows including the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and the Tony Awards. Talk of who was the best dressed, predictions of who would win which awards, and other show-biz talk took over mainstream media. Here are some highlights from this spring’s shows:
The Academy of Country Music Awards: From Katy Perry and Dolly Parton’s duet, to Nick Jonas joining Kelsea Ballerini on stage to sing her hit song “Peter Pan,” to the tribute to Joey Feek, this year’s ACMs was a night to remember. Breakout artist Chris Stapleton took home 4 awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for “Traveller.”
The Billboard Music Awards: With a lineup including Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, P!nk, and more, we knew the BBMAs would be a hit. The Weeknd won the most trophies of the night, in 8 categories including Top R&B artist and Top R&B album. The night was full of crazy and wonderful moments, including the debut of Adele’s new music video and a beautiful, tear-jerking tribute to Prince performed by Madonna and Stevie Wonder.
The Tony Awards: Hamilton was the talk of the town this year, taking over the Tonys with a record-breaking 16 nominations. It won 11 categories including best musical and best score. Host James Corden was charming and hilarious, performing his own mashup of a number of famous Broadway songs as part of his opening skit. There were lively, dance-filled performances from the cast of School of Rock, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, and others.
The celebrations are not over yet. We still have the MTV Video Music Awards to look forward to on August 28th, and the Emmys later on in September. If you can’t wait that long for the excitement that award shows bring, then host your own! You can make it as extravagant or low-key as you want. Invite your friends, order trophies online, and have the time of your life!