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daleks
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I have been getting into award shows recently. Must just be part of growing up or something.

Well let's get to talking about award shows!

The Oscar's are obviously coming up and the nominations have been out for a bit now. Like usual I have never heard of most of the movies. Still, I made predictions on who would win. So what do you guys think of the nominations and who do you think or want to win?

Also the Golden Globes just happened. Honestly off the top of my head I cannot tell you who won. I know that Affleck won for best director for Argo. I also know that Jennifer Lawerence won something, Best Leading Actress? Speaking of Jen I loved her dress. No I am not gay, guys can like dresses too. Unless it was J.Lo's dress. It was horrible.

So anyway discuss awards that are coming up or were given just awhile ago!

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I can't wait for the Tony Awards!
The Tony Awards are probably my favorite award shows.
If I had to pick a second favorite it would be the People's Choice Awards.
I don't really like the Golden Globes or the Oscars, it's too much of a red carpet event. Too many over extravagant dresses and celebs receiving awards with fake gratitude.
I'm not saying other award shows don't have over extravagant celebs who don't seem to care, but I tried watching the Golden Globes and it was just too much for me.

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i think the VMA's are just terrible now. they don't even have a rock category anymore...

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I hope the award shows keep awarding awards to movies that deserve it, not movies that make a billion dollars on the box office.

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Just found out that Jodie Foster came out during the Golden Globes

Never would have imagined that dude being gay..

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For some reasons, I don't really care about these shows because they are too long and have way too many commercial interruptions.

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it's nice they get a award for doing their job. but i dont see the use of it. why are they so special to have awards? awards as part of sports i can understand but these people just do their job and did it a good job.
the shows themself are just long, boring and dragging on time.
i honestly dont understand why anyone would like these shows.

there is 1 i liked tho. the iCarly award show was pretty funny. =P

daleks
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I can't wait for the Tony Awards!

O.... I have only seen the opening when NPH was hosting.
i think the VMA's are just terrible now. they don't even have a rock category anymore..

Ya. I see commercials and they look horrible.
I hope the award shows keep awarding awards to movies that deserve it, not movies that make a billion dollars on the box office.

There are some movies that did well and are really good. Argo and Les Miserables are two examples.
For some reasons, I don't really care about these shows because they are too long and have way too many commercial interruptions.

They are long. And on late for us in the EST. It is annoying. You could always DVR it and halfway through the show start the tape. Skip the commercials then
. awards as part of sports i can understand but these people just do their job and did it a good job.

Professionals in sports are just doing their job too.
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The Guild Awards are on now. I'm disappointed that Jim Parsons didn't get the comedic actor in a series award.

daleks
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The Guild Awards are on now. I'm disappointed that Jim Parsons didn't get the comedic actor in a series award.

The SAGs? And that is too bad. Do you know who won?
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Yeah, that's what they're calling it.

Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock. Then they did cast awards for shows and The Big Bang Theory lost, Modern Family won.

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So, Homeland is being mentioned a bunch, but not Dexter. What?

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Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock. Then they did cast awards for shows and The Big Bang Theory lost, Modern Family won.

Well yeah, because Modern Family is a groundbreaking and amazingly well-acted series that's single-handedly revitalizing and redefining one of the oldest and most clichéd staples of TV comedy, the family sitcom; and Alec Baldwin is playing one of the best characters in the history of sitcom writing.
None of which can be said about BBT.

But I'm going off track, this thread is about award shows.

So let's talk about the Grammys.
The Grammys suck balls. They cover about the .0001% of genres that have mass appeal right now, are completely oblivious to the music scene outside of the most painfully obvious radio/chart-topping stuff, and are judged by morons who don't listen to a tenth of everything they have to vote for or even understand a tenth of what they do listen to.

If you think the Grammys are anything but a masturbatory, heartless, purely commercialistic event in which a greedy, broken industry that thrives on *******izing art congratulates itself on how well it convinces itself and its sad little consumers that its formulaic product has any real artistic value, you're a complete and utter idiot.
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So, Homeland is being mentioned a bunch, but not Dexter. What?

Eh, Dexter is past its prime, the critical attention has shifted. Sure the 7th season was good, but too little too late. It's already got a couple of awards to its name, too.

Homeland is what everyone's been talking about, it's new and exciting and really really well-written. I'm pretty fine with it winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama this year, for instance; Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey have already won enough awards to establish them as the quality shows they are, and I just don't feel The Newsroom was as worthy.
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If you think the Grammys are anything but a masturbatory, heartless, purely commercialistic event in which a greedy, broken industry that thrives on *******izing art congratulates itself on how well it convinces itself and its sad little consumers that its formulaic product has any real artistic value, you're a complete and utter idiot.


Some of that **** be catchy. Popularity should never be a metric in determining the quality of music (this goes both ways).

But really, given the breadth of music out there, with commercial and independent artists pumping out insane amounts of music, there's no way to justly award artists for the quality of their music. There's just too much to evaluate. From this perspective, music awards shouldn't even exist.

But I do like year-end best-of lists. They expose me to some nice, new music.
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Then they did cast awards for shows and The Big Bang Theory lost, Modern Family won.

Modern Family always wins. I have seen a little of Modern Family and it was pretty good. Just not my type of show. I love Big Bang though.
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