DStv presents… Awards Season!

Catch all the stars, style, strutting, statues and speeches on DStv

From this September to March 2020 there is an awards show to watch every month on DStv! Get an eyeful of your favourite celebrities taking to the stage for heartfelt acceptance speeches, savour the richness of the robes and the priceless off-the-cuff interactions of the world’s most-watched, and enjoy those awkward blooper moments that make headlines around the world!

Awards season in chronological order

Primetime Emmy Awards

It’s the 71st annual Emmy Awards show, the most prestigious awards ceremony when it comes to TV series. This year, Game of Thrones broke the Emmy record with 32 nominations. Other nominated series that have been on DStv include Barry, Killing Eve, This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale. Tune in to see all your favourite stars on the red carpet. There won’t be just one presenter this year, but rather a whole array of different actors, including Zendaya (Euphoria), Angela Bassett (9-1-1), Taraji P. Henson (Empire/ What Men Want),

Sunday 22 September on M-Net (101) at 02:00 (live) and 21:00

BET Hip Hop Awards

Rapper Cardi B is leading the pack with 10 nominations for the annual BET awards ceremony honouring the best in hip-hop. South Africa’s Nasty C will be rubbing shoulders with hip-hop royalty, as he’s been nominated in the Best International Flow category.

15 October on BET (129)

MTV Europe Music Awards

MTV returns to Spain, this time to Seville, to celebrate the hitmakers of the international and continental music scene. This doesn’t mean you won’t recognise the performers – last year, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson and Rosalía raised the roof.

3 November on MTV (130) 

E! People’s Choice Awards

Bonang, Minnie Dlamini and Cassper Nyovest have been nominated in the African Influencer category of the People’s Choice Awards, the American awards show that celebrates the best in movies, television, music and pop culture. Look out for your favourite GOT and Stranger Things stars, as these two series top this year’s nomination lists.

10 November on E! Entertainment (124) 

Grammy Award Nominations

Predictions for who will win a Grammy next year have started flying around. Forbes has placed Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande as frontrunners for Album of the Year.

20 November 

BET Soul Train Awards

Tune in for one of the biggest nights in the black music and entertainment industry – all the main players will be there. Erykah Badu has hosted the event three times; we wonder who will drive the train at this year’s ceremony?

November on BET (129) 

Golden Globe Award Nominations

Entries for the prestigious film and television awards opened in July 2019, and we can’t wait to find out who made the cut for the accolades bestowed by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

9 December 

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

The SAG Awards are divided into six film and nine television categories, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. It’s a big deal for performers, as they’re honoured by their peers.

11 December 

Golden Globe Awards

It’s up to the 90-odd members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to determine the winners of the best in film and television, who’ll accept their awards at the 77th annual ceremony. Last year, Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh hosted the event.

5 January 2020 

Academy Award Nominations

Find out who is in the running for the most prestigious award in filmmaking, an Oscar. An early frontrunner in the Best Actress category is Renée Zellweger for her portrayal of actress and singer Judy Garland in Judy. Jennifer Lopez is also a contender for her role in Hustlers.

13 January 2020 

Screen Actors Guild Awards

The SAG Awards may not get nearly as much attention as the Golden Globes or Oscars, but last year’s ceremony nearly broke the internet with Winona Ryder’s expressive reaction to her co-star’s acceptance speech. Tune in for more of that.

19 January 2020 

Grammy Awards

It’s the accolade every musical artist longs for, to have a Grammy beside their name. The best in the music industry will be performing and accepting awards at the 62nd annual Grammys. Let’s see if Kanye can keep his opinions to himself this time.

26 January 2020 

BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards honour the best British and international contributions to the industry. For 2020, a new category has been added – there is now an award for Best Casting Director in both film and television, acknowledging the skills involved in finding the right actor for every role and promoting diversity.

6 February 2020 

Academy Awards

It’s the most important night in Hollywood when the crème de la crème of filmmaking rub shoulders at the Dolby Theatre for the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. Don’t miss all the red-carpet action. In 2019, the Oscars went host-less; let’s see if the Academy repeats that format in 2020.

9 February 2020 

DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards

Mzansi is brimming with talent. Find out which soapie and music stars the fans voted for in 10 categories, from Song of the Year to Best Actress.

March 2020 



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