MANILA, Philippines – This November, red is the dominant color of the season: but we’re not just talking about holiday tinsel or ovoid, jolly old men – we’re also talking about the glittery red carpet of Hollywood.
Beginning with the American Music Awards (airing locally on November 24, Monday), the glamorous awards season officially kicks off in the United States – and that means a slew of shows and performances for us to watch and follow.
Here are the four worth watching (aside from the Oscars), as well as the highlights that you should expect from each of them.
PITBULL. The performers will have hosting duties again. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP
The American Music Awards (November 24, Monday, 9am LIVE in the Philippines)
What it is: An annual music award determined through votes gathered from the public and music buyers across the US. Unlike the Grammys, which are voted on by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs nominations are based on the poll performance, but also takes into account figures on sales, airplay, social media engagement, and video views.
Worth knowing: Michael Jackson has won the most AMAs in history – 26!
Why you should watch this year: Pitbull is hosting again! Plus there will be hot performances: this year, the stage is set to sizzle with chart-toppers like Iggy Azalea, 1Direction, Lorde, Sam Smith, and Selena Gomez. It’s also worth finding out who this year’s ICON awardee is – last year, the award was bestowed for the first time ever, to R&B artist Rihanna.
The AMAs has a 10pm encore telecast on Colours TV
ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO. The Brazilian model will model one of the two versions of the "Fantasy Bra." Timothy A. Clary/AFP
The Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (December 11, Thursday, 7pm in the Philippines )
What it is: An annual fashion show and concert by lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret. But don’t expect a parade of PJs – every year is a spectacle featuring a lavishly designed stage, over-the-top, hand-crafted props and wings, multiple production numbers, and sexy VS pieces modeled by the top names in the industry.
Worth knowing: This year, we’re seeing double: there will be two versions of the “Fantasy Bra,” the jewel-encrusted, million-dollar asset that is considered the piece de resistance of the show. Brazilian models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will be doing the honors of, well, carrying these precious items.
Why you should watch it: This year, the fashion show is being staged in London for the very first time! The show will also have SIX themes this year: Gilded Angels, Exotic Traveler, Dream Girl, Fairy Tale, University of Pink and Angel Ball. Technically, this isn’t a red carpet event – but it’s one catwalk that oozes with glamour, too. Great-looking spectators and musical numbers abound. If you’re not into girls, at the very least, you’ll get last-minute ideas for your department’s Christmas party number this year.
TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER. Photo from AFP
The 71st Golden Globe Awards (January 12, Monday, 9am LIVE in the Philippines)
What it is: A roster of awards for film and television, decided through votes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It recognizes excellence in film and television work in and out of the USA.
Worth knowing: Meryl Streep holds the record for most Golden Globes received – she has eight so far.
Why you should watch it: Since 2012, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have done hosting duties for the Golden Globes – to critical and audience acclaim. This year, they’re doing their final bow, so we’re expecting it to be their most hilarious performance. George Clooney is also receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. Last year, Jodie Foster delivered a memorable speech that included a statement on her sexuality. Let’s find out if Clooney can top that.
The Golden Globes has a 10pm encore telecast on Colours TV
KATY PERRY AND DAVID HUDSON. At this year's red carpet. Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America/AFP
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (February 9, Monday, 9am LIVE in the Philippines)
What it is: Arguably the most important award in the music industry, it is bestowed annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and provides a whopping 83 accolades for different genres and categories. This year, the Academy received more than 10,000 submissions, which were narrowed down by vote last November 15.
Worth knowing: Katy Perry has been nominated 11 times – and won zero. She’s one of the first artists to submit a nomination this year. Perhaps the 12th time will be the charm?
Why you should watch it: The biggest music awards show also boasts some of the most memorable performances from its nominees. Expect numbers from early favorites such as Beyonce, Sam Smith, John Legend and Iggy Azalea. Last February, the most-discussed numbers were the collaborations between Beyonce and JayZ, Madonna and Macklemore, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
The Grammys has a 10pm encore telecast on Colours TV
Already excited? Do you have early bets for the winners? We’ll be posting more updates, including official lists of nominees and winners, as soon as they are released. – Rappler.com
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