After nominations close long-lists in the various categories are be sent for shortlisting by LGBT organisations across Ireland. Those organisations whittle nominations down to a list of four in each category and the winners of the 2017 GALAS will be chosen by the National LGBT Federation in advance of the big ceremony in Dublin on October 21, 2017.
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 2017 awards will be chosen, as always, by the National LGBT Federation.