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An overview of the entertainment industry awards 2014 season

The entertainment industry looks to a variety of awards from January to early March much like college football's postseason bowl games. Two of the longest-running awards shows are the Golden Globe Awards in January and the Academy Awards in March.

Crystal is among those attending the Jan. 11, 2014 BAFTA LA Awards
Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

The People's Choice Awards kicked off the honors January 8 and fans voted for 58 different categories.

The Golden Globe Awards were first held in 1947 and votes come from about 90 journalists who report on the entertainment industry for outlets worldwide. The Golden Globes will air January 12 8ET on NBC.

Critics' Choice Movie Awards launched in 1995 and more than 280 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association vote. The show airs January 16, 8ET/PT on The CW.

The Critics Choice Television Awards began four years ago.

Screen Actors Guild Awards focus on acting achievements in five categories for film and eight categories for television. Only members of SAG-AFRTA vote. The show airs January 18 at 8ET on TBS and TNT.

The Grammy Awards is in the 56th year and is for all genres of music. Members of the Recording Academy vote in 82 categories. The show airs January 26 8ET/PT on CBS. The Grammy Museum is in downtown Los Angeles at LA Live.

Film Independent Spirit Awards are for arts-driven films made on independent-level budgets in 15 categories. Any dues-paying member of Film Independent can vote. The show airs March 1, 10ET/PT on IFC.

The Academy Awards began in 1929. Just like the Rose Bowl is the "granddaddy" of all college bowl games, the Academy Awards, or Oscars, is the longest-running awards show and honors films in 24 categories.

Votes come from 600 members of the Academy.

Two other awards shows include the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, February 16 airing on the BBC. More than 6,500 members cast ballots for any film that showed on screens in Great Britain. The film can be produced in any country.

BAFTA has a Los Angeles awards component and website.

Lastly, for those with a sense of humor the Golden Raspberry Awards take place on Saturday March 1 and highlights the worst in film. Voting rights are given to anyone who pays 40 bucks for a Razzie membership.

There are six different guilds that have their own awards shows between January 19 and February 22. These are the Producers Guild, Directors Guild, Writers Guild, Art Directors Guild, ACE Eddie Awards for film editors, and Costume Designers Guild Awards.

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