After nominations close, remedy longlists in the various categories will be sent to shortlisting LGBT organisations across Ireland. Those organisations will whittle nominations down to a list of four in each category and the winners of the 2016 GALAS will be chosen by the National LGBT Federation in advance of the big ceremony in Dublin, in February 2016..
The winner of the International Award is chosen by the Irish Council of Civil Liberties, with the National LGBT Federation. The winner of the Irish Artist/Entertainer of The Year will be picked by a public vote. The overall winners of each of the other 2016 awards will be chosen, as always, by the National LGBT Federation.