Entertainment Award Shows Proliferate from Hollywood To New York at All-Time High

Networks, Guilds, and the Public Love Awards and Award Shows


Currently more than three dozen Show Business award shows appear during Prime Time. The public just cannot get enough – the Networks love the extravaganzas. There has been a virtual explosion of such shows in recent years with no letup in sight. Consider:

  • Academy Awards
  • Emmy Awards
  • Grammy Awards
  • Tony Awards
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Directors Guild of America Awards
  • Writers Guild of America Awards
  • Critics’ Choice Awards

They are Peer Awards, Craft Awards, Critic’s Awards, as well as Public Opinion Awards as exhibited both by skilled considerate review and by Box Office Revenue. Each year the venerable Academy Award Oscar reviews its enviable position as the Climax to an ever growing series of “playoffs” – and each year the stature of these “playoffs” spiral upward in prestige and acclaim of their own! Consider:

  • MTV Movie Awards
  • MTV Music Video Awards
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • TV Guide Awards
  • Daytime Emmy Awards
  • American Music Awards
  • Billboard Music Awards
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • AFI Life Achievement Awards Show

They can as well be beneficial as preservers of the history and achievements of the Entertainment Industry. Witness the efforts of the newcomer American Film Institute, a non-profit organization whose members include the interested public as well as many prominent veterans of the film and television community. The AFI is dedicated to both educational training and to preservation of old movies. They host the star-studded Life Achievement Awards Show honoring the most venerable film artists whose work has stood the test of time. Also Consider:

  • Latin Grammy Awards
  • Country Music Association Awards
  • Academy of Country Music Awards
  • American Comedy Awards
  • Soul Train Awards
  • The Essence Awards
  • NAACP Image Awards
  • ESPY Awards Teen Choice Awards