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Golden Globes - What's the Point?

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

  1. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    The BAFTA's are British and the Oscars are American and they both kind of blur the lines a bit, but the Golden Globe Award is an accolade bestowed by Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. I don't really see a problem with them unless one is a xenophobe. Ha! :p

    Truthfully, these award shows are more than just a pat on the back. They are no different than any of the numerous sports programs that show clips and blather on about sporting events. The commentary is mostly pointless, but it raises brand awareness and it provides money for advertisers. That's pretty much what these award shows are - public relations. It's big money. :insatiable:

    At least the Globes will be made palatable by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and the Oscars will be made very interesting by Seth Macfarlane. :eek:
     
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You got that right. Guy does one movie and he's asked to do the one thing EVERYONE hates you for doing. I'm sure he'll fit into the "Way too controversial" category and not the "Not controversial enough" category.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah... I forgot the Screen Actors' Guild Awards... and I assume there's also awards for the Writers and Directors' guilds...
     
  4. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Why shouldn't there be?
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I still think it would be easier for EVERY body if there were only ONE awards show/ceremony that covers EVERY thing (acting, writing, directing, TV, movies, etc). I certainly feel sorry for the people who have to put all those shows together: stage managers, set decorators, lighting and sound personnel, etc...
     
  6. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    There are too many award shows, but each one caters to a different market and all of them help the industry. That means actors, directors, writers, studios and even the stagehands behind the scenes that put them on. An award win can give more obscure projects the boost they need in the secondary market. I think the People's Choice awards are kind of stupid because that's basically reflected by the box office. I wouldn't call for them to end it. Like the Country Music Awards, I simply don't watch. :p

    I enjoy that the Globes take more of a casual tone. It's basically a dinner party with lots of alcohol. I also like the tradition of the Oscars. It doesn't really matter to me who wins. I still haven't seen "The Artist" and don't really plan on seeing it any time soon. Still, it's just a whole lot of fun.

    I guess a lot of cinema fans enjoy these award shows like Muppet fans enjoy seeing a bunch of Muppets all together in the same room. That's the excitement and the appeal. I can't get enough group shots of Muppets. I only wish they had several awards specials every year. :o
     
  7. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    By the way...
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Why do we need ANOTHER Oscars ceremony, purely for what the nominees are wearing to the ceremony? That's pretty much one of the only things the media cares about at the REAL Oscars: what the nominees are wearing.
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Let's not forget that the Golden Globes also does television. It's not just movies... and quite frankly, the Golden Globes gets one thing right where the Oscars gets wrong. They separate drama and comedy into their own category. Why that's so novel that the Oscars refuses to do it is beyond me. It's nice to see a fun movie win something, rather than get over looked because it isn't about war atrocities or depressing drug addicts/alcoholics.
     
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  10. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member


    And then there's the Tony Awards, given for Broadway performances (with most of the theatres in NYC), and the Obies for Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway performances (many of which are located in NYC).

    Isn't there some kind of award for significant nationwide theatrical performances in one of the other 49 states that occur outside the greater NYC area?
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So, we just had the Grammys not too long ago, right? So, why do we now need a "Billboard Music Awards"?
     
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    We have far too many music awards. I get specialized music awards and all, but we don't need more pop music focused ones. Billboard is nothing but pop music.
     
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  13. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    And it's not like they command a great deal of respect. Remember when Homer Simposon won a music award?

    "Oh wow! An award statue! Ya...oh it's a Grammy..." :sigh:

    LOL
     
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The more I think about it, these are self congratulatory awards yes... but they're also great bragging rights for advertising. "Award Winning Artist" sounds like a nice feather in the cap. Stick it on a CD or have on on a resume, it's perfect marketing.
     
  15. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, it all comes down to advertising. In that way I can sort of understand it.
     
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I haven't kept count on anything this year like I have last year, but I swear we've had the Emmy's like three times this year, what's going on?
     
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There are only 2 Emmys. The barely televised Daytimes (which become more and more pointless every year) and the Prime Times, which are only once a year.

    Now, I could rant about how NO ONE freaking watches Nurse Jackie and that those awards should have gone to other, funnier, actresses. But what REALLY got under my collar was the fact that they have to have an Emmy award for choreography in the actual show and they don't even mention the Prime Time animation winners in the ceremony, as that award is in the ghetto technical awards (yet they mention a couple technicals in the show's ceremony).

    it would be nice to hear that The Simpsons won it again (probably) from the show itself instead of having to dig through the internet to find that out.
     
  18. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ken Levine posted something interesting on his blog last week about how one thing that bothers him about the Emmy's anymore is that there are THOUSANDS of winners, because so many people who have pretty much to do with the actual production of a show demand some kind of producing or consulting credit: this partly explains why almost all shows anymore have umpteen million producer credits during the main titles, like, "Executive Producer, Executive Producer, Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Supervising Producer, Assistant Supervising Producer, Senior Producer, Creative Producer, Consulting Producer, Associate Producer, Assistant Producer, Ear Wax Producer, Producer, Producer, Producer, Producer, Producer, Producer, Producer, Producer, Co-Producer, C0-Producer, Co-Producer, Produced By". I asked him once about the difference between the umpteen "Producer" credits and the "Produced By" credits, and he explained that the actual producer(s) of a show is/are the one who gets the "Produced By" credit, and all the other "Producer" credits are actually given to individual writers on the writing staff to make them happy. Then again, some shows do actually have like "Staff Writers" credits during the end titles, why can't they just do that?
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Um... haven't we already had the Grammy's this year?

    And... WHY, exactly, do we now have to have a separate televised special just for the nominations?
     


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