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When it comes to the world of entertainment, there are many awards and prizes given to those who go above and beyond what is considered average in their field. Many award ceremonies are considered very prestigious, and some ceremonies are even shown in the world of television so the public can see their favorite entertainer awarded. In this article, we will discuss some of these exciting awards and the ceremonies that accompany them.
Various Entertainment Awards
The first award ceremony in the world of entertainment we’ll discuss is the People’s Choice Awards. The People’s Choice Awards is an awards show found in America where the public can vote on people and works in modern culture. The show was started in 1975, and started by Bob Stivers. The first awards were given out to Barbra Streisand, who the year’s Favorite Film Actress, and John Wayne being voted as Favorite Film Actor. In the year 2016, 65 categories were established for People’s Choice Awards. Some categories in this list are Favorite Movie, Favorite Action Movie, Favorite TV Show, Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, Favorite Band, and Favorite Song.
Another award ceremony, which is very widely known, is The Academy Awards, or “Oscars.” This is a ceremony that recognizes excellence achieved within the United States film industry and happens to be the oldest entertainment awards ceremony. The academy’s voting membership chooses who wins what awards. Winners of the various categories will receive a golden statuette, nicknamed “Oscar,” but being officially named the Academy Award of Merit. In 2016, the 88th Academy Award Ceremony was hosted by Chris Rock at the Dolby Theatre. Before this award ceremony, a total of 2,947 Oscar awards have been given out.
The statuette given out as a prize, or Oscar, is made of gold-plated britannium and sits on a black metal base. Its height is 13.5 inches, and each statuette weighs 8.5 pounds. This statuette is a knight rendered in the Art Deco style, and he stands on a film reel with five spokes. Each of these spokes represents an original branch of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Producers, Directors, and Technicians.
The Grammy Award (initially known as the Gramophone Award) is the music industry’s version of the Academy Award. This award is given out in an annual award ceremony to honor music artists in the English-speaking music industry. The trophy given out to winners of this award is also gold-plated, depicting a gramophone. While there are many categories in which a winner can receive one of these trophies, the “General Field” are four awards given out that are not restricted by genre. They are Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
There are other performance awards for those in the entertainment industry that we did not cover, such as the Tony Awards for those who perform on stage, and the Emmy Awards for those who perform on television. Regardless of which form of entertainment, a person belongs in, no doubt it is a goal of everyone to receive a recognition award for their talents!
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