South Korean mega group BTS dominated the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on Saturday through their nine award wins.
What happened: The event, which was held at CJ ENM’s Contents World in Paju City in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, was hosted by Lee Hyo-ri, the first female artist to host the show since its inception in 1999, according to Channel News Asia.
BTS won every award they were nominated for at the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) and also became the first Asian act to take home the biggest annual honor in the ceremony’s 48-year history.
The winners: During the awards ceremony, which took place on Nov. 21 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, BTS became the biggest winners of the night by taking home “Artist of the Year” award for the first time.
Several stars of Black and AAPI descent, from Naomi Osaka and H.E.R. to Silk Sonic, received awards during this year’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
Nominees and winners: The award show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 27, according to CBS News.
BTS debuted a live performance of their latest single “Dynamite” at the 2020 MTV’s Video Music Award and made history by snagging four awards they were nominated for.
The performance was filmed via a green screen from their home country of South Korea and showed famous locations around New York City, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the city’s skyline, according to MTV.
Darren Criss and Sandra Oh replicated their previous award recognitions at the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday.
Criss, who turns 32 years old next week, won the award for “Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie” for his performance for his role as Andrew Cunanan in FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
Director James Wan has criticized the Academy of Motion Arts for excluding his blockbuster hit film “Aquaman” on its award shortlist for the best visual effects.
Wan has called the snub a “f**king disgrace” in a response to a Facebook comment by Kelvin McIlwain, the visual effects supervisor on the DC superhero movie.