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Cynopsis’ Best of the Best & Rising Star Awards salute excellence in national TV programming, marketing campaigns, people, tech and more. We recognize outstanding achievement across platforms and overall merit in social good, social justice, kids programming, as well as work-from-home initiatives for campaigns run either in full or in part between November 2022 and June 2023.


Mark your calendars for September 28th at Edison Ballroom in NYC, where this year’s awards ceremony will be held the first evening of Cynopsis’ Big TV Conference.


Nominate the Best Show of 2023 for Readers’ Choice Awards


  • Ad Tech

      Best Ad Integration
      Best Ad Targeting Solution
      Best Brand Safety Solution
      Best Data Privacy Solution
      Best DSP
      Best New Ad Experience
      Best SSP
      Most Creative Ad Messaging
  • Marketing

      Best Branded Campaign for a Series, Special or Movie
      Best Marketing Campaign for a Series, Special or Movie
      Best Multiplatform Branded Campaign
  • Programming

      Best Comedy Programming
      Best Cooking/Food Programming
      Best Cooking/Food Programming Host
      Best Drama Programming
      Best Holiday Programming
      Best Holiday Programming Host
      Best Lifestyle Programming
      Best Lifestyle Programming Host
      Best Local News Programming
      Best Preschool Programming or App
      Best Programming or App for Kids 5-11
      Best Reality Programming
      Best Reality Programming Host
      Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Programming
      Best Short Form Programming (up to 5 minutes)
      Best Social Good Programming
      Best Spinoff Programming
      Best Sports Programming
      Best Sports Programming Host
      Best Streaming News Service
      Best Talk Show
      Best Talk Show Host
      Best True Crime Programming
      Best True Crime Programming Host
  • Rising Stars

    The Rising Star Award honors stand-out performers, innovators, and emerging leaders in the media industry – 35 years old or younger – who have the passion, talent and creativity to take the industry to new heights.


    • Early Bird

      Valid until
      June 08, 2023

      Enter by June 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

    • Standard

      Valid until
      June 29, 2023

      Enter by June 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

    • Last Chance

      Valid until
      July 20, 2023

      Entries close July 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST


    For questions regarding sponsorship and program ad opportunities: 
    Albert Nassour – Executive Director of Sales, [email protected]

    For questions about entering
    please contact: 
    Lauren Toolen – Marketing Coordinator, [email protected]