Topic Archive: Award shows

2016 MTV V.M.A.s: How the Event Used Major Brands to Celebrate Artistry

Pepsi, Guess, and other brands promoted new initiatives before, during, and after the show.

Event Report Posted September 1, 2016, 6:45 AM EDT

Rating the MTV V.M.A.s: Event Producers Give the Award Show a C+

Industry professionals reviewed the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, providing thoughts on everything from performances by Beyoncé and Rihanna to the stage design at Madison Square Garden.

News Posted August 29, 2016, 8:17 AM EDT

11 Kitschy, Tropical Design Ideas From the Teen Choice Awards

Fox decked out its V.I.P. tent with a vintage, Palm Beach-like look that breathed new life into the "grandmother's" decor vibe.

Event Report Posted August 10, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Prince Tribute Video Sphere, Instagram-Powered Printers, a Giant Ice Cream Carton

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted June 24, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2016: Joachim Splichal

The chef and co-founder of Patina Catering serves the Hollywood elite at award show after-parties.

Event Innovators 2016 Posted May 17, 2016, 5:15 AM EDT

Why the Recording Academy Brought a Grammy Event to Brooklyn

The Recording Academy partnered with Upsilon Ventures for its first-ever multiday Grammy Park concert event in Brooklyn.

Event Report Posted May 12, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Steal These 6 Trends From 2016 Award Season Events

An array of design and decor motifs emerged from parties surrounding the Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG awards, Grammys, and Critics' Choice Awards.

Idea File Posted March 7, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

Oscars Review: Event Producers Give 2016 Show a "B"

Industry professionals from across the country discuss what they liked and disliked about the 88th annual Academy Awards.

News Posted February 29, 2016, 8:23 AM EST

2016 Grammys: See the Recording Academy's Candy Land-Inspired After-Party

This year's the theme for the Grammy awards official party included vintage arcade games, roving performers, and oversize candy props.

Event Report Posted February 16, 2016, 12:46 PM EST

Podcast: Where Award Shows Fail—and How to Make Them Work

Exploring what makes a successful award show and how event pros can innovate.

GatherGeeks Posted February 11, 2016, 8:17 AM EST

Grammys Preview: a Sneak Peek at the After-Party's New Catering Menu

Patina will take over the Recording Academy's 5,000-person Grammy Celebration, offering food at multiple California-theme stations—plus cotton candy on trees.

News Posted February 4, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

What the SAG Awards Bash Did Differently This Year

After moving to the Shrine stage, the People and Entertainment Industry Foundation official after-party got a look inspired by Hollywood's golden age.

Event Report Posted February 3, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

Golden Globes 2016: How HBO, 'In Style,' Netflix, and Others Celebrated

Wild weather added drama to the highly stylized and densely concentrated award week events.

Event Report Posted January 11, 2016, 6:18 PM EST

Golden Globes 2016 Preview: 10,000 Flown-In Flowers, Moët's Nod to 'Oz'

The Beverly Hilton unveiled the decor and menu details that await the 1,300 guests of the 73rd annual show.

News Posted January 4, 2016, 4:26 PM EST

Emmys by the Numbers: What It Took to Produce the Governors Ball

The Television Academy's official after-party had staggering amounts of crystals, chocolate, and china.

News Posted September 22, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

2015 MTV V.M.A.s Parties: the New Brands and Events Surrounding This Year's Awards

Just as the Video Music Awards show moves and evolves over the years, so do the parties, with a new mini-festival and a big-brand format change for this year.

Event Report Posted September 2, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

Event Pros Give MTV V.M.A.s a "C+": a More "Forgettable" Award Show

Industry professionals reviewed the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, discussing everything from Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift's truce and Kanye West's speech to the set and lighting design and use of an outdoor stage.

News Posted August 31, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT

Teen Choice Awards: the Strategic Design Behind Fox's All-Ages V.I.P. Tent

To accommodate families of sponsors and V.I.P.s, Fox created a space with a purposeful layout to equally serve kids' and adults' preferences.

Event Report Posted August 24, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

ESPN Targets Multiple Audiences With ESPY Week Events

From an elite suite designed for athletes to an after-party for 3,400 with arena-level entertainment, ESPN's award week events catered to an array of specific crowds.

Event Report Posted July 22, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

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

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