If you love a celeb spot as much as we do then you’re going to love this guide. As is the norm, another year means the promise of a load more celebrity-filled, glam, red-carpet rolling events and we’re all over them like flies! So, get your ball gowns at the ready ladies, and men? Whack on the suits! Here are the hottest events of 2019 that you should be attending… or at least trying to!

24th of February

The Oscars

The Oscars is returning for its 91st edition and we’re already stockpiling popcorn and reserving the best seats in our houses for the glitzy spectacle. The 2019 awards will take place on the 24th February at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. However despite technology constantly advancing and playing a monumental part in our lives, we empathise with those struggling desperately to stream it to no avail! So, to keep abreast of the Oscars action get yourself tuned into Sky from 12am as the stars align on the red carpet. The awards then begin at 1:30am so you’ll have eaten enough popcorn to put you straight into a sleepy-eyed food coma. Keep an eye out on social media stories too; we’re sure channels like E! News and the celebs themselves will be posting stories galore, and the occasional Ellen DeGeneres selfie!

As is the norm, Elton John will be hosting his annual Oscars bash afterwards, which you can find more about here

Website: www.oscar.go.com

The Grammy Awards Pre-Grammy Gala

9th of February

A host of celebrities attend this big annual bash on the eve of the major award ceremony. Expect performances, sensational outfits and some serious celeb spotting!

Website: www.grammy.com

10th of February


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. This year a tragicomedy starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne – leads the British Academy Film Awards 2019 nominations with 12 nods.

Website: www.bafta.org

Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party

7th of February

Believe it or not celebrities love to party, especially when the Grammy’s are coming up (so they’re either drinking to celebrate or drinking to commiserate!) Either way if you’re up for trying your luck at sneaking into a wild party then the annual after party hosted by the major record label Warner Music is the one to be at.

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Website: www.grammy.com

The EE Rising Star Awards

10th of February

The EE Rising Star Award, previously known as the Orange Rising Star Award, is one of the award categories for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts which acknowledges new talents in the acting industry. The awards are the only ones to be voted for by the general public and this year nominees include Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan, Lakeith Stanfield and Letitia Wright.

Website: www.bafta.org

The Brit Awards

20th of February

Us Brits can’t miss one of the biggest bashes in our country calendar! The UK’s biggest music awards show sees an abundance of live music performances and VIPs expected. This year, Jack Whitehall is taking centre stage as the presenter so we’re in for a chuckle!

Website: www.brits.co.uk

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 01: Chloe Bailey (L) and Halle Bailey perform onstage during the 2018 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Oscars Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Essence)

Black Women In Hollywood Awards

21st of February

Essence, the pre-eminent brand for African-American women, kicks off GRAMMY® weekend with its annual Black Women Awards event. It’s one you won’t want to miss!

Website: www.essence.com

Independent Spirt Awards

23rd of February

Celebrities attend the award ceremony in Hollywood with Aubrey Plaza hosting this year. The Independent Spirit Awards recognise those filmmakers with unique vision.

Website: www.filmindependent.org

Women of the World

8th of March

WOW – Women of the World – has announced two major events across International Women’s Day 2019 to address the state of gender equality today. On Friday 8 March in What Now? looks at the here and now. From politics to financial empowerment, from toxic masculinity to the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia here are the subjects that matter most collated from WOW Thinkins around the world. On Saturday 9 March we ask What’s Next?,  and present some of the artists, thinkers, and activists who are bringing new thinking and ideas that will transform the world.

Website: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

The National Film Awards

The National Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent film makers, actor, actresses, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry. All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans.

Website: www.nationalfilmawards.org

The Olivier Awards

7th of April

An evening in association with Mastercard, actors are honoured while others celebrate the successes of those within the theatre industry.

Website: www.officiallondontheatre.com

Met Gala Ball

6th of May

It’s the one we wait for all year round in desperate anticipation to see what the celebs are wearing. The exclusive fundraising gala is for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. VIPs and celebrities attend but it’s a strictly invitation only event we’re afraid chaps, so you’ll have to oggle from the sidelines.

Website: www.metmuseum.org

The Billboard Music Awards

15th of May

The Billboard Music Awards is the annual ceremony that celebrates artists based on sales figures. Highlights from last year’s awards include a tie between Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran for most wins, with six each, and Ed brought home the bacon with his Top Artist Award – yes Ed!

Website: www.billboard.com

Ed Sheeran with the 'Songwriter of the Year' Award at the 60th Ivor Novello Awards at the Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Photo by Mark Allan

The Ivor Novello Awards

23rd of May

Named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, songwriters, composers and music publishers are honoured in this respected award ceremony. Ed took home gold again last year and you may remember Stormzy taking to the stage with Dave and dissing Theresa May over over lack of NHS funding, military involvement in Syria, wage stagnation and more – controversial, that’s for sure!

Website: www.theivors.com


Cannes Film Festival

14-25th of May

2019 marks the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival (wow!), with Spanish film director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar selected as the President of the Jury for the festival. The most prolific and iconic film festival will showcase films from both established, and emerging directors. The festival runs until the 25th of May.

Website: www.cannes.com

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9795673t) Video Vanguard award winner Jennifer Lopez, left, performs 2018 MTV Video Music Awards - Show, New York, USA - 20 Aug 2018

MTV Music Awards

19th of August

The annual award’s from MTV as a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of the film and TV industry. Aside from music, the awards tend to be filled with drama making them a very fun watch. Last year Kim Kardashian sparked cultural appropriation controversy and we’re intrigued to see what this year has on the cards… watch this space!

Website: www.mtv.com

The MTV Video Music Awards

19th of August

The annual MTV ceremony recognises creative music videos. Last year’s winner was Camilla Cabello for Havana which has a whopping 700,000,000 views!

Website: www.mtv.com

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Date TBC

The night when we get to oggle some of the most glam, sexy ladies that the catwalk has to offer. The annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show showcases the lingerie brand’s latest collection with musical performances and VIPs.

Website: www.victoriassecret.com

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