Awards Round-up: November 2016


by Danielle

November is a slow, quiet month, yet in between the zillions of words written for NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving leftovers, several book and music awards were handed out.

The National Book Awards

Since 1950, The National Book Foundation has hosted the National Book Awards to celebrate the best of American literature and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America. On November 16th the following books were awarded in a ceremony in New York City. The shortlist of nominees can be seen here.

Fiction: Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Nonfiction: Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America 

Poetry: Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human

Young People’s Literature: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell (Artist), March: Book Three

Five Authors Under 35 were also honored.

The World Fantasy Book Awards

The winners for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards were announced at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, which took place from October 27-30 in Columbus, Ohio, and include Lifetime Achievement recipients David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski. As well as the following awards:

Novel: Anna Smaill, The Chimes
Long Fiction: Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician
Anthology: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, eds., She Walks in Shadows
Collection: C. S. E. Cooney, Bone Swans

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network’s contract to present the Grammy Awards expired. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and fans, who can vote through the AMAs website. The AMAs were held on November 21st. You can find a collection of the winners and nominees through hoopla.

Award Of Merit: Sting
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop: Drake “Views”
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music: The Chainsmokers
Collaboration of the Year: Fifth Harmony Ft. Ty Dolla Sign, “Work From Home”
Favorite Country Song: Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”
New Artist of the Year: Zayn
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop: Drake
Top Soundtrack: Purple Rain
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Selena Gomez
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop: Drake “Hotline Bling”
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Rihanna “Anti”
Favorite Song – Soul/R&B: Rihanna “Work”
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary: Adele
Favorite Artist Latin: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration: Hillsong United

Country Music Association Awards

The 50th Annual CMA Awards were handed out on November 2nd.

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks 
Album of the Year: Mr. Misunderstood Eric Church 
Single of the Year: “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett 
Song of the Year: “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw 
Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton 
Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris 
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne 
Musical Event of the Year: “Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
Music Video of the Year: “Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton

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