Awards Shows in Los Angeles

AFI Awards at the Dolby Theatre
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​There are lots of awards shows in Los Angeles, including some that are open to the public. Use this information to attend an awards show and feel like a Hollywood celebrity yourself.

Hollywood Awards Shows

  • People’s Choice Awards – Honoring outstanding achievement in film and television as voted by the viewing public.
    When: First or second week of January
    Where: Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live
    Info: (212) 975-3247, www.peopleschoice.com
     
  • Golden Globe Awards – Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honoring outstanding achievement in film and television.
    When: Typically held in mid-January
    Where: Beverly Hilton Hotel
    Info: (310) 657-1731, www.goldenglobes.com
     
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards – Honoring the finest performances in film and television as voted by film actors.
    When: Typically held in late January or early February
    Where: Shrine Auditorium and Exposition Center
    Info: (310) 473-4172, www.sagawards.org
     
  • Annie Awards – Honoring achievement in animated films; sponsored by the International Animated Film Society.
    When: Typically held in late January or early February
    Where: Royce Hall at UCLA
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (818) 842-8330; tickets: (818) 243-2539. www.annieawards.org
     
  • Writers Guild Awards – Presented by the Writers Guild of America, honoring achievements in film and television writing.
    When: Typically held in February
    Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (323) 782-4574, www.wga.org
     
  • Grammy Awards – Honoring outstanding achievement in the recording arts, as voted by people in the recording industry; presented by The Recording Academy.
    When: End of January to mid-February
    Where: Staples Center at L.A. LIVE
    Info: (310) 392-3777, www.grammy.com
     
  • NAACP Image Awards – Honoring excellence of African Americans in the arts, including film, television, literature and music.
    When: February or March
    Where: Pasadena Civic Auditorium
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (323) 938-5268, www.naacpimageawards.net
     
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards – Honoring achievement in independent filmmaking; presented by Film Independent, a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to the production and promotion of independent movies.
    When: Late February or early March
    Where: Location varies
    Info: (310) 432-1200, www.spiritawards.com
     
  • Academy Awards – Honoring achievement in film as voted by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There are no public tickets for the Awards ceremony, but you can check out Oscar events for everyone.
    When: Late February or early March
    Where: The Dolby Theatre
    Info: (310) 247-3000, www.oscars.org
     
  • East/West Players Visionary Awards – Awards for excellence in Asian American theater, film and television.
    When: Mid-April
    Where: The Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (213) 625-7000, www.eastwestplayers.org
     
  • Emmy Awards – Awards for excellence in primetime television programs, given by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
    When: Late August or September
    Where: The Microsoft (formerly Nokia) Theatre at L.A. Live!
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (818) 754-2800, www.emmys.com
     
  • Media Access Awards – Paying tribute to the media and entertainment industry for promoting awareness of disabilities and accessibility; presented by the California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
    When: October
    Where:: TBA
    Public tickets may be available.
    Info: (916) 654-7153, mediaaccessawards.com
     
  • LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards – Honoring excellence in Los Angeles theater, including musicals and plays.
    When: November
    Where: Location varies
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (213) 614-0556, www.lastagealliance.com.
     
  • IDA Documentary Awards Gala - Presented to distinguished documentary filmmakers of the year.
    When: Early December
    Where: Director's Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, LA
    Public tickets available.
    Info: (213) 534-3600,
    www.documentary.org.