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Come On, How Hard Can It Possibly Be to Make a Good Awards Show?
Vulture.com ^ | 9-23-13 | Margaret Lyons

Posted on 09/24/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by Bender2

Come On, How Hard Can It Possibly Be to Make a Good Awards Show?
By Margaret Lyons

Sing a song, dance a jig, tell a joke. Repeat. How hard can it possibly be to put together an awards show that is festive and not excruciating? Apparently harder than we think, given how the last few years have gone. While picking a good host is definitely part of engineering a good awards show, it's not the whole ball game — Neil Patrick Harris is a good host, certainly, but last night's Emmys left something to be desired. So here's a simple list of ideas of how to put together a ceremony that feels like more than just a tuxedoed study hall.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anotherawardsshow; awards; emmys; hollywood; hollywoodreds; liberalcirclejerk; television; tv
Gadzooks! These folks really, really need... a dose of reality!
1 posted on 09/24/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by Bender2
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To: Impy; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...
OR what I learned... at the Emmys Sunday night--

What they said:

"We are both so very, very happy... to be here!

What they were thinking:

"My wife left me and I got an Emmy... for screwing a guy?

"Why couldn't I be the new Batman? I... am prettier!

"I hope this ends... before my Xanax wears off!"

What is, or better, who is... that, Mark?

"That's Toby Jones, the world's second worse... Truman Capote."

"All these people have no idea that I could... kill each and every one of them and not leave a trace--"

2 posted on 09/24/2013 6:34:06 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

If at the end you want them to cheer
Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay
Whether it’s Hamlet, Othello or Lear
Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay


3 posted on 09/24/2013 6:34:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bender2; Revolting cat!

Well first, they’d need to honor something other than crap.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 6:35:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
well first they'd have to honor something other than crap

And the wonderfulness of each other. TV might actually be better if there were less specials interrupting the regular flow of weekly shows.

5 posted on 09/24/2013 6:40:35 AM PDT by grania
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To: a fool in paradise

exactly.

The crap they put out on TV today deserves nothing but a trash bin, notice how in Netflix the old classics, the family or Christian message movies are the highest rated while the homosexual crap is the lowest?

Put out decent movies and programs and then they should get an award.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 6:43:52 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: a fool in paradise
I admit to watching a small segment at the beginning....

.....they don't even try to hide their bias and slut anymore....

..could not watch another minute....

This is bad, as bad as it gets...

I hope some folks (that I hope are still decent), like Mark Harmon, was embarrassed....but who knows

I watch so little TV.....

7 posted on 09/24/2013 6:43:55 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Bender2

Award shows are for the moronic. Their reward is whether or not we spend our money on their crap. I refuse to watch “pat ourselves on the back” shows and witness a room full of people who no more care about what goes on outside the gates of Beverly Hills than I do as to what happens in the Sandwich Islands.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 6:46:55 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Bender2

It was even MORE disgusting here in the Reno market area.

They ran the live show starting at 5 PM and going to just after 8 PM.

Then-——wait for it....

They REPEATED the entire 3+ hours.

I called the local station & asked why this was happening & was told THE NATIONAL NETWORK demanded that they do the repeat.

What a great Sunday night for a person who only has antenna TV. 5 other stations of the 9 I can get were running infomercials. I turned it all off & went to bed.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 6:52:27 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: grania

Hollywood is about marketing CELEBRITY today, not product.

They have to keep the current crop in front of viewers TALKING about things whether they are politics, their favorite things about the 90s, or how big an influence Exile on Main Street was on them when they went to parties.

They keep the celebritards marching in line. If they get out of line, they don’t get on the shows and are no longer A-list or cover worthy.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 6:57:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I look at Grammy and Nobel Prize winners like Obama and Al Gore (they each won both) and I realize that they are not meaningful trophies.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 6:59:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

They lost me, first when they glorified a drug user who took his own life, and second when they used the death of JFK as an introduction into just how wonderful TV really is.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 7:19:39 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Guenevere
I admit to watching a small segment at the beginning....

Me too. It came on after the football game.

..could not watch another minute....

I feel ya. Especially when Baldwin walked up and interrupted the host, (like it wasn't scripted and practiced) The gang bang of previous hosts was so pretentious I made my son get up and change the channel (the remote doesn't work). He switched it over to his Xbox Game and I went back to my computer room.

"Watching TV makes you stupider."


13 posted on 09/24/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

If tv was so wonderful in its “teachable moments”, that show would’ve used the actor’s death as an opportunity to disclose the early death age of homosexuals, the drug dependencies of an unhappy hedonistic lifestyle, the health problems, etc.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 7:21:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bender2

Well it’s an awards show about TV. So given the quality of the product being recognized then why should we expect the awards show itself to be any good?


15 posted on 09/24/2013 7:23:31 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Bender2

I liked the few secs in the last video (And at the Golden Globes:) on the link which shows Tommy Lee Jones... it’s about 3:29 ... I never found Will Ferrell funny or interesting. Another boring person from SNL.


16 posted on 09/24/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Oh my gosh. My mom would have flipped. At least I have my computer.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 7:32:32 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Bender2
This drivel is one of the reasons I got rid of my sat. TV (plus I watched it so rarely icouldn't justify the $80+ a month.)

CC

18 posted on 09/24/2013 7:44:29 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Bender2

I have a better suggestion: cancel all this self-congratulatory hype and replace it with a once-yearly compilation of kittens wearing party hats and bulldogs riding on skateboards. At least then someone would watch.


19 posted on 09/24/2013 7:46:53 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack
In other words, America's Funniest Home Videos?

-PJ

20 posted on 09/24/2013 7:51:04 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Bender2

I watched a little bit of the beginning and was able to accurately guess the winners based on who was most repugnant. Except that one chick that I had no idea who she was and she said thanks and walked off without giving a speech. Shortly after that, older kid and I agreed that the channel must be changed to avoid the onset of hollyweird idiocy syndrome.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 8:26:58 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Bender2

Ping to read later. No access to entertainment sites at work.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 8:27:16 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: UCANSEE2

It’s a cesspool......yuck.......I use to watch Doogie Houser.....and now he’s trading gay innuendo with Jane Lynch ):


23 posted on 09/24/2013 8:32:53 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Bender2

Bad premise. Who would care about ANY awards show watching these people give each other prizes. I’ve taken to watching baseball.


24 posted on 09/24/2013 10:17:33 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Obamacare will be a success when "I" am exempted! (Republicans - The White Flag Party!))
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