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I’m yearning for the frivolity of pre-Covid awards season

Emma Kelly


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Red carpet at the Oscars. Photo: Ian West/ PA Wire

Red carpet at the Oscars. Photo: Ian West/ PA Wire

Red carpet at the Oscars. Photo: Ian West/ PA Wire

There are many reasons I think I would get on with Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara) from Schitt’s Creek. Her fashion goth sensibilities. Her love of drama. Her bedtime waistcoats. And most importantly, we share values – when you ask me what my favourite season is, I, like Moira, say, “Awards.”

In a normal year, we would already be in the swing of things, but of course, much like last year, this is not a normal year. At this point in 2020, we’d already seen Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and 1917 clear up at the Golden Globes and had a collective freakout over Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reuniting backstage at the SAG Awards (sure, I’ve moved on from the idea that they’ll get back together, but not really). But thanks to the pandemic, the usual January to February calendar has been shifted around and delayed, to the point where the Oscars aren’t on until April, and the BRIT Awards usually a February affair won’t take place until May.


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