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Golden Globes vs. Emmys

Golden Globes are the special performance and honor-based awards given to the film (Cinema) industry and Television industry. These include both domestic and foreign workers in the field of TV industry and film. Emmys are the awards given to recognize the prestige in the Television industry only, which includes TV series, dramas, etc.

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Golden Globes are usually awarded to the American film and television industry but also include international work too. Conversely, Emmys are given only to the American television industry.
Golden Globes include the film and television industries both. On the flip side, the Emmys are only for the television industry.
Golden Globes are the showbiz performance awards given to the outstanding performers in the film and television industries both. On the other hand, the Emmys are the performance awards given to excellent performers in the television industry.

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Awarded For

Excellence in Television and Film both
Excellence in Television Industry


United States
United States


Film and TV both
Only Television Industry

Presented By

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

First Awarded

January 20, 1944
January 25, 1949

What are Golden Globes?

Golden Globes are the showbiz performance-based awards given to the outstanding performers in recognition of their excellence in the film industry and as well as in the TV industry. Golden Globes are worlds one of the most famous and most desirable awards as they are given for the last 73 years and possess a great honor historically.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association gives these awards. It includes stuff from all around the world, but mostly preference is given to the Hollywood film and TV industry. Hollywood Foreign Press Association was established in 1943 by a group of creative writers, who came across the idea of Golden Globe awards.

The first-ever Golden Globe Awards were held in the United States on January 20, 1944. Currently, there are 93 jury members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association who nominates the performers in a variety of categories. The Golden Globe award ceremony is live telecasted all around the world in more than 167 countries.

What are Emmys?

Emmy Awards are the World’s biggest and most precious performance-based awards given to the recognition of excellence in the Television Industry. These are the world-famous awards and are resembles the other specified awards such as Tony Award for the theater, Grammy Award for music, and Academy Award for the film.

Although these awards are given to the excellent performers only in the American TV industry, still these awards are recognized globally because of their historical tradition and merit-based exposure.

These awards are organized and supervised by three different organizations that include ATAS (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), and IATAS (International Academy of Television Arts Sciences).

The very first Emmy Awards were presented on January 25 in 1949. Emmy Awards are divided into a series of different phases in which various categories are present. The main phases that include the creative arts and drama series of the television are the Primetime Emmy and Daytime Emmy.

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