Monday, January 30, 2017
They recently announced the nominees for this years Oscars.
I love movies. We make really great movies in this country. The actors in our movies are incredibly talented. They create characters, they imitate real characters. It is not easy to pretend to be someone else. It is a real talent. There’s much talent in the movie industry. The directors are talented, the writers are talented, the set designers, costume designers are all very talented.
For this talent, these people are paid and paid well, at least the really talented ones are. They are paid more than you or I could even imagine. They are paid more than CEO’s athletes, politicians, and lets fce it, as much as they moan about the long hours and the makeup and blah, blah blah; they love doing what they do.
I don’t begrudge these people their huge income, I envy them; I would love to be paid a lot for doing what I love to do. What does annoy me, is all the awards. It is not enough to be paid huge sums for doing what you love to do, these people also have to heap awards on themselves, and clap for themselves and expect the people who fund their huge salaries to also go all gaga over them and shower them with awards given away at award shows.
They collect their awards, thank the little people, act all humble, and with a large audience of fans gushing over their statue take the opportunity to spout their own politics and ideas, because they are so special and so smart, their ideas must be extra special.
· I’d be fine with an award for best actor, and best movie. Take a vote and then announce it on the six o’clock news like major sports do with their MVP awards. But no; the industry has Golden Globe awards, People’s Choice Awards, the OSCARS, along with awards from:
Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC)
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) - Link
Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)
Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA)
Iowa Film Critics (IFC)
Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) - Link
Maverick Movie Awards (MMA) Link
Murray Film Critics Circle Awards
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
North Texas Film Critics Association (NTFCA)
Political Film Society (PFS)
Seattle Film Critics (SFC)
Each award show has awards for about forty categories.
Where are the award shows for our firefighters, our police officers, our teachers, our scientists, our doctors, our engineers, etc. etc. etc.?
“And this years “Sparky” for best firefighter in a supporting role during a three-story fire…for helping save the lives of two children, a grandmother, and a puppy…Sara Weintraub!” Clap, clap, clap.
I might even watch one of those award shows.