It’s award season and everyone is heartbroken – Entertainment Rundown


Bryonie Mandal

January was filled with many awards and wins. However there were many heartbreaks and losses that hit everyone in a painful way.

Bryonie Mandal, Entertainment Editor

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After two years, Demi Lovato takes the stage at the Grammys.

The Grammys happened this Sunday and the awards were very intense with many wonderful artists and performances. There were many firsts that night with Billie Eilish winning all four of the major awards: Best New Artist, Album, and Record and Song of the Year. Lizzo also won three GRAMMY Awards, including Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album and changed the performance expectations by having a diverse group of dancers with varying body types. Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello moved the audience with emotional impacts. Demi coming back to the spotlight after two years with a song she recorded four days before her overdose moved everyone and was awarded a standing ovation. Lil Nas X also took on to the stage with international phenomenons, BTS and Walmart Yodeling boy. To say the least it was a night full of surprises.



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Awkwafina makes history for being the first East Asian American best actress even.

Golden Globes

The golden globes were a memorable one, with many ups and downs. There was a huge success for the South Korean entertainment industry, with “Parasite” being the first. Akwafina also won the best actress category for her performance for “The Farewell.” There were many wins for the “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” with the best motion picture, supporting role, and best screenplay. 






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The anticipation of the winners are making controversies all over the world.


The Oscar nominations have been released and there were many controversies. The backlash to having no female directors for the nominations. However, the South Korean blockbuster “Parasite” was nominated in the best director. With the Oscars airing on February 9, everyone is in anticipation.  



Kobe Bryant 

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Kobe Bryant passed away on January 26, 2020.

Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest names in basketball, died on January 26 with his daughter, Gianna, and their sports affiliates. He was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association (NBA) directly from high school and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, was named the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and was a two-time NBA Finals MVP winner. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league’s all-time regular-season scoring, and ranks fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list. Many mourned his demise and honored his legacy along with his teammates.