Billboard Music Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Billboard Music Awards are a set of awards which annually honours music artists and their work; the awards are handed out by Billboard – a media brand which is recognised for its music charts. This year, the Billboard Music Awards will be held on 1 May 2019 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, United States; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Top Artist: Ariana Grande
Top New Artist: Dua Lipa
Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Dua Lipa
Top Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: BTS
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Latin Artist: J Balvin
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Top Soundtrack: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons – Origins
Top Latin Album: Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Top Dance/Electronic Album: David Guetta – 7
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Juice WRLD – Lucid Dreams
Top Streaming Song (Video): Drake – In My Feelings
Top Radio Song: Maroon 5 (Feat. Cardi B) – Girls Like You
Top Collaboration: Marshmello & Bastille – Happier
Top R&B Song: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Top Rap Song: Drake – In My Feelings
Top Country Song: Bebe Rexha & Florida George Line – Meant to Be
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons – Natural
Top Latin Song: Daddy Yankee – Dura
Top Dance/Electronic Song: Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

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British Academy Television Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The British Academy Television Awards is a set of awards which among many things, honors British television programs, annually. The first set of awards were awarded in 1955. The 65th British Academy Television Awards will take place on May 12 at the Royal Festival Hall in London; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Comedy Entertainment Programme: Would I Lie To You?
Current Affairs: Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs
Director: Factual: James Rogan – Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation
Director: Fiction: Mahalia Belo -The Long Song
Drama Series: Save Me
Entertainment Programme: Strictly Come Dancing
Factual Series: Louis Theroux’s Altered States
Features: The Great British Bake Off
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Lesley Manville – Mum
International: The Handmaid’s Tale
Leading Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Leading Actress: Ruth Wilson – Mrs. Wilson
Live Event: The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Steve Pemberton – Inside No. 9
Mini-Series: Patrick Melrose
News Coverage: Bullying and Harassment in the House of Commons (Newsnight)
Reality & Constructed Factual: Dragon’s Den
Scripted Comedy: Derry Girls
Single Documentary: My Dad, The Peace Deal and Me
Single Drama: Killed By My Debt
Soap & Continuing Drama: Coronation Street
Sport: England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farewell
Supporting Actress: Keeley Hawes – Mrs. Wilson
Supporting Actor: Alex Jennings – Unforgotten

BRITs (2019) Forecasts

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The BRIT Awards are a set of awards which annually primarily honors great feats in British music. The first set of awards were given out in 1977; currently, artists such as Robbie Williams and Adele have to their credit the achievements of winning the most number of BRITs. This year, the BRIT Awards will happen at the O2 in London, England; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

British Male Solo Artist: Sam Smith
British Female Solo Artist: Jess Glynne
British Group: Little Mix
Mastercard British Album Of The Year: Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
British Single: Jess Glynne – ‘I’ll Be There’
International Male Solo Artist: Shawn Mendes
International Female Solo Artist: Ariana Grande
International Group: The Carters

British Academy Film Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The British Academy Film Awards are a set of awards annually awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). The first set of awards were awarded on 29 May 1949. The 72nd British Academy Film Awards will be held on February 10 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Best Film: BlackKklansman
Outstanding British Film: Bohemian Rhapsody
Leading Actress: Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Leading Actor: Christian Bale (Vice)
Supporting Actress: Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots)
Supporting Actor: Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)
Best Director: Spike Lee (BlackKklansman)
Original Music: BlackKklansman
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director or Producer: Pili
Animated Film: Incredibles 2
British Short Animation: I’m OK
British Short Film: 73 Cows
Documentary: They Shall Not Grow Old
Film Not In The English Language: Cold War

Grammy Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Grammy Awards are a very important set of awards which primarily honors great feats in music. Currently, artists such as Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, U2 and Beyonce have to their credits the achievements of winning the most number of Grammys. The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on 10 February 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Record Of The Year: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars
Album Of The Year: Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
Song Of The Year: In My Blood
Best New Artist: Bebe Rexha

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ariana Grande – God is a Woman
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Backstreet Boys – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Best Pop Vocal Album: P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

Best R&B Song: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – King’s Dead
Best Rap/Sung Performance: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake – King’s Dead

Best Dance Recording: Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson – Electricity
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter – Faith – A Journey For All

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Various Artists – Deadpool 2
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Coco

SAG Awards (2019) Forecasts

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The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are a set of awards which honors actors and stunt artists annually; it also hands out the ‘Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award’ every year to an actor who has developed the greatest acting principles within himself or herself. The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards is supposed to happen at the Shrine Auditorium in California; in my outlook, the following should win on the night:

Films

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: BlacKkKlansman
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Christian Bale (Vice)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

Television

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: This Is Us
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama: John Krasinsky (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Glow
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series: Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series: Bill Pullman (The Sinner)

American Music Awards (2018) Forecasts

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The songs and (the stars) that should win this year

The winners of the American Music Awards (AMAs) this year are set to be revealed later on today. The AMAs is more than forty years old with previous winners including Shania Twain, Rihanna and Katy Perry.

Drake is one of the music artists who has earned the most number of nominations this year. I think the Canadian star securing so many nominations demonstrates the kind of music plus music artists which will probably win at the AMAs this year and that means songs which can’t really be deemed too melodious in spite of the fact that they are famous plus music artists who, more often than not, exhibit songs of that type as part of their latest album release or body of work.

In my outlook, the wins at the AMAs should reflect the total opposite – music artists who regularly sing songs which have a good dose of melody, for example as artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift do, plus songs of that type should win instead because those deserve to be applauded more. My picks:

Artist of the year: Ed Sheeran
New Artist of the year presented by Capital One: Dua Lipa
Collaboration of the year: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be
Tour of the year: Taylor Swift
Video of the year: Camila Cabello (Feat. Young Thug) – Havana
Favorite Social Artist: BTS

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Taylor Swift
Favorite Duo/Group – Pop/Rock: Maroon 5
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: Ed Sheeran – Divide

Favorite Male Arist – Soul/R&B: Bruno Mars
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Khalid – American Teen
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B: Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock: Imagine Dragons
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Artist – Latin: Daddy Yankee
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM): The Chainsmokers