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Oscar-2014There are three major categories: critics’ awards, voted on (usually annually) by a group of critics; festival awards, awards presented to the best film shown in a particular film festival; and industry awards, which are selected by professionals working in some branch of the movie industry.

Significant Critics’ awards


  • Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA)


  • Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)


  • French Union of Film Critics
  • Louis Delluc Prize


  • Cinemarati Awards
    Online Film Critics Society
    Online Motion Picture Academy
    Skander Halim Memorial Movie Survey
    Italian Online Movie Awards

United Kingdom

  • Evening Standard British Film Awards
    London Film Critics Circle


Fipresci – The international federation of film critics

United States

American Film Institute Awards (AFI)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA)
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA)
  • Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
  • Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies)
  • Iowa Film Critics (IFC)
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
  • National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
  • National Board of Review (NBR)
  • New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS)
  • San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
  • Santa Fe Film Critics Circle
  • Seattle Film Critics (SFC)
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA)
  • St. Louis Film Critics
  • Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Significant Festival awards

(This is not intended to be a complete list of film festivals, but to showcase the distinctively named awards given at some festivals.)


  • Montreal World Film Festival
    • Grand Prix des Ameriques (best picture)

Czech Republic

  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    • Crystal Globe (best picture)


  • Cannes Film Festival
    • Palme d’Or (best picture)
    • Grand Prize (best picture runner up)
    • Camera d’Or (best first picture)


  • Berlin International Film Festival
    • Golden Bear (best picture)
    • Silver Bear (jury grand prize, director, actor and actress)


  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival
    • Golden Alexander (best picture)


  • Venice International Film Festival
    • Golden Lion (best picture)
    • Coppa Volpi (best actor and actress)


  • Norwegian International Film Festival
    • Amanda (various categories)


  • Moscow International Film Festival
    • Saint George Slaying the Dragon


  • San Sebastian Film Festival
    • Golden Shell (best picture)


  • Stockholm International Film Festival
    • Bronze Horse (best picture)


  • Locarno International Film Festival
    • Golden Leopard (best picture)
    • Silver Leopard (best picture)
    • Bronze Leopard (best actor and actress)

United Kingdom

  • Dinard British Film Festival
    • Golden Hitchcock (best picture)
  • London Film Festival
    • British Film Institute Sutherland Trophy (best picture)

United States

  • Chicago International Film Festival
    • Gold Hugo (best picture)
    • Silver Hugo (picture runner-up, actor, actress, director and cinematography)
  • Sundance Film Festival
    • Grand Jury Prize
    • Audience Award
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    • Golden Maile (best picture)
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    • Golden Space Needle (best picture)

Industry awards


  • Australian Film Institute Awards


  • Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
    • Genie Awards
      Gemini Awards
      Prix Gemeaux


  • European Film Academy
    • European Film Awards (formerly the Felix)


  • Cesar Awards
  • Lumieres de Paris Awards


  • German Film Awards
  • German Screen Awards

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Film Awards
    Golden Bauhinia Awards


  • International Documentary Association Awards
    World Soundtrack Awards
    World Stunt Awards


  • Irish Film and Television Academy Awards


  • Israeli Film and Television Academy Awards


  • David di Donatello Awards
  • Nastro d’Argento Awards


  • Japanese Academy Awards


  • Ariel Awards


  • Nika Award
    Golden Eagle Award

South Korea

  • Grand Bell Awards


  • Goya Awards


  • Guldbagga Awards


  • Swiss Film Awards


  • Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards

United Kingdom

  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
    • British Academy Film Awards
  • British Independent Film Awards

United States

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    • Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
    • Saturn Award
  • American Choreography Awards
    American Cinema Editors Golden Reels
    American Society of Cinematographers
    Art Directors Guild
    ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) Film and Television Awards
    AVN (Adult Video News) Awards
    BMI Film Music Awards
    Casting Society of America
    Cinema Audio Society
    Costume Designers Guild
    Directors Guild of America Awards
    EDI Reel Awards
    Golden Trailers
  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Golden Globe Awards
  • Hollywood Makeup and Hairstylist Guild
    Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards
    Hollywood Reporter YoungStar
    Independent Spirit Awards
  • International Animated Film Society / ASIFA-Hollywood
    • Annie Awards
  • International Press Academy
    • Satellite Awards
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors
    NAACP Image Awards
    Producers Guild of America Awards
    Publicists Guild of America Awards
    Screen Actors Guild Awards
    ShoWest/National Association of Theatre Owners Convention
    USC Scripter Award
    Visual Effects Society Awards
  • Writers Guild of America
    • Writers Guild Awards

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