Antipathy toward award shows

19 thoughts on “Antipathy toward award shows”

  1. With all the avenues of entertainment that are available these days, Hollywood’s obscene display is more irrelevant than ever. Characterizing it as antipathy is spot on. These overpaid individuals live on a different planet from us paycheck-to-paycheck schleps.

  2. There are of course many sports awards that presume to document who or what team is the best, but in every case it only means who won at a particular time. Still, they actually do inspire interesting efforts. As for others, I generally agree with you. Celebrity worship seems to be a permanent part of the human psyche. The Nobel awards are still very meaningful to me.

    1. I’ve nothing against awards for outstanding achievement in any field. But the self-congratulatory nature of entertainment awards is increasingly distasteful. You don’t see gaudy Nobel and Pulitzer award shows, for example.

  3. I loved the Tony broadcasts for the opportunities to see the Broadway casts performing nominated scenes & music; Emmy and Oscar ran off the rails for me. Now almost 3 years without tv and not missing celebrities at all. (OK, confession: i stream free old tv series and movies on a tablet when nothing at all else better to do – and enjoy trying to catch Denver 6PM news if near wifi)

    1. I never watched much more than the Oscars. Have never cared much for Broadway. I’m addicted to tv but don’t watch the Emmys — just check later to see who won. Can’t imagine going without tv … but I don’t get to live in the mountains like you do.

  4. Oh, my, you’ve also forgotten the CMA (Country Music Awards?) which seemingly come up not just once, but about six times a year! We don’t watch them either but I did watch an interesting talk this week by a local film critic who asserts that the Academy itself is fretting that no one seems to be watching, and are looking for ways to attract more viewers. I think they miss the point!

    1. LOL. They do miss the point, don’t they. Don’t know how I overlooked CMA. I do so (not) love country music. Still, it’s better than rap and hip hop, so I’ll add it for you. 🙂

... and that's my two cents