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How to Win an Award at the Starlight Accolades Guide

This guide will go over how to win the converted Starlight Accolades Award at the award show and they steps your Sim will need to take to get nominated.

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Preparing for the Award Show

If your Sim has dreams of winning a Starlight Accolades Award, they will need to prepare and have the skills necessary to win.

There are five award categories your Sim can be nominated in:

  • Best Acting
  • Best Song
  • Best Painting
  • Best Video
  • Best Book

Sometimes Sims can win if they meet the award criteria and they were not nominated for the award.

Best Acting Award

The Sim will get nominated for an award if they meet the criteria to win in the acting gig. If a Sim is nominated, they will receive the following message:

[Sim Name] was nominated for an award for [his/her] breathtaking acting performance! Check out the next Award Ceremony, Sunday at 7PM, to see if [he/she] won.

Sims can win the acting award for the following:

  • Gold or Silver in a commercial gig
  • Completing a TV Show gig
  • Completing a Movie gig

Sims that earn gold on a Movie gig have the best chance of winning an award. The table below shows the chances of winning an award for each gig:

GigPerformanceChance
CommercialSilver5%
CommericalGold15%
TV Show – Low BudgetSilver10%
TV Show – Low BudgetGold20%
TV Show – High BudgetTin-Bronze5%
TV Show – High BudgetSilver20%
TV Show – High BudgetGold40%
MovieTin-Bronze15%
MovieSilver30%
MovieGold50%
Shows the chances of winning a Accolades Award for the various acting gigs

If the Sim wins the award, they will get the following notification:

For [his/her] most recent performance, [Sim Name] won the Starlight Accolade for Best Acting!

If [he/she] accepts the award, you can find it in the Sim’s Household Inventory.

Best Song Award

Licensing songs is a great way to win the best song award. If a Sim is nominated for the award, they will receive the following message:

The most recent song that [Sim’s Name] wrote has reached beyond the stars and has been nominated for an award! Check out the next Award Ceremony, Sunday at 7PM, to see if [he/she] won.

Sims have a 60% chance of winning this award and they do so by licensing music. Sims can license music from the following instruments for a chance to win:

  • DJ Booth (Get to Work)
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Violin

Since Sims can only license one song per week, make sure the Sim has skills in multiple instruments so they are able to license multiple songs for a greater chance to be nominated.

If the Sim wins the award, they will receive the following notification:

For bringing such aural beauty to ears around the world, [Sim Name] won the Starlight Accolade for Best Song!

If [he/she] accepts the award, you can find it in the Sim’s Household Inventory.

Painting Award

Sims who sell paintings will have a chance of being nominated for the painting award. The painting must be sold by having the Sim click on the painting and selling the painting to a collector. If a Sim is nominated for the award, they will receive the following message:

The painting that [Sim’s Name] did has been not gone unnoticed, and in fact, has been nominated for an award! Check out the next Award Ceremony, Sunday at 7PM, to see if he/she won.

Since Sims can create multiple paintings, it is a great idea to keep selling the higher value paintings until the Sim is nominated for the award. The higher the value of the painting, the greater the chance of winning the award. The table below show the chance of winning an award based on the value of the painting:

Painting ValueChance
<2000%
>=60015%
>=120030%
>=250040%
Shows the chances of winning a Accolades Award for the value of a painting

If the Sim wins the award, they will receive the following notification:

[Sim Name] has won the Starlight Accolade for Best Painting!

If you accept the award, you can find your award in the Sim’s Household Inventory.

Best Video Award

Sims can win the Best Video Award by uploading videos to the video station. If a Sim is nominated for the award, they will receive the following message:

The most recent video that [Sim Name] recorded is catching waves and has been nominated for an award! Check out the next Award Ceremony, Sunday at 7PM, to see if [he/she] won.

Sims should upload as many videos as possible for a chance to be nominated for the award. The higher the video quality the greater chance of the Sim winning the award. Players should focus on uploading higher quality videos. The table below explains how the video quality affects the chances for winning the award:

Video QualityChance
Poor0%
Fair15%
Good30%
Best40%
Shows the chances of winning a Accolades Award based on the quality of the video

If a Sim wins the award they will receive the following message:

For [his/her] latest digital adventure in a comedy or action period drama or other types of digital genre release, [Sim Name] won the Starlight Accolade for Best Video!

If [he/she] accepts the award, you can find it in the Sim’s Household Inventory

Best Book Award

Sims who publish books have a chance of winning the Best Book Award. If a Sim is nominated for the award, they will receive the following message:

The most recent book that [Sim Name] wrote has been nominated for an award! Check out the next Award Ceremony, Sunday at 7PM, to see if [he/she] won.

Sims should focus on selling a large amount of high quality books to a publisher for a chance to be nominated. The higher the quality the book, the greater the chance of it being published. The table below explains how the book quality affects chances of winning the award:

GenreQualityChance
Children’s, Poems, Short StoriesGood5%
Children’s, Poems, Short StoriesExcellent30%
Children’s, Poems, Short StoriesBestseller40%
Emotional, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, ScreenplayGood10%
Emotional, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, ScreenplayExcellent40%
Emotional, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, ScreenplayBestseller50%
Biography, Mystery, Science FictionGood15%
Biography, Mystery, Science FictionExcellent50%
Biography, Mystery, Science FictionBestseller60%
Shows the chances of winning a Accolades Award based on the quality of the book

If a Sim wins the award they will receive the following message:

For such riveting writing and storytelling, [Sim Name] won the Starlight Accolade for best book!

If [he/she] accepts the award, you can find it in the Sim’s Household Inventory.

How the Award Show Works

The Starlight Accolade takes place at the Studio PBP lot in Del Sol Valley by default. If the award show will take place at a difference lounge, it needs to have the Hottest Spot in Town lot trait added.

It is best to get to the award show early at about 6 pm so the Sim has a chance to get in and get seated and start watching the award. If you Sim is unable to get into the show, have the Sim wait a few Sim minutes and they should be able to get get into the show.

The award show runs from 7 pm to 11 pm. When the award show begins, you will receive one of the following notifications:

Cue the music, it’s time for the Starlight Accolades!

Roll out the red carpet, it’s time for the Starlight Accolades!

Get ready for tonight’s award ceremony, the Starlight Accolades!

It’s the Starlight Accolades!

During the show your Sim will show about 4-5 of the following notifications appear if they do not win an award:

For creating such a dramatic experience through a breakthrough performance, [Sim Name] won the Starlight Accolade for Best Performance!

[Sim Name] won the Starlight Accolade for being an all around, nice Sim. Apparently you can get awards for that!

Some Sims only give 50%, but [Sim Name] gave 110% every day, well deserving of the 110% Starlight Accolade Award!

[Sim Name] has won a Starlight Accolade award! AND gave one fine thank you speech. What a tear-jerker.

For the outstanding fashion achievement for wearing really tight pants that look REAL good and not constricting at all but we all hope you can still breathe, [Sim Name] won a Starlight Accolade!

They love me! They REALLY love me!” exclaimed [Sim Name], for winning a Starlight Accolade!

For some, it’s not about winning an award that matters, but the experience. However, [Sim Name] is experiencing pure glee for winning a Starlight Accolade!

[Sim Name] won a Starlight Accolade! This will be proudly worn around the winner’s neck as both a show of fame and a fashion statement.

You win some. You lose some. But [Sim Name] won some! Some accolade, that is – the Starlight Accolade!

Wow! [Sim Name] won a Starlight Accolade! Probably the biggest underdog of the show! No one was expecting that…

At each of these notifications an NPC celebrity will accept their award. NPC Sims that receive awards will not have the awards in their household inventory. Sims nominated Sims need to be in the active household in order to receive awards.

If your Sim wins an award, the Sim will need to click on the microphone to accept the award before the next award is given to the NPC Sim.

After the show ends, you will receive the following notification:

This concludes tonight’s Award Ceremony! Congratulations to all the winners, and see you next time.

Annoyances With the Award Show

  • The Sims will chance seats doing the awards show and it basically looks like musical chairs
  • The Sims will talk over the presenter and hold conversations
  • The Sims will stop watching the awards show after each award. Make sure your have your Sim continue watching the show in case they win.
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Published by Ruby Sykes

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5 thoughts on “How to Win an Award at the Starlight Accolades Guide

  1. I LITERALLY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS AND MY SIM IS AN ELDER AND THEY STILL CAN’T WIN THEY ARE A GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND HAVE A GREAT REPUTATION I HAVE THEM DOING ACTING GIGS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE BUT THEY STILL CAN’T WIN A SINGLE AWARD SO I CAN’T COMPLETE THEIR ASPIRATION!!!

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    1. Hi Anya. Thanks for leaving a comment. Try to focus on getting Gold on movie gigs. That will greatly increase the chance of your Sim receiving the award. The chance of receiving the award isn’t based on their reputation or fame level.

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  2. Has anyone been able to even be nominated for best painting because my sims will paint masterpieces that are 2,500 consistently and never get nominated, I was curious if it was because they were masterpieces that had to be sold to an art gallery instead of the collector but still.

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