Sunday, January 29, 2006

And The Award Goes To....

Allow me to rant. And rave. I am sick to death of celebrity award shows. These are just another avenue for celebrities to get all dressed up and then fawn all over each other. You can't turn on the t.v. any more without some award fest being aired.

The SAG, Golden Globes, Emmy's, Tony's, Grammy's, ACM's, AFI's, MTV's, Nickelodeon, and the People's Choice all lead to uncontrollable boob spillage! the I forgot to shave and had to put on a tux! Ugly dresses! Pretty dresses! Dripping of diamonds!

Why does our society act like these people are wise and smart when all they did was show up on a movie set, have professional make-up artists and hairdressers make them look perfect, then have a hot, torrid affair with their co-star? And, they get paid tons of money for this?? Of course, these are the celebrities who actually do punch a clock for a living. Others like Paris Hilton don't even do that.

It drives me crazy when a t.v. talk show host like....uh, Ho-prah will ask actor's and celebrities questions like this:

"Do you feel this movie will change the way people think?"

I wish just once an actor would answer honestly and just say, "Gosh! Hell, if I know. I was just paid to act like a sheep herding cowboy who pokes boys."


  • Mainely Madge was talking about this last week. It's sad because festivals like Sundance which once served a pure purpose are now selling out.

    As I posted on Madge's site, some peer voting cermonies like the SAG one is really a complete joke. An acquaitance of mine was Charlize Theron's personal assistant. Charlize couldn't be bothered to cast her own ballot - she gave it to her P.A., so the group of us huddled around during an episode of Sex and the City to vote our picks!

    By Blogger Melanhead, at 1/29/2006 8:49 PM  

  • Preachin' to the choir, sister! I really do not understand the cult of celebrity that is so pervasive in our culture these days.

    Except sometimes it's fun to look at the pretty dresses. That part I totally get.

    By Blogger The Queen Mama, at 1/29/2006 9:48 PM  

  • I'm taking particular interest in them this year because I'm truly in love with George Clooney and want him to win shiny things. Other than that, I can take 'em or leave 'em.

    I like the Oscars, though. Mostly for the dresses.

    By Anonymous candy, at 1/30/2006 5:02 AM  

  • How about an award show for which celebrities donated the most to charities in a given year? And instead of getting up and giving speeches, the winners would get to meet some of the people they helped. I'd watch that.

    Though, I have to admit, I WILL be watching the Oscars this year, but that's only because of Jon Stewart.

    By Blogger The Gradual Gardener, at 1/30/2006 6:39 AM  

  • Amen! Nothing drives me more insane than pulling up a news site and seeing, among the top five headlines, "Lindsay Lohan gagagagag..." or "Brangelina yackyackyack..."

    Since WHEN are these people NEWS?

    By Anonymous Jennifer, at 1/30/2006 8:27 AM  

  • Great post!

    I think that in order to be considered for any awards, celebrities should first have to publish photos of themselves without makeup.

    By Blogger Arabella, at 1/30/2006 10:22 AM  

  • It's so true. Actors start to believe their own hype. I once heard an interview with Jake Gyllenhall about that disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow where he went on and on about what "an important bipartisan issue this is"

    What's the issue? That Dennis Quaid still can't act?

    By Anonymous TB, at 1/30/2006 10:56 AM  

  • I think one day of reading blogs by people I like and admire can change my opinion about something more than all of the movies released in a year.

    But if famous people exist just to allow GoFugYourself to continue, then I'm okay with it.

    By Blogger Mignon, at 1/30/2006 11:00 AM  

  • I'm right there with ya, Mignon! That's the only reason I watch the shows anymore - to figure out in advance who I'll see on GoFugYourself the next day.

    THAT should be Oprah's next topic. "Blogging & how it changed your life".

    By Blogger Melodious, at 1/30/2006 12:15 PM  

  • HA! You must have watched the same Oprah I did. I must admit though, Jake G. almost won me over with his dreamy eyes...

    By Blogger Crazy MomCat, at 1/30/2006 1:27 PM  

  • I hear ya, Deb!
    Celebrities make me want to vomit in my own shoes, but GFY makes it all worth it! I don't watch the shows, I get all the news I need from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and GFY.

    By Blogger #1 Dancer, at 1/30/2006 2:23 PM  

  • I laughed loudly at the celebrity "comment". As for Paris, I hate her. She has one eye that is all squinty, her toes are WAY too long and knobby, and she thinks she's All That. She's the grandaughter and lives on a stipend. From what I understand, her parents and seven aunts/uncles will get the cash and then eventually the kiddies might get some. So, she lives rich but as far as I know, she Isn't Rich. I can't stand people like that. Ick.

    By Anonymous Nilla, at 1/30/2006 6:34 PM  

  • What is it about celebs' that makes them think that acting in a movie makes them political power houses ??? I swear it is enough to make me ill....they talk out of their butts on issues and the saddest part is some peolple actually beleive what they say!! AAAUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Carol, at 1/30/2006 6:49 PM  

  • Amen!

    By Blogger mama_tulip, at 1/30/2006 7:31 PM  

  • Live shows make me nervous. Plus all the bullshit with political commentary at awards shows. Enough already. Self-importance at its finest!

    By Blogger Shrinking Violet, at 1/30/2006 8:12 PM  

  • I like the outfits, but I don't care a bit about what the have to say, when their lines are not scripted.

    You are right we are too fascinated by celebrities. They are usually less interesting that we are...And the thought of having a daughter that looked up to Britany Spears or Paris Hilton, is enough to give me the chills.

    By Blogger Ditsy Chick, at 1/30/2006 10:41 PM  

  • Can someone tell me why any of us even know who Paris Hilton IS? Or Nicole Ritchie for that matter? Even worse or the "reality TV Celebrities". There should be a special ring of Hell for those who foist these people upon us. When they start televising book awards, I might tune in.

    By Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen, at 1/30/2006 10:48 PM  

  • Seeing Shirley Temple Black was kinda cool, though. I love the scene where she dances with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Classic. The rest can go take a flying leap...until the Oscars.

    By Blogger wordgirl, at 1/30/2006 11:19 PM  

  • Celebrity is a game of cat and mouse with the media. The big question is what's real and what's planted? Do actors ever stop acting--or is their "personal" life just another dramatic production for all of us to watch? That's what keeps things interesting--and boring--to me. Plus, I'm wondering if natural breasts will ever make a comeback.... ; )

    By Anonymous V-Grrrl, at 1/31/2006 3:03 AM  

  • LMAO! "I was just paid to act like a sheep herding cowboy who pokes boys." Quote of the day!

    By Blogger Tink, at 1/31/2006 9:55 AM  

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