Top 10 World’s Biggest Film Awards
Hard work is always appreciated in one form or another. For the people who are working in the entertainment industries, Award Functions are the best way one can get exposure and appreciation for the work which he/she has performed over the year. There are numerous award functions which are held every year in different corners of the world, some in small scale and some on a very large scale. In these award function every little aspect of the film and television are covered so that people working behind the scene also get the much deserved appreciation. There are so many categories such as leading actor, leading actress, story, background score, direction and others which are judged by a panel of reputed juries. Here we are looking at ten such film award functions which are biggest in the world.
10. British Independent Film Awards
British Independent Film Awards is held every year in order to appreciate the independent British films made throughout the year. This award ceremony is organized by the Film Festival Guild. BIFA award function was started in the year 1998 by Elliot Grove and since then this is an annual affair in the United Kingdom. The motive of this award function is to encourage the new people to make films keeping in mind a larger viewer target. There are in total 12 categories in which the films are judged. The most anticipated prize in this ceremony is British Lion Award.
9. Asian Film Awards
In order to motivate and appreciate the films made in Asia, Asian Film Festival was started in the year 2007. Since then every year this award function marks the facilitation of the prominent actors and the film teams. This award ceremony is powered by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society. Initially the trophy given was made up of white and black color but now it has been changed to golden. Asian Film Awards is the wonderful platform for the Asian film to get appreciation at the International level.
8. MTV Movie Awards
MTV is an entertainment channel which started its Movie Awards ceremony held every year in 1992. With each passing year, the standards and the level of the function held during the MTV Movie Awards night is increasing on a rapid pace. Today it is one of the most talked movie award in the whole world. Its award ceremony is attended by the top notch actors and directors. Their prime motive is to appreciate the best talent working in the entertainment industry. All the winner of this award function is decided with the help of votes taken online.
7. International Indian Film Academy Awards
The International Indian Film Academy Awards which is commonly called by the name of IIFA is one of the pioneer award function held in order to facilitate the most deserving people in Indian cinema. For the first time, IIFA was held in the year 2000 and since then it has become one of the widely followed award functions in Bollywood. There are so many categories under which people are awarded. In total 11 special, 14 technical and 14 popular awards are presented in its ceremony. The last edition of IIFA held in the 2013 was organized at Johannesburg, South Africa.
6. European Film Awards
European Film Awards is a regular award function held each year. Its first installment was organized in the year 1988 by the prestigious European Film Academy. The prime motive behind the organization of European Film Awards is to appreciate and showcase the best talent available in the entertainment industry of Europe. When this award function was first started, it was called by the name of Felix Award. The winners and nominees are strictly from the films made by the Europeans. The award ceremony is held every year in the month of December.
5. Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Awards is the oldest award ceremony which is held for appreciating the hard work of the people working in the Hindi film industry. The first Filmfare Awards was held in the year 1954 and since then, it is one such ceremony in Bollywood which everyone working in cinema looks forward to. A beautiful black statuette is provided to the winners and this has been given the name of “The Lady in Black”. Every year this award function is organized by the renowned Times Group and the awards are presented in about thirty seven different categories.
4. Palm D’or Awards
First hosted in the year 1955, Palm D’or Awards is among one of the oldest award functions held in the world. Every year people from around the world visit the prestigious Cannes Film Festival which marks the beginning of this award function. The whole ceremony is organized by the Festival International du Film de Cannes. The best film of the year is awarded with the top award. The statuette given to the winner is made up of 24 carat gold and is placed in a case of morocco leather.
3. Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards is held every year in the United States where people from the film as well as the television industry are appreciated for their fine work. This award ceremony was first organized in the year 1944 in the premises of the 20th Century Fox Studio and since then it is one of the highly anticipated award ceremony in the United States. The last ceremony which was held in January 2013 was organized in Beverly Hills, California. 93 people judge the nomination made in different categories and all of them are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Its coverage is telecasted in about 165 countries.
2. BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards was started in the year 1947 in England. In the year 1976 a major development occurred where the BAFTA Awards were merged with the Guild of Television Directors and Producers in an aim to make it even vaster and grandeur. BAFTA has over 6500 active members located in different parts of the world. The award presented to the winner is actually a mask which was designed by the renowned sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe. Special awards are presented to the movies and direction teams of the British Films during this award ceremony.
1. Academy Awards
For every people who is working in the film industry there cannot be any bigger appreciation than getting the much anticipated Academy Awards which is commonly called as the Oscars’. It has the reputation of being the Noble Prize in the entertainment industry. Started in the year 1929, each year people from around the world are awarded for the most amazing work they perform in the films over the past year. The Oscar Statue weighs about 3.8 kg and is made of pure gold. The last Oscar Awards were held in February 2013 in Los Angeles, California.