Weekend News Roundup! The Grammys, the BAFTAs, and the Return of Spicey


02/13/17


Happy Monday (if such a thing exists under our current President). Here's our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend. 


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The Grammy Awards happened in Los Angeles. Adele won the most of the big awards, picking up Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Album of the Year. Mostly, though, she won our hearts when she told the audience she could not accept the Record of the Year Award because her Record of the Year is Lemonade and split her Grammy in two to give half to Beyoncé. Beyoncé had tears in her eyes and it was magical. Other winners included Chance the Rapper for Best New Artist (because the Grammys are on top of things as always), Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album; The Chainsmokers (Best Dance Recording); Solange (Best R&B Performance); and David Bowie (Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album). [NPR, Time]

• Across the Atlantic, the BAFTA Awards also took place. I, Daniel Blake won Outstanding British film; La La Land won most other things, including Best film, Director, Leading actress, Original music, and Cinematography. Other winners included Manchester By the Sea (Leading actor and Original screenplay); Lion (Supporting actor and Adapted screenplay); Fences (Supporting actress); Under the Shadow (Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer); Son of Saul (Film not in the English language); and 13th (Documentary). [BBC]

• Melissa McCarthy's Spicey returned to SNL with a leaf blower. [YouTube]

• The LEGO Batman Movie won the box office. [BOM]

• J.K. Rowling and base television personality Piers Morgan got into a Twitter disagreement. Morgan attempted to insult the author, first by claiming to have never read Harry Potter, and then by referring to Rowling as "Dolores," one of the villains in the fifth, sixth, and seventh Harry Potter books. Guess he's seen the films? [Twitter]

• Yale is renaming Calhoun College (originally name for pro-slavery Vice President John C. Calhoun) Hopper College after feminist Grace Hopper. [NYMag]

• And here is John Legend and Cynthia Erivo's cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," which they performed at the Grammy Awards last night. [Pitchfork]

 

 

 

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