SAG Awards pulled no political punches

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists presented the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last Sunday. However, this year’s ceremony was marked by celebration of diversity and commentary on political turmoil over President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban. Nomination announcements, which occurred prior to the ceremony, included the recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award. The winner, actress and comedian Lily Tomlin, had previously received many Tony Awards, Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award. Notable winners in the film category included Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who won awards … Continue reading SAG Awards pulled no political punches

Emmys laud the best of 2016 TV

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ ABC and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, in Los Angeles to honor achievements in television. The award ceremony, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, brought not only talent but also humor and political awareness to the stage. HBO series Game of Thrones, which was nominated for a total of nine awards, won three, including Outstanding Drama Series. These awards combined with the previous 35 awards the series has won in past years helped Game of Thrones take the title of the fictional television … Continue reading Emmys laud the best of 2016 TV

MTV VMAs recognizes standouts

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ MTV aired its Video Music Awards (VMAs) show on Aug. 28, which has taken place annually since 1984. The awards show, held in Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden this year, included the presentation of many Moonman awards and several notable performances. Although there was no single specific host, presenters were featured to introduce performances and announce awards throughout the show. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps introduced rapper Future’s performance, and Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman presented the award for Best Female Video to Beyoncé for her “Hold Up” video. In addition … Continue reading MTV VMAs recognizes standouts