Top 10 Most Watched Award Shows

Top 10 Most Watched Award Shows English Article

Wow! Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for his movie ‘Revenant’! Miley Cyrus gave a controversial performance at MTV Video Music Award Show! You don’t say that! Did you see the red flowing gown of Jennifer Aniston at the Academy Awards? Surely, such conversations must have taken place amongst you also. At the awards, not only are the celebrities get recognized for their work but also their beautiful dresses and handsome tuxedos are adored. When you need glamour, talent and entertainment all at one place you go to an award show.

Let’s look at top 10 most watched award shows.

1. The Academy Award of Merit

The Academy Awards or better known as the Oscars is an annual award ceremony of America. The master of ceremony is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This award ceremony takes place to acknowledge cinematic achievement in the film industry of United States as evaluated by the voting members of the award. The first Academy Award ceremony took place in 1929 on May 16. The 88th Oscars took place on February 28, 2016 at Dolby Theatre. The entertainer of the show was Chris Rock. Viewers this year were 34M.

2. Emmy Award

Emmy award is for acknowledgement in the industry of television and comparable to the Academy Award and the Grammy Award. The first Emmy Award ceremony was held on 25th January 1946. The most covered Emmy Awards are Primetime and Daytime Emmys. The masters of the ceremony are Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 68th Emmys took place on 18th September 2016 at Microsoft Theatre, California. The entertainer of the show was Jimmy Kimmel. Viewers of the 68th Primetime Emmys were 11.3M.

3. Grammy Awards

Grammy awards or previously known as Gramophone Award is an American accolade bestowed for outstanding achievements in English music industry by The Recording Academy. The first Grammy Award ceremony took place on May 4, 1959. It shares the acknowledgement of the Emmy Award and Tony Awards. The 58th Grammys took place on 15th February 2016 at Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Viewers of 58th Grammys were 24.95M.

4. MTV Video Music Award

VMAs or MTV Video Music Award are awarded to honor the best music video medium. It is known as “the Super Bowl for youth”. Viewers vote for the favorite videos to win. The first VMA ceremony was held in 1984 at Radio City Music Hall, New York. 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place on 28th August at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Viewers of the ceremony are 10.1M.

5. Cannes Film Festival

Festival de Cannes or the Cannes Film Festival is an annual festival of films held in France, founded in 1946. It previews all genres of new movies, also the documentaries. There are two awards in Cannes- Palme d’Or, Grand Prix. 69th Annual Festival de Cannes took place on 22nd May 2016 in France. The President of the Jury was Australian director George Miller.

6. British Academy Film Award

British Academy Film Awards is awarded for the best in a film. The master of the ceremony is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Since 2008, it takes place at Royal Opera House, London. The 69th British Academy Film Awards took place on 14 February 2016 at Royal Opera House, Central London. The entertainer of the show was Stephen Fry. The viewers this year were 4.5M.

7. Billboard Music Award

Billboard Music Award is an award ceremony that is held in May. It was dormant until 2006. The first Billboard Music award show was held in 1989. It is awarded to recognize exceptional chart performance. Dick Clark Productions produce the ceremony. The Billboard Music Award 2016 took place on 22nd May 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. The entertainer of the show was ' Ludacris', Ciara. Viewers count is 9.3M.

8. Golden Globes

The Golden Globes is an annual award ceremony that takes place to recognize excellence in television and film industry, both foreign and domestic. It is an American honor presented by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)’s 93 members. The 73rd Golden Globe Awards took place on January 10, 2016. The entertainer of the show was Ricky Gervais. The viewers count for this ceremony was 18.5M.

9. Country Music Association Awards

The Country Music Awards is an American accolade presented to acknowledge outstanding achievements in the industry of country music. The awards are given to country music artists and broadcasters. Country music artists performed at the ceremony. It was first presented in 1967. 2016 Country Music Association Awards took place on 2nd November 2016 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas. The entertainers of the ceremony were Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The viewers count of this show is 16.8M.

10. American Music Awards

The American Awards is an annual American accolade initiated by Dick Clark in 1973. The poll of fans and public which takes place through online voting decides the winner. 44th Annual American Music Awards took place on 20th November 2016 at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles. The entertainer of the show was Jennifer Lopez.

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