Awards & Prizes

Literature & Book Awards

Excellent directory for most literary prizes.

Booker Prize
Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written by a British or Commonwealth author, administered by Book Trust (the independent charity which promotes books and reading.)

Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Awards
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream".

Children's Book Awards
Another index site to the various literature awards, specializing in children's books.

Costa Book Awards
The Costa Book Awards aim to celebrate and promote the best of contemporary British writing.

Dagger Awards
From the Crime Writers Association, these awards are given to the year's best crime fiction.

Edgar Allen Poe Awards
From the Mystery Writers of America, the Edgars' are awarded to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the genre.

Hugo Awards
Prize for Science Fiction, given annually by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).

Modern Library's 100 Best Polls
Modern Library's readers' and board lists for the best 100 novels and non-fiction books of the 20th Century.

Mythopedic Awards
Awards for literature dealing with fantasy and mythic literature.

Nebula Awards
From the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of America, awards are given in several categories for the year's best science fiction.

Newbery Awards
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Library Service to Children , a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

O. Henry Awards
The O. Henry Awards are an annual collection of the year's best stories published in American and Canadian magazines written by American and Canadian authors.

PEN/Faulkner Award
Named for William Faulkner, who used his Nobel Prize funds to create an award for young writers and affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists), the international writers organization. The PEN/Faulkner Award was founded by writers in 1980 to honor their peers and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the United States.

Prix Aurora Awards
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, similar to the Hugo Awards.

Pulitzer Prize Awards
The famed award given out in a number of various categories including literature.

Movie Awards

Bafta Awards
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts is the UK's leading organization promoting and rewarding the best in film, television, and interactive media.

Cannes Film Festival
The world-renowned festival celebrating the best of the best in cinema.

Genie Awards
The Genie Awards annually recognize and celebrate Canada's cinematic achievements.

Golden Globe Awards
Awards given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Independent Spirit Awards
The Independent Spirit Awards honor the best of independent films given out by the Independent Feature Project/West (IFP/West).

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards
Highly acclaimed awards given out yearly by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The official Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences site.

Peabody Awards
The George Foster Peabody Awards, established in 1939 and first awarded in 1940, recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by radio and television networks, stations, producing organizations, cable television organizations, and individuals.

SAG Awards
The Screen Actors Guild, the only televised awards show to exclusively honor performers, presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television.

Sundance Film Festival
Another extremely well-known and popular festival showcasing the best in film from around the world.

Music Awards

ACM Awards
The Academy of Country Music Awards

Prestigious music awards ceremony held by the Australian Record Industry Association which focuses on the best talent in the country of Australia.

The Country Music Awards website

The cream of the crop in awards regarding the music industry.

Television Awards

The website for the top award regarding television.

Golden Globes
In addition to awards for films, the Golden Globes also have its fair share of awards for various categories in television.