Several times during the year we watch award shows on television when celebrities are honored and receive awards for being successful for their work.
Do you know how these awards are different? There are award shows for music, acting, theater, film and television. Here's an outline and brief description of what each award show is all about. The award ceremonies are listed from the oldest to the newer ones.
Academy Awards for Motion Pictures
The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, are U.S. awards for achievements in the film industry. Winners are awarded the statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is much better known by its nickname Oscar. The Oscars is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony that was first televised in 1953, but the first award ceremony was in 1929.
Grammy Award for Music
A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The first Grammy Award ceremony was on May 4, 1959.
Tony Award for Theater
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theater. The first Tony Award was given in 1947.
Golden Globe Award for Film and Television
The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed for excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The first Golden Globe Award was in January 1944.
People's Choice Award for Popular Culture
The People's Choice Award is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is voted on by the general public.
Screen Actors Guild Award for film and primetime television
The Screen Actors Guild Award (also known as the SAG Award) is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television. The first SAG award was on February 25, 1995.