There tends to always be some sort of cultural criticism at any awards show albeit the most popular one, the Grammys. This year will be the same as years past, because someone somewhere will find something wrong with merely anything that is controversial. People need to start respecting winners instead of being sore losers.
Yes, the Grammys 2016 will be rife with cultural criticism. In recent times, the culture of the arts has been criticized heavily, especially in the wake of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite that brought light to the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations of the past two years. Culture, especially between racial and class lines, is a hot button topic with both the presidential election the horizon and the rise in activism sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement.
High profile events, like the Grammys, often provide a platform for bringing up important political, social, and cultural issues on a world stage. While I personally fully support this and think it is a very effective way to bring attention to important issues, presenting these ideas in this way welcomes criticism along with support. While many people will see positives in some of the cultural statements made, others may not regard them in the same way.
There is no way in Hell that the Grammys will be full of cultural criticism. You have to be a good actress or actor to even be nominated, much less win an award while you are there. I'm tired of all these retards stating "It's racist because no blacks won!", because it doesn't matter whether you are white, black, Hispanic, or whatever, you have to be a good actor who cares about acting to even be nominated, and the good actors who deserve an award shouldn't have to be punished and have their award taken away because some black guy didn't win and everyone cries about it. The people who made it to the Grammys are there because they earned it.
In my opinion, the word criticism has two different definitions and one would be the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. I look at these words and image gossip.
Then again, another definition would be more fitting for the Grammys and is the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work. I cannot see criticism, based on anything cultural, will develop out of Grammys 2016.