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Award Shows

For the Hollywood elite, award season signals some of the year's biggest and most glamorous parties. From the Oscars to the Grammys, here's our coverage of the latest event news, ideas, and trends from award shows.


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Award Show Strategy

'Vanity Fair' Oscar Party Details: New Venue, a 6,000-Pound Chandelier—and Absolutely No Theme

The magazine lifted the traditional veil of mystery surrounding its Academy Awards bash to reveal some surprising new details of the upcoming event.

News Posted February 19, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

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

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

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

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

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

Shorty Awards Expand Reach Through Sponsors, Year-Round Presence

Event Report Posted March 29, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

2001-2011: How the FiFi Awards Changed Formats to Keep Attendees Happy

Event Report Posted July 29, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

TD Bank Reworks Employee Award Dinner With Custom 100-Person Table—and No Stage

After a last-minute venue change, TD Bank's 100-person award dinner took on a new, inventive format with the introduction of an amoeba-shaped table, and no stage.

Event Report Posted March 10, 2009, 11:42 AM EDT


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