Awards Round-up: February 2017

by Michelle C.

Welcome to the February Awards Round-up! At the end of each month we compile the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. February has the double whammy of the Grammys and the Oscars. Get ready to place some holds!

Academy Awards

Presented annually on television, the Oscars can cause a flurry of interest in the films nominated. The nominations for Best Picture include:

And the winner was… after some confusion caused by an envelope mix-up (you can even read the full transcript of this shocking moment)… Moonlight! Congratulations to Barry Jenkins and all the cast and crew of this film. The full list of winners is up now on the Oscar website.

 

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA stand for the British Academy Film Awards. BAFTA is a charity that supports the arts. The winners were chosen on February 12th and among them are:

You can find a full list of the winners and nominees on their website.

Cybils Awards

The Cybils Award looks at a combination of literary and popular appeal in Children’s and Young Adult books. They describe the award as thus, “If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.” The winners for 2016 are:

 

The Grammys

The Grammys were already posted about here, so check out the winners if you haven’t yet!

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One response to “Awards Round-up: February 2017”

  1. Emily says:

    The Cybils group are my kind of awards committee. I’ve actually read some of these winners and I am a fan of organic chicken nuggets.

    I read A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals at a storytime last year and there was much giggling and even some shocked gasps near the end.

    Illuminae was a selection for my book group and though it’s Sci-Fi and dystopian, it had something interesting for everyone in the group. I personally enjoyed the spaceship’s untrustworthy A.I. system.

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