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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The previews ran on TV all last week. The first time I heard it, I shook my head. It was the ad for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. I admit, I don't follow Hollywood too closely. Truthfully, I don't really care who's dating whom or who made the latest scene on national TV or who's earning what per movie.

But the ad caught my attention. The Awards program was pitched as "The only award by actors, for actors." What? It isn't enough that they're rewarded by the industry in the Daytime Emmys and Primetime Emmys and Oscars, and that they're recognized by the public in the People's Choice Awards? They have to have their own award given by themselves? Maybe I'm all wet, but it puts me in mind of a birthday party thrown by the birthday boy.

People must care or they wouldn't televise it every year. I'm sure they tuned in to the awards program in droves to see who wore what and who won what. But me? I lit a fire in the fireplace and curled up with a good book. Now that's entertainment.

Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:02 AM  
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At 1:21 AM, Blogger Shauna said...

I admit that I have no idea what award shows are what. Are they for actors, musicians, Canadians, Americans, foreigns films. Are they for the people, from the people, by the people...blah, blah, blah. However, I can (sometimes) be tempted by celebrity gossip.

Reading that last sentence makes me feel a little sheepish. *flinch* But it can be somewhat entertaining. Mostly I find it sad to hear all the heartbreak that goes on in Hollywood. It's kind of like a bad accident that you drive by on the highway. You may not want to look, but your eyes are drawn to it anyways.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

The American public, women in particular, is intrigued with the stars' fashions and partners. I think that's why many watch the awards programs. And then there are the followup programs critiquing the fashions, etc.

Great post, Denise.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger allen said...

It truely is pathetic. It's just like high school for most of these brats. When you think about it, most actors are just kids who never needed to grow up. They get payed huge wads of money to 'play' like cops and robbers, cowboys and indians...and most are spoiled brats. They need that constant reasurance (awards) that they are relevant because in the end...they are just actors.

Though I have heard that Will Smith, David Spade, Hugh Laurie and Adam Sandler, to name a few, are really down to earth and friendly. A friend of mine is a photographer for a radio station and Will Smith's wife's band was playing at a local bar. She had her picture taken with him and talked to him for a long time...nice guy.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Two words sum up the award shows: Promotion and Marketing

... and then there's silly little people like me who like to critique the fashion - like I have a clue.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Yeah, Shauna, humans are suckers for gossip. Especially women, unfortunately.

I do like looking at some of the fashion after the shows. Makes me wonder what some of them were thinking.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

SAG awards? What SAG awards? LOL I'm with you, Denise.

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

hahaha I never know what shows are what, either!

At least Hugh Laurie won at the SAG awards. That's all I heard and that's all I really care about, haha. He does seem like a down to earth guy. I remember him saying that it feels like a joke and he's not really sure he's even on TV, lol.

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

There egos write checks their careers can't cash, so the hold awards for each other.


Really, is there any industry with more awards than the entertainment industry.



At 12:17 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I'm sorry but I have to fix my own typo... It's late. What can I say.

Their egos.... Their egos.

I'm really not impressed with Mac's keyboard.


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