A quick list of the rest of 2013's award shows. (Not exhaustive!)
by Loren A. Roberts (guru of multi-hyphenate media)
[A quick aside: thanks to all of the Crazytown authors and friends who live-blogged during the Academy Awards last night with the #ctownoscars hashtag on Twitter. It was lots of fun sharing the evening with you.]
As exciting as the Oscar’s were (and whether or not you agreed with the end results), we’re not done. There are all sorts of other shows coming up! Here’s a quick primer on what you can watch in the upcoming months:
NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS (MARCH 23)
Josh Duhamel hosts the annual slime fest this year, honoring TV, music, sports stars, and movies, all in a big slick package. Broadcast live from the Galen Center on the campus of USC.
GMA DOVE AWARDS (OCTOBER TBA)
Gospel music used to be quite a bit more relevant than it is these days, but there are still some big names that show up to sing and navel-gaze. The show will return to its Nashville roots this year, after living in Atlanta for the past two years.
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (APRIL 7)
Love it or hate it, country music sells big in a large swath of our great U S of A, and Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to hand out all the awards on CBS.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS (APRIL 13)
Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect) hosts the show with the weirdest awards out there (Biggest On-Screen Dirtbag, Best Fight). While I might think that this is a thinly-veiled attempt on MTV's part to regain its title of "voice of a generation" (never gonna happen), lots of people enjoy this irreverent show.
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS (MAY 19)
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas gets the spotlight again, when Prince gets the "Billboard Icon Award" (their version of the Lifetime Achievement Award). Broadcast on ABC.
THE 2013 TONY AWARDS (JUNE TBA -- PROBABLY JUNE 9)
The field is wide-open at this point; I don't think there are any major front-runners yet. Does that mean this is a weak year, or that the right shows haven't gotten traction yet? A Christmas Story? Kinky Boots?
Hopefully we'll get some excitement out of these upcoming shows. I'll see you there!
LOREN A. ROBERTS produces films, videos and music, designs magazines and logos, plays and sings in a Doobie Brothers tribute band, and is a student of what happens when science and technology and the arts and culture collide. www.hearkencreative.com
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