With the Golden Globes about to take place and awards season in full swing - how are these awards different from the Oscars?

Between the glitz of the nominations, the speeches and the red carpet, it's easy to get lost in the glamour of a Hollywood award season. 

And while the after-parties and designer outfits might look similar to the untrained eye, the two awards shows are in fact very different. 

Whether you're looking to impress your friends with some pop culture trivia or you just want to know the difference once and for all, here are all the ways the Golden Globes differ from the Academy Awards.

What is the difference between the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globes and the Oscars are different for a variety of reasons. 

The Globes kick off the awards season on Sunday, January 7 at 8pm Eastern Time or 1 am in the UK.

The ceremony will take place at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on Paramount for the rest of the world and CBS network in the US.

Meanwhile, the Academy Awards end the season in style on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

This means that both shows have very different atmospheres - the Globes are more of a party affair, and the Oscars are seen to be a bit more formal.

The award shows also celebrate different talents - while the Golden Globes applaud work in both TV and film, the Oscars praise film only.

You will also see differences in the voting process.

While Golden Globe winners are chosen by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the Oscars select their nominees and winners from the votes of the almost 9500 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.