Awards Round-up: January 2017

by KP

Welcome to the January Awards Round-up! Each month we gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. A new year marks a new award season, and January offered a robust number of ceremonies honoring titles in the entertainment and publishing world. Some of the month’s biggest winners included:

                     

Books

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Established in 2012 to recognize the previous year’s best adult fiction and nonfiction titles, the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association (ALA). The nominees for 2017 and previous years can be found here. The winners for 2017 are:

Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

ALA/RUSA Listen List

Established in 2010, by the collection development and evaluation section of RUSA (Reference and Adult Services Association), “The Listen List” compiles outstanding audiobook titles that merit special attention by librarians and general adult listeners. The 2017 selections are:

Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Razor Girl: A Novel by Carl Hiaasen

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham


 

 

 

 

 

ALA/RUSA Notable Books List

Curated each year by the Notable Books Council, this annual book list recognizes the year’s twenty six most important books for adults. The 2017 selections can be found here.

ALA/RUSA Reading List

An annual “best of” adult fiction reading list comprised of eight genres. The 2017 selections are: 

Adrenaline: Orphan X  by Gregg Hurwitz

Fantasy: Stiletto: A Novel by Daniel O’Malley

Historical Fiction: The Last Days of Night: A Novel by Graham Moore

Horror: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery:  Darktown by Thomas Mullen

Romance:  Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins

Science Fiction:  Arkwright by Allen Steele

Women’s Fiction: I Almost Forgot about You by Terry McMillan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALA Youth Media Awards

The Youth Media Awards are a series of awards highlighting children and young adult literature and include: 

Alex Awards

Compiled each year by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the Alex Awards seek to honor adult books that have special appeal to young adults. The winners for 2017 are:

Arena by Holly Jennings

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle produced by Ryan Swenar of Dreamscape Media, LLC

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Author: March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell

Illustrator: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

John Newbery Medal

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Michael L. Printz Award

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved, illustrated by Charolotte Pardi, translated by Robert Moulthrop

Odyssey Award

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit and narrated by Allan Corduner

Pura Belpré Awards

Illustrator Award Winner: Lowriders to the Center of the Earth illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez, written by Cathy Camper

Author Award Winner:  Juana & Lucas written by Juana Medina, illustrated by Juana Medina

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Javaka Steptoe

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell

Schneider Family Book Award

Young Children Winner: Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Middle School Winner: As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

Teen Winner: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award

Young Adult: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

      

 

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller

William C. Morris Award

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Cybils Awards

Aiming to recognize books by children’s authors, young adult authors, and illustrators that combine literary merit with popular appeal, the Cybils Award more closely resembles an “organic chicken nugget” than a brussel sprout. Though more playful and relaxed than some of the other awards that round out this list, the shortlisted titles for this award are standout works of literary and popular fiction.

Audiobooks
Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books
Elementary/Juvenile Non-Fiction
Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels
Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Board Books
Poetry
Middle-Grade Fiction
Middle Grade/Young Adult Non-Fiction
Young Adult Graphic Novels
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Speculative Fiction

PNBA Awards

This annual award recognizes excellence in writing from authors who live in Alaska, BC, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The winners for 2017 are:

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm.

Film

Golden Globes

Presented annually by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes recognizes excellence in television and film in a variety of genres both foreign and domestic. The winners for 2017 include:

Films


Best Motion Picture (Drama) :
“Moonlight”

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): “La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Emma Stone – “La La Land”

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson – “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis – “Fences”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Zootopia”

Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”

Best Screenplay: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”

Best Original Score: “La La Land”

Best Original Song: “City of Stars” – “La La Land”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Elle” – (France)

TV

Best TV series (Drama): “The Crown”

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series (Drama): Billy Bob Thornton – “Goliath”

Best performance by Actress in a TV series (Drama): Claire Foy – “The Crown”

Best TV series (Musical or Comedy): “Atlanta”

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series (Musical or Comedy): Donald Glover – “Atlanta”

Best performance by an Actress in a TV series (Musical or Comedy): Tracee Ellis Ross -“black-ish”

Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Sarah Paulson – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

SAG Awards

Presented annually, the Screen Actors Guild Awards seek to honor both individual performers and ensemble casts in motion pictures, drama series and comedy series. The winners for 2017 include:

Films


Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
“Hidden Figures”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Denzel Washington in “Fences”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Emma Stone in “La La Land”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis in “Fences”

TV

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: “Stranger Things”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow in “The Crown”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Claire Foy in “The Crown”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy in “Shameless”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “VEEP”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: Bryan Cranston in “All the Way”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: Sarah Paulson in “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

 

Stunts

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Hacksaw Ridge”

 

Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury

Awarded annually in Utah for excellence in film making. The Sundance Film Festival is dedicated to discovering new films and voices both in the U.S. and throughout the world. A list of the 2017 winners can be found here.

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