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.


Academy Awards

Oscars 2016 Preview: How Caricatures Will Inspire This Year's Governors Ball

The Academy's official Oscars after-party will feature more than 170 specially commissioned drawings showcasing filmmaking legends.

News Posted February 18, 2016, 3:51 PM EST

Oscar Party Pictures: Big Venue Changes, Social Media Pushes, and Old Hollywood Glam

This year's Academy Awards events included two major location moves, inventive social sharing ideas, and—apropos of the big night—decor and design that recalled the industry's golden age.

Event Report Posted February 23, 2015, 5:09 PM 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


Golden Globes

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


Grammy Awards

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


Award Show Strategy

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

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

The Big Surprise at This Year's Kennedy Center Honors

The prestigious performing arts event will switch producers after 37 years.

Event Report Posted December 11, 2014, 7:15 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

How the BET Awards Fan Fest Changed This Year

In conjunction with its annual award show, the cable network brought back its public experience, a heavily sponsored expo featuring multiple celebrity appearances.

Event Report Posted July 2, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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