Entertainment award shows generally provide great television entertainment. Everyone's favorite stars come together to reflect on the industry they have been such a huge part of. It gives the public a taste of the real personalities of the stars that they have come to idolize, as well as providing a few hours or so of some really entertaining television. Remember when Kanye West made a fool of himself not too long ago? Classic.
The stars themselves already have more money than they'll ever need, so is it really necessary to award them with yet another gold sculpture to take home? Of course not! Traditional yet elegant glass trophies are more than enough to provide elation from the recipient without being patronizing.
Indeed, bespoke awards are commonplace in all fields of industry. Nothing boosts morale more than holding an annual award event for your company. Glass corporate awards make those who work their hardest feel appreciated, as well as provide a great night for everyone involved in the ceremony.
Let's have a brief look at some of the more famous award shows presented on television. First we have the ever-popular Golden Globe awards, presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). These bespoke awards ceremonies recognize outstanding domestic and foreign achievements in the entertainment industry. Their aim of course is to focus wide public attention upon only the very best in the industry of motion pictures and television.
The performers with the most Golden Globes include Sigourney Weaver of Alien and Avatar fame, Joan Plowright for her performances in Enchanted April and Stalin, and more recently Kate Winslet for her roles in Revolutionary Road and The Reader.
Moving onto the Emmy awards, which were first established in 1949, we have awards that are split into area-specific ceremonies. The most notable of rewards here are the Primetime and Daytime Emmys. The former is held in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. Many of these awards are presented to behind-the-scenes personnel, including art directors, costume designers, casting managers, and sound editors. No glass corporate awards here, then.
The Daytime Emmys are similar but held to recognize those in the daytime television programming area. These first began in 1972, a few decades after the first Emmys, as television became more and more mainstream. Instead of glass trophies the recipients receive trophies shaped like an angel holding high spherical rings that shape a globe.
Of course, we're missing what is arguably the king of all award ceremonies – The Oscars. But we'll get to that later …