Awards Season

Party season has ended for most of us, with the conclusion of the holiday stretch of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, but celebrities are just gearing up for the festivities. What Holloywood calls the "awards season" is upon us. During the next ten weeks or so, the entertainment business will dish out trophies to each other. All that self-praise is actually big biz, feeding the bottomline, building buzz and greasing the marketing engines for a bunch of products in film, television, and music. 

Here's the list of the biggies:

January 8, 2014 -- People's Choice Awards

January 12, 2014 -- Golden Globe Awards

January 18, 2014 -- Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

January 26, 2014 -- Grammy Awards

March 2, 2014 -- Academy Awards

There's also the PGA Awards (January 19, 2014), the DGA Awards (January 25, 2014), the WGA Awards (February 1, 2014), and the BAFTA Awards (February 16, 2014).

They also have to compete with the Super Bowl XLVIII (February 2, 2014) and the Winter Olympics in Sochi (February 7 - February 23, 2014).

Let the fun begin.