Women are Making Awards History This Year

Writer/Director Emerald Fennell, Carey Mulligan and Laverne Cox on the set of "Promising Young Woman". Photo by M Weismiller Wallace/Focus/Kobal/Shutterstock (10951927f)

This year is women’s year—women are making awards history and finally getting the recognition they deserve. In 2021, women are getting nominated and receiving accolades at the most prestigious awards including the Golden Globes, Oscars, and Grammys. And it’s about time!

Earlier this month, Chloé Zhao made history as only the second woman ever to win Best Director at the Golden Globes for Nomadland and she’s the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for an Oscar. Zhao along with Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) made history, for the first time ever that two women have been nominated for Best Director. The Oscars have only had five women nominated for Best Director in its entire history.

The film industry isn’t the only one celebrating female creativity—women in music are being recognized. The Grammys, which took place last Sunday night, saw female artists winning the major awards. Megan Thee Stallion won for Best New Artist and her song “Savage” featuring Beyoncé won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Billie Eilish won Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted, Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for Folklore, Dua Lipa won Best Pop Vocal Album for Future Nostalgia, and H.E.R. won Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe”. Beyoncé won four awards, making her total Grammys 28, which is more than any other woman in the show’s history.

We can’t wait to see what other awards women win this year. We’ll have to wait until April 25 to see if women can take home Oscars.