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Golden Globes - What's the Point?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, it's almost time for the annual overkill of award shows and ceremonies to plague our TV sets for the next couple of months or so, and of course, the Golden Globes are coming up right now, but when I think about it, I find myself asking myself... what exactly is the point of the Golden Globes?

    I mean let's look at this: we've got the Emmys for television shows and specials, we've got the Oscars for films and movies, we've got the Grammys for music... then the Golden Globes are basically for all of those in one ceremony... so really, I mean, what's the point? If each of those mediums have their own individual awards, do we really need another one to umbrella over ALL of them? Or is it all some sort of a subliminal conspiracy to continue to force us to watch the stars strut their stuff and show off their assets in the kind of wardrobe I'm not even sure Piggy would kill for? I mean, wouldn't it all be much simpler for those involved (like the people being nominated, and the poor souls who have to coordinate and put these shows together) if we either eliminate the Golden Globes altogether since there's already individual awards for individual forms, or eliminate all the others (Emmys, Oscars, Grammys, etc) and just keep the Golden Globes only?

    And while I think of it... why is it that country music seems to have award shows like every other month out of the year?
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  2. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    The one good thing about the Globes: it makes Oscar predictions easier. :grouchy:
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  3. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    And it's gonna be fun to watch Ricky rip everyone apart yet again. :D
  4. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    There is no point to these "award shows" anymore. They're rigged beyond belief, you know the major stars are going to win regardless of talent, meanwhile genuinely gifted working actors will get the shaft. It's all about supporting the Hollywood mainstream industry and not whether a film is actually worthy of praise or not.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's all about international markets for the film and how it's supposed to be more important than the Oscars... but yeah, Herald is correct... This one is fixed. So it's basically just buying Golden Globes.

    But the one that REALLY is pointless to me... how come we have so many freaking Awards for Country Music?
  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Country music is a very smug, self-congratulatory genre, so it's no surprise that they'd leap at the chance to reward each other whenever they can get it.
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  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ah, but didn't Sofia Vergara actually LOSE the Emmy here recently? ;)
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Obviously someone has to lose in order for it to be a contest, but it's pretty much a guarantee that the winners will be the most visible stars. There's so much great talent out there and it will NEVER be honored on these "award shows." They're the equivalent of your High School drama club holding an awards show and giving them to the same four people over and over again (btw this actually happened in my drama club, heh). It's about popularity and, in the case of TV award shows, advertising the mainstream industry (i.e. the one that makes money).
  9. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    And the Country artists of the past wouldn't be too keen on the current crop of Country, in my opinion. I like classic Country, but not the new stuff...with very few exceptions. And if it's pop masquerading as country, you can bet I don't consider it country. Even if I don't dislike it, I'd say, "Let's call it what it is, please."
  10. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of country music at all, but past country artists like Johnny Cash and Gram Parsons did record some songs that really influenced some of my favorite musicians (The Byrds, The Eagles, Bob Dylan). However, modern country is noxious trash. Most of the songs are only about what it means to be country and how people who aren't country are posers or something. I think you could listen to a modern country song by a female artist and a male artist and then you've heard it all.
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Took the words out of my mouth. Modern country music just panders to the stereotypical country music demographic. It's the same problem I have with modern mainstream rap and Hip Hop. The subject matter is just so genre specific, and you can tell they're usually written by outside music writers who are far removed from the material, but just play the same stereotypes over and over. I especially HATE fake anthems of Patriotism, and their "If you're not like us, you're not American" political subtexts some of the real crap has.
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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Just for the halibut, I actually took count during the year: there were FOUR different award ceremonies specifically for country music alone throughout the year.
  13. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Four! Four! That's ridiculous! Can't they all be merged into one ceremony or something?
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Not if there's more than one channel that's supposedly dedicated to country (though, ironically, one has kind of shifted to reruns of older reality shows like Nanny 911 and Trading Spouses).
  15. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Really? I don't think so. There's only 2 Country Award shows(Well, 3 if you include the ACAs, which I don't because that's pretty much the Teen Choice Awards for Country Music). I don't think that Country has ANYTHING on fricken Rap music because there aren't any Country songs about how awesome they are. You won't hear Alan Jackson sing about how awesome he is and how much money he has or how big his house is.
    As for the Golden Globes, they SAY that's the precursor for the Oscars, you can tell who might win the Oscars by who wins the Golden Globes.

  16. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I actually might watch some of the Golden Globes this year, because Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are the co-hosts and they are really funny. Hopefully they use some of the writers from their respective shows to give them lines instead of the usual award show corny stuff.
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  17. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    CMT (Country Music Television) also has an awards show.
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    CMT has one, gmc has one, I THINK AMC has one, and regular network TV usually has one.
  19. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Oh that's right. CMT has one. I don't know about GAC, but I know that ABC has the CMAs and ACMs are on CBS, and FOX has the ACAs.

  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member


    Seriously? We need yet ANOTHER awards show? Why? We already have the Daytime Emmys, Primetime Emmys, Oscars, Grammys, American Music Awards, countless country music awards, People's Choice Awards, Teen's Choice Awards, Golden Globes...

    NOW we need this so-called "National Board of Review Awards"? Really?

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