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5 Awards Season Trends: Event Ideas From the 2015 Oscars, Grammys, and Golden Globes

From upside-down flowers to crisp table settings, this year's parties celebrating film, television, and music featured notable design inspiration.

Idea File Posted March 3, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Rating the Oscars: Event Producers Give the 2015 Academy Awards a B+

Some of the country's top industry professionals discuss what they liked and didn't like at the 87th Academy Awards.

News Posted February 23, 2015, 8:02 AM EST

2015 Grammys: How History Inspired Events for Music's Big Night

From vintage travel motifs to vases made with cassette tapes, a number of parties surrounding the Recording Academy's Grammy Awards had nostalgic nods to the past.

Event Report Posted February 9, 2015, 4:08 PM EST

Golden Globes 2015: Photos From HBO, Weinstein Company, Fox, and Others, Plus Exclusive 'In Style' Pics

In the wake of the hacking scandal, Sony kept a low profile, but BuzzFeed was among the newbie hosts alongside veteran hosts such as HBO, Weinstein Company, Fox, In Style, Audi, and Bafta on the Golden Globes party scene.

Event Report Posted January 12, 2015, 3:44 PM EST

Golden Globes 2015 Preview: New Chef, Color-Blocked Roses, and Champagne Cocktails

The award show’s host hotel for the past 40 consecutive years showed off the meal it will serve in its International Ballroom on January 11.

News Posted January 5, 2015, 2:33 PM EST

Event Producers Give MTV V.M.A.s a "C": Sponsorship Felt "Heavy-Handed"

Industry pros rated the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, discussing everything from Beyoncé's performance to sponsorship integration.

News Posted August 25, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

MTV V.M.A.s Most Memorable Moments: Event Planners Share Their Top Picks

From standout set design to provocative performances, planners reveal what has impressed them about the annual show.

Readers' Forum Posted August 22, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT

How This Food Event Eliminated All Lines

The Rammys, a restaurant industry award show, rethought its event to keep guests happy and well-fed.

Event Report Posted June 30, 2014, 7:51 AM EDT

12 Fresh Ways to Acknowledge Event Honorees

Pay homage to honorees at award shows and other events with new, nontraditional invitation, decor, and activity ideas.

Event Intelligence Posted March 12, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

2014 Golden Globes: the Biggest Parties and Ideas

Themes that emerged from this year's parties included more muted, neutral color palettes, a distinctly residential look and feel, and the use of patterned screens and panels.

Event Report Posted January 13, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

Golden Globes Preview: Abundant Gold Roses, the First Champagne Cocktail, and More

The Beverly Hilton unveiled menu and decor details for the 71st annual award show at a preview in Los Angeles.

News Posted January 3, 2014, 3:57 PM EST

Does Your Award Show Feel Flat? 10 Ideas to Revamp It

From staging to seating, check out these ideas to inspire your annual award show or dinner.

Idea File Posted September 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

Emmy Awards Highlights: a Look Inside the Biggest Parties and Lounges

Here's a roundup of bold ideas from the Governors Ball, HBO, Bafta, and more around Los Angeles during TV's big week.

Event Report Posted September 23, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

MTV V.M.A.s Brooklyn Debut Floods City With Sponsors and Concert-Parties

In its first outing in New York since 2009—and its inaugural show in Brooklyn—the MTV Video Music Awards hit the city with a slew of preshow events fueled by corporate sponsors.

Event Report Posted August 26, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

What the Critics Said: V.M.A.s Disappointed With Poor Audiovisual Production, No Defining Moment

Despite controversial performances, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards failed to impress critics.

News Posted August 26, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

Event Producers Give the V.M.A.s ‘B’: MTV Show's Audio Was "Flawed"

Event pros discuss their favorite (and least favorite) moments from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York, including 'NSync's surprise appearance, Katy Perry's Brooklyn Bridge set, and the problematic audio production.

News Posted August 26, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

Emmy Preview: TV Academy Reveals Governors Ball's Futuristic Enchanted Forest

A month ahead of the largest sit-down dinner in the United States, a preview provided a look inside the decor, flowers, and menu for the Emmy awards' splashy Governors Ball.

News Posted August 22, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

What's Planned for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

The music network has planned several events around this year's show, including a series of concerts, preshow performances outside the Barclays Center, and a benefit for Lifebeat.

News Posted August 20, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

What Do You Do When Your Venue Closes Days Before Your Event?

When the Children's Book Choice Awards planners arrived for load in, they discovered a lock on the venue's doors and had to act quickly to save the event.

News Posted July 30, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

8 Swanky Design Details From 'Travel & Leisure' Award Dinner

Travel & Leisure honored its World's Best Awards winners during an elegant sit-down dinner followed by a restrained-but-tasteful after-party.

Event Report Posted July 26, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

Corporate Award Dinner Goes Glam and Grunge

Inspired by opera and street art, the shoe company's event was equal parts glamour and grunge.

Event Report Posted July 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Clio Awards Move From Minimalism to Glam to Mod—In One Night

The advertising industry honors went to Coca-Cola, Google, and others at the three-part award ceremony.

Event Report Posted May 20, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

Boy Band One Direction Sings Atop Giant Pinball Machine

Event Snapshot Posted March 18, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

Who Event Planners Would Pick to Host Next Year's Award Shows

News Posted February 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EST

Rating the Oscars: Event Pros on What They Loved and Hated

News Posted February 25, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

Oscars-Inspired Stage Frames Bacardi Awards

Event Snapshot Posted February 18, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

Grammy Party Photos: Inside the Biggest Bashes From Music's Big Week in L.A.

Event Report Posted February 11, 2013, 3:18 PM EST

SAG Awards Goes Glam With Deco-Inspired Decor

Event Report Posted January 28, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

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