And the award goes to…This week it is up to you to decide. Before Hollywood’s A-list gets all dressed up to walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards, the Accountability Lab, ONE and #CultureFix invite you to celebrate a different type of celebrity.

Honesty Oscars began in 2014, when we partnered to create a campaign that recognizes the contributions of activists, artists and creatives whose work has supported transparency and accountability around the world.

This year, the Honesty Oscars’ categories are: Best Male Activist, Best Female Activist, Best Photo or Photo Campaign, Best Film and Best Song. We received nominations from all over the world for the 2016 awards and are thrilled to present the final nominees. From arms dealing, to pollution, to mass incarceration, these nominees shed light on some of the most difficult topics, championing transparency and acting as social change-makers. You can learn more about their work and vote for your favorite candidates in each category at

Now it’s up to you – you are the Academy and you’ll pick the winner. Make sure to learn more about these amazing people and projects, and cast your vote today!

*Voting will be open February 20th to February 27th.*

Winners will be announced February 28th 3 PM EST through a Twitter chat event between the Accountability Lab and #CultureFix, so tweet us your thoughts on the #honestyoscars @accountlab, @CutureFix_, and @ONECampaign.