Author Topic: Award shows  (Read 875 times)

Award shows
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:30:04 pm »
Is it just me?

Does anyone else find these interminable self congratulatory processions of celebs totally abhorrent?

My SIL used to be an A&E nurse. She saved many lives. She never got any awards - she made about £20,000 a year.

My Dad was a social worker in Brighton in a time when illegitimacy was a stoning offence. He helped many people through some traumatic times in their lives when nobody else cared. He never won an award.

We have such a f*cked up sense of what's important don't we?

Re: Award shows
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 09:31:22 pm »
Don't watch them, the ratings will fall and they'll stop.

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Re: Award shows
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 09:34:02 pm »
The NHS does do awards - one of my teams won one!

They're national and regional.  The recipients often feel valued just for getting a nomination.
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Re: Award shows
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008, 09:34:16 pm »
Don't watch them, the ratings will fall and they'll stop.

I'm not - I have my headphones on my laptop. The rest of the family are watching  :-\.

Re: Award shows
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 09:48:22 pm »
I hate these.

Was just talking to a friend about the BAFTAs over MSN (excuse the lack of capital letters etc.)-

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Myles ‖ 'Speaking of cake, I have cake' says: (20:31:27)

ha ha quite definitely the most boring thing since dust. you're in essence just watching a room full of other people getting mildly drunk and making *incredibly* boring acceptance speeches for two hours. catherine tate also usually makes an appearance.

In summary, I hate these.