It was a celebrity fashion extravaganza at the Emmy Awards held on 22 September 2019 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The red carpet, of course, was a parade which showcased glittering and glamorous gowns in different shapes and forms.
The show did not have a host for the fourth time in its
history. Game of Thrones led the nominations with fourteen, including nine for
acting and three for directing, followed by When They See Us with eleven and Barry
with nine. Including its nominations at the Creative Arts Awards, Game of
Thrones established a new record for most Emmy nominations received in the same
year by any comedy or drama series with 32, while Pop TV received its first
ever Primetime Emmy Award nominations with Schitt’s Creek.
Fleabag won the most major awards with four including Outstanding
Comedy Series, followed by Chernobyl with three including Outstanding Limited
Series. Game of Thrones broke or tied several records with its wins: it became
the first series in history to win Outstanding Drama Series for an eighth season
and tied the record for most wins in the category with four. It also, including
its Creative Arts wins, tied its own record for most Emmys won by a series in a
single season, while cast member Peter Dinklage established a new record for
most wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series with his fourth
win for the series.
The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards was held on August 26, 2019,
at the Prudential Center in Newark, being the first VMA ceremony to be held in New
Jersey. Sebastian Maniscalco hosted the 36th annual ceremony.
Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish were the most awarded with three each. Missy Elliott became the first female rapper to win Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The show was broadcast on a variety of Viacom-owned networks, as well as their respective websites, and apps through TV Everywhere authentication.
Thembisa Mdoda keeps elevating as a television host! She became very popular as the host of ‘Our Perfect Wedding’ on Mzansi Magic and her career has been rising non-stop. A couple of weeks ago, she revealed to her social media fans that she had bagged a new presenting gig on BET called ‘2 Families and A Wedding Dress’.
The show is the first of its kind in South Africa and will assist 13 brides-to-be through their journey to walking down the aisle wearing their dream wedding dresses.
The launch of the show, hosted by BET’s own, Nomalanga Shozi was held at the extraordinary bridal studio, Veil Bridal Couture located in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.
The 13-episode reality show is about two families and the bride going on an exciting journey to select one of the most beautiful and lavish gowns imaginable. Viewers are in for the most entertaining and dramatic reality series voiced by hilarious Moshe Ndiki. The lucky brides will each get a wedding dress valued at of R30 000.
Vice President for Youth, Music, and BET at Viacom International Media Networks Africa – Monde Twala, says the is the first of its kind in South Africa and is an exciting time for BET Africa. “We pride ourselves in bringing authentic stories and this new reality show encapsulates that. BET Africa fans can expect nothing but entertainment on the show,” says Monde.
Thembisa expressed her excitement about the launch of the show. “I am truly excited to be part of the BET Africa family. Every woman wants to wear her dream wedding dress when she walks down the aisle. It’s the most special part of her day and I get to be part of that selection process. It’s incredible,” she says.
The show will air on Wednesday, 24 July on BET (DStv Channel 129) at 21:30 CAT.
The 6th annual Bokeh South African International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival Gala Awards took place on the 13th of July 2019, at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. Many awards were given out on the day, including ‘Best Dressed’ which went to Abongwe Qokela, who wore a gown designed by Imprint ZA.
The gown stole the show because of its celebration of Nguni
ancestry and heritage. This gorgeous dress swept the red carpet elegantly and
was a total stunner. Imprint first showcased the gown at the AFI Fashion Week
runway as part of their Autumn/Winter ‘20 collection in April.
Of course, guests showed up looking gorgeous and red carpet ready. Here are some of the looks.
Hosted by our favourite gal next door, Regina Hall, the BET
Awards was the final event of this weekend’s BET Experience. It lived up to the
hype with a red carpet chocked full of epic hair moments, and all the reasons
why we love our beauty.
At a time when beauty diversity, colourism, and brand “wokeness” are dominating the conversations around Black beauty, it’s refreshing to see the stars and influencers hit these red carpets with no holding back. From the top stars in music, television, and more, we saw just how magical our coils, curls, and melanin can get.
Last Thursday, South African celebrities gathered in their bedazzled outfits at the Alice & Fifth in Sandton for the 15th E! Africa Pop Culture Awards. Some of the big winners included television personality and entrepreneur, Bonang Matheba won the E! Africa Ultimate Pop Culture Icon Award.
Well acclaimed fashion designer, Gert Johan Coetzee deservedly won the E! Africa Pop Culture Award for Fashion.
And of course, the gorgeous actress and Goodwill ambassador, Nomzamo Mbatha, received the Philanthropy
Award and The Pop Culture Award for Music went to DJ Black Coffee.