Is It The End of Awards Season As We Know It?
Awards season 2021 has seemed like something out of a sci-fi movie. Stars tuning in from home and sipping champagne in sweats? Celebrities covering their chiseled faces with masks that match their outfits? Outfits that critics continue to talk about despite plummeting ratings and – lest we forget – the ongoing devastation of this global pandemic.
But even before COVID-19 took over the world, the spectacle surrounding award shows and ceremonies had begun to shift. In the age of movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, social and civil injustices are finally taking their rightful spotlight and outshining red carpet conversations about designer duds and celebrity gossip, which only work to fuel consumer culture and the dumbing down of society at large.