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2023 has only just begun and the entertainment world is already gearing up for the Grammys, Oscars, Emmys, Baftas and more.
With so many rewards to follow, you might have some questions. For example, what is the difference between the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards? And better yet, who votes for each of these big TV, movie and music awards anyway?
Here’s a step-by-step guide to all the major awards shows of 2023 and when they’re expected to air.
Cinema and television
Golden globes: January 10
Kicking off the awards circuit was the Golden Globes, which recognize the best in American film and television from the previous year.
Who votes: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-profit organization comprised of journalists and entertainment photographers at media companies primarily outside the United States.
Find the full list of 2023 Golden Globes winners here.
Critics’ Choice Award: January 15
Another combined television and film ceremony honoring the best in film and television achievement is the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Who votes: Screened film and television critics who get paid to watch titles released in the year the ballots are sent out.
British Academy Film Award (Bafta): February 19
The Baftas are the British equivalent of the Oscars, where the best British and international films are honoured.
Who votes: Members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts who are creatives and professionals working in the film, television and games industries in the UK.
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SAG Rewards: February 26
The SAG Awards recognize outstanding performance in film and primetime television.
Who votes: The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), an American union that represents more than one hundred thousand film and television actors, journalists, radio hosts, recording artists, singers, comedians and other professionals medias .
Find the full list of nominees for the 2023 SAG Awards here.
Oscars (The Oscars): 12th of March
Considered by many to be the most prestigious movie award, the Oscars are one of the four major American entertainment awards needed for an EGOT (someone who has won all four major awards – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).
Who votes: The Academy is the exclusive organization of 17 entertainment industry groups: actors, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentarians, executives, editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, music, producers, production design, animated shorts and features, sound, visual effects, and writers, in addition to general members.
British Academy Television Awards: To be determined
While the Baftas originally covered both television and film, they were split into two ceremonies in 1998. The British Academy Television Awards only recognize British programmes. However, the audience award and the international award are open to international programs.
Who votes: Eligible members of the British Academy.
BET Awards (Black Entertainment TV Awards): To be determined
The BET Awards are an entire ceremony dedicated to celebrating black and other minority artists in music, film, sports and philanthropy.
Who votes: The BET Awards Voting Academy is made up of bloggers, people from the music industry, and anyone who can pass an in-depth online quiz that tests their knowledge of the different industries represented at the awards.
Emmy Awards: To be determined, usually in September
The Emmys represent the “E” in EGOT, the annual television awards show featuring an array of accolades for artistic and technical merit from the U.S. and international television industry.
Who votes: The Television Academy is a large group of voting members, divided into 29 “peer groups”. Everyone is allowed to vote in 16 general categories (Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, etc.). But, when it comes to performer-based awards (Best Lead Actor/Actress), only specific peer groups can vote.
National Television Awards: September 5
The National Television Awards are often regarded as one of the biggest nights in British television, usually with a focus on reality shows (the island of love), talent shows (Come dance strictly) and news broadcasts (This morning).
Who votes: What makes the NTAs so special is that the winners are chosen entirely by the general public, i.e. the general British public. Any votes cast outside the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not counted.
Music & Theater
Grammy Awards: February 5
The prestigious and well-known Grammy Awards honor “outstanding” achievement in the music industry. This is another of the four major US entertainment awards needed to earn an EGOT.
Who votes: Presented by the Recording Academy, a scholarly school of musicians, producers, sound engineers and other music professionals.
Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA): May 11
The Academy of Country Music Awards was the first country music awards program hosted by a major organization. It celebrates the industry’s achievements of the previous year.
Who votes: A judging panel of songwriters, publishers, producers and representatives of performing rights organizations submits five nominees for each category. Once nominees are approved by the ACMA Board of Directors, members – divided into specific categories: Artist/Musician/Producer/Engineer, Songwriter, Music Publisher/PRO and Record Label – vote.
Tony Awards: June 11
The Tony Awards are often overlooked as one of the big four in American entertainment. They honor excellence in live Broadway theater and represent the “T” in EGOT.
Who votes: A rotating group of theater professionals selected by the Tony Awards Board are invited to see each new Broadway production before meeting each year to determine the nominees. Then, members of the New York theater community, including actors, writers, directors, designers, managers, casting directors, and administrative staff, who are also expected to attend all nominated productions, vote. for the winners.
MTV Music Video Awards: August 27
The American cable channel MTV organizes its Video Music Awards, rewarding the best music video media of the past year.
Who votes: An unspecified voting committee votes for the VMA’s “professional” categories like Best Direction, Best Visual Effects, and more. All other categories are decided by online fan votes.
Country Music Association (CMA) Awards: To be determined
The Country Music Association Awards are one of the two biggest ceremonies in country music. Broadcast live from Nashville, the country music capital, the awards are presented to country music artists and broadcasters, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the country music industry.
Who votes: Voting members are people whose main income comes from the music industry, such as artists, managers, publicists, journalists, engineers, songwriters, etc. .
American Music Awards (AMA): November 19
The American Music Awards were originally created in 1973 by Dick Clark for ABC. They celebrate the latest and greatest talents on the contemporary music scene.
Who votes: What started as a decision among members of the music industry, with nominees and winners based on sales and number of streams, later turned into a ceremony determined by fan votes.
Source : WORLD NEWS