The Branson Show Awards Committee is pleased to announce the Winners for the 2014 season!
We saw every show before we selected the nominees and now the votes for the best have been tabulated and we're ready to publish the results. PLEASE NOTE: Nominees in the various categories were not published on the website this year due to illness of our committee chair, Mr. Gary Wackerly.
The Branson Show Awards
The Branson Show Awards and Branson Shows Reviewed are the creations of Gary R. Wackerly, a Branson enthusiast for over 30 years who has seen and reviewed virtually all of the shows the Branson entertainment community has offered in that time period.
What makes the Branson Show Awards and Branson Shows Reviewed different from other awards programs and show review websites?
Mr. Wackerly came up with the Branson Show Awards to fill a gap in the system that others were (and still are) using. The voters in some of the other award systems have the fans and travelers vote. That means voters can see as little as one show and vote. They can even vote for shows they have not seen! It is also possible for fans or family members to vote numerous times for their favorites, tipping the scales unfairly.
The Award Committee of the Branson Show Awards sees every show in town before they make their nominations is several categories. Mr. Wackerly personally sees every show in town and reviews them all before making any suggestions for nominations or for the Critic's Choice Awards.
Branson Show Awards and Branson Shows Reviewed also accept no advertising from any of the shows or theaters and in no way benefit from ticket-sales, commissions or other kick-backs from the Branson entertainment community. They accept no money from any Branson show or entertainer. They are not affiliated with any entertainer, show, theater, company, the City of Branson or any Branson or lakes-area Chamber of Commerce.
They are truly a group of volunteers who love Branson and the wholesome entertainment it has to offer. They see every show, review it and then nominate the best for awards. The committee members then vote on the winners which are posted on this site, Branson Show Awards usually around late October to early December of each year (in time to see all of the Christmas shows as well.)
Enjoy the Branson Show Awards. The Award Committee welcomes your comments. And be sure to visit our sister site, Branson Shows Reviewed.