Definition of awards ceremony in US English:

awards ceremony

(also award ceremony)

noun

  • A formal occasion at which prizes are given to honor achievement in a particular field.

    ‘winners will be selected and brought together at a special awards ceremony’
    ‘a prestigious awards ceremony’
    • ‘The teenager was a little overwhelmed by all of the attention she attracted at the awards ceremony.’
    • ‘He received the youth achievement award at the awards ceremony.’
    • ‘Three assessments will take place in 2004, culminating in an awards ceremony towards the end of the year.’
    • ‘Three entrants will be short listed to go forward to the Finals, which will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony.’
    • ‘Adult learners from New College celebrated unprecedented success at a special awards ceremony.’
    • ‘Finalists gathered at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Milennia.’
    • ‘He wanted to invite the public to future police award ceremonies so they could get a greater understanding of how the police service works.’
    • ‘The clean sweep at the world's biggest film awards ceremony was made by the third and last part of the epic screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.’
    • ‘The website carries photos of celebrities attending award ceremonies, dressed in glamorous attire.’
    • ‘When we get invited to awards ceremonies, we all just want to know if we've won or not.’
    • ‘The star was named best musical artist at the LA-based awards ceremony in February 2006.’
    • ‘The invitations to present award ceremonies across Europe and play gigs in far-flung places are stacking up.’
    • ‘Every significant filmmaking country in the world has an annual awards ceremony honouring the year's finest indigenous productions.’
    • ‘They will find out whether they have won at the glittering awards ceremony, but they face stiff competition.’
    • ‘This prestigious annual awards ceremony was attended by a dazzling array of celebrities, socialites and restaurant owners.’
    • ‘The award ceremony builds on the success of the inaugural awards held last year.’
    • ‘We've not been to that many award ceremonies, and as a band we're not really into that whole business of being seen.’
    • ‘The group also offers the perfect Hollywood-style incentive: a gala awards ceremony complete with a gourmet dinner of organic food and wine.’
    • ‘Last night's glittering awards ceremony was attended by the young nominees, their families, friends and teachers.’
    • ‘After some milling about, the awards ceremony gets underway.’
    • ‘The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards have honoured the best in folk, roots, and acoustic music with an annual awards ceremony since 2000.’
    • ‘This was my planned speech for the award ceremony.’
    • ‘This is the first year that the prestigious awards ceremony has included an award of this type and they are collectively and understandably delighted.’
    • ‘The award ceremony was a lively affair with music supplied by talented guitarists.’