Awards Show TV Shows

About Awards Show

Telecasts of some of the most well-known performing arts award ceremonies are consistently among the highest rated television programs worldwide. The presentation of the awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists, more commonly know as the Oscars, is arguably the most-watched awards show-the Academy claims that up to billion people watch the show every year-but other big-name award shows such as those presented by the Academy of Television Art and Sciences (the Emmys) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys) also draw huge audiences. Smaller-scale shows focus on narrower niches within the film, television and performing arts industries.

The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast on NBC in 1953, and responsibility for the broadcast has shifted back and forth between NBC and ABC in the years since. The broadcast has turned into a several-hours-long extravaganza, with awards presentations punctuated by musical numbers, skits and special presentations. Coverage of the arrival of celebrities on the red carpet outside the ceremony's venue has also become a highly anticipated event, and various networks produce their own coverage of pre-ceremony activities.

The Oscars, with their glamorous celebrities, production numbers and comedic presentations, are a model for many other awards shows that cover a variety of arts, genres and categories of entertainment. The Academy of Country Music Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the Tony Awards are just a few of the higher profile award shows, and many cable networks, such as MTV, BET and Nickelodeon produce their own award shows. Special-interest organizations-the NAACP and GLAAD, for example-also sometimes produce award ceremonies to honor performers who have made outstanding contributions to the areas and causes to which the organizations are devoted.

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The Grammys
The Grammys
Kids' Choice Awards
Kids' Choice Awards
NAACP Image Awards
NAACP Image Awards
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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
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The Emmy Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
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The Academy Awards (Oscars)
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
BET Awards
BET Awards
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Trumpet Awards
The Trumpet Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Teen Choice Awards
Nickelodeon HALO Awards
Nickelodeon HALO Awards
The Golden Globe Awards
The Golden Globe Awards
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
People's Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
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Black Girls Rock!
The Grammy Nominations Concert Live
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GMA Dove Awards
GMA Dove Awards
Independent Spirit Awards
Independent Spirit Awards
The Daytime Emmy Awards
The Daytime Emmy Awards
Tony Awards
Tony Awards
American Comedy Awards
American Comedy Awards
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MTV Fandom Awards
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The 3rd Annual DramaFever Awards
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McDonald's 365 Black Awards
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2013 MAMA
Young Hollywood Awards
Young Hollywood Awards
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The Alternative Press Magazine Awards Show
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The 2nd Annual DramaFever Awards
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Latin American Music Awards
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The Streamy Awards
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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards
AKC National Championship Dog Show
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The Wooden Award
The Wooden Award
American Football Coaches Awards
American Football Coaches Awards
Breakthrough Prize
Breakthrough Prize
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Gold Glove Awards
Gold Glove Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards
The Britannia Awards
The Britannia Awards
Grown & Sexy
Grown & Sexy
Hall of Game Awards
Hall of Game Awards
VH1 Rock Honors
VH1 Rock Honors
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Scripps National Spelling Bee
Academy of Country Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Awards
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
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The BET Honors
The BET Honors
Award Season
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Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards
ALMA Awards
ALMA Awards
The ESPY Awards
The ESPY Awards
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The American Film Institute Salute to ...
Scream Awards
Scream Awards
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
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2008 GLAAD Awards
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Fox Reality Channel Really Awards 2008
Fox Reality Channel Really Awards 2009
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2008 A-List Awards
2008 A-List Awards
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Tasty Awards
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The Geneis Awards
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New Now Next Awards
mtvU Woodie Awards
mtvU Woodie Awards
TeenNick HALO Awards
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The Mark Twain Prize
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European Music Awards
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