DStv presents The 2020 Awards Season!

From red carpet interviews to fashion police, nomination ceremonies to the big night itself…we’ve got it all covered on DStv.

For many, awards season is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The glitz and glam, scandal and celebration is just too enticing for showbiz fans to ignore.

At DStv, we know our customers love everything to do with awards season, and that’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide to keep you in the loop on all things “and the winner is…”. Here’s everythingyou need to know about the 2019/2020 Awards Season:

Awards season in chronological order


71st Primetime Emmy Awards (September)

With the trophies handed out, and the paparazzi still going nuts of Zendaya’s (Euphoria) figure-hugging emerald green gown she wore to the Emmy Awards, DStv customers have a longer-than-ever watchlist of award-winning TV shows and limited series. This includes The Handmaid’s Tale, The Daily Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Amazing Race and The Voice. Emmy-nominated series available for DStv customers to enjoy includes The Twilight Zone, How To Get Away With Murder and This is Us.


2019 BET Hip Hop Awards (October)

It was a night where new school, old school and middle children were honoured as BET brought its annual Hip Hop Awards show to the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta on 5 October 2019. With three trophies, J. Cole cleaned up at the BET Hip Hop Awards, while Cardi B, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Nas X were close behind with two wins each. J. Cole took home honors for lyricist of the year, best featured verse (for "A Lot:) and impact track ("Middle Child"). Also on the night, Lil' Kim received the 2019 I Am Hip Hop honor. The veteran rapper performed a medley of her hits, and was joined onstage by Junior Mafia. The BET Hip Hop Award for best new artist went to DaBaby.


MTV Europe Music Awards (November)

The 2019 MTV EMA’s invaded Seville, Spain and this year's ceremony was one of the best yet. The red carpet looks were stunning, the performances were iconic, Becky G absolutely smashed it as host, and a ton of talented people took home some very springy new hardware in the form of their very own MTV EMA. Some of the big winners on the night included Halsey, Billie Eilish, BTS, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swft.


E! People’s Choice Awards (November)

The 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards (PCAs) introduced a new, hotly contested category – African Influencer of the Year. Mzansi’s very own Queen B, Bonang Matheba, walked away with the honour surpassing the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Cassper Nyovest, Tiwa Savage, Minnie Dlamini-Jones and Diamond Platnumz who were nominated alongside her. Other winners on the night included Zendaya (Euphoria) and the Kardashian family for their long-standing smash hit reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.


BET Soul Train Awards (November)

Tisha Campbell (Martin) and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris) hosted the glittering 2019 Soul Train Awards. Legendary producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were honoured with the Legend Award while Yolanda Adams was celebrated with the Lady of Soul Award. Emerging R&B talent Summer Walker nabbed the Best New Artist honour, Trevor Jackson received the Soul Train Certified Award, H.E.R received the Best R&B/Soul Female Artist Award, Khalid was named Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Kirk Franklin walked away with the Best Gospel/Inspirational Awards. Chris Brown and Drake walked away with one of the biggest awards of the night – Song of the Year – for their smash hit “No Guidance” while Cardi B’s “Money” emerged victorious in the Rhythm & Bars category for Best Hip Hop Song of the Year.


2020 Golden Globe Awards (January)

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards took place Sunday, 5 January 2020 and saw all of Hollywood’s small and big screen stars gather for a celebration of all things visual entertainment. Hosted by the hilarious Ricky Gervais, the ceremony saw 1917 win Best Motion Picture – Drama, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won Best Motion Pcture – Musical or Comedy and Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his critically-acclaimed role as Joker.


2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards (January)

Joaquin Phoenix’s moving tribute to Heath Ledger when he won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture was all the talk after this year’s ceremony. "I'm standing here on the shoulders of my favourite actor Heath Ledger," he said, after taking a moment to celebrate each of the nominees in the category he won. Laura Dern, meanwhile, had us trying to turn off the waterworks after stopping to hug her dad on her way up to accept her SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Marriage Story.


2020 Grammy Awards (January)

Another year, another Grammy night when the music fraternity honoured those who’ve made their mark in the industry. The night kicked off with a heartfelt tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant by popular 90s group Boyz II Men along with host Alicia Keys. Kobe and his daughter tragically passed away just hours earlier in a fatal helicopter crash. Film director and creator of Queen Sugar Ava DuVernay also introduced a tribute to fallen hip-hop star Nipsey Hussle which was performed by John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and others. When it comes to awards, teenaged newcomer Billie Eilish owned the night. She came empty handed and left laden with five Grammys, including the four most coveted awards – Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Another newcomer who made her mark was Lizzo who won three of the eight nominations she had. She took Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance.


2020 British Academy Film and Television Awards (February)

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards honour the best British and international contributions to the industry. For 2020, a new category was added –Best Casting Director in both film and television, acknowledging the skills involved in finding the right actor for every role and promoting diversity. 1917 was named Best Film and Outstanding British Film and Best Director on the night. Joaquin Phoenix walked away with the Leading Actor nod for Joker. Laura Dern was named Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story while Brad Pitt was named Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood.


2020 Academy Awards

The biggest night in entertainment is creeping ever closer and excitement is in the air. Going into the ceremony, many are backing Joaquin Phoenix for the Best Actor Award and 1917 for Best Picture. Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood has also been named a top contender, and Renee Zellweger is leading the Best Actress conversation – a category that Mzansi’s very own Charlize Theron is also nominated in! Who will walk away with the trophy? Find out when the 92nd annual Academy Awards are broadcast live on M-Net Movies Premiere (10) Monday, 10 February at 03:00, with a rebroadcast 21:00 that evening on M-Net (101).

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