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Amazon Prime Video gets into the award show business
August 19th, 2021 under Awards, Prime Video. [ Comments: none ]

There are so many award shows these days, that you can’t watch all of them. Therefore, their ratings are down and too costly for the networks. Therefore, it makes sense that broadcast would want to part ways with them, and streaming would want to pick them up.

Case in point, Amazon Prine Video announced today that they will be airing the Academy of Country Music Awards starting in 2022.

“We’re excited to continue to expand our content offerings for Prime Video customers by being the exclusive home for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022 and honoring the best in country music,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television, Amazon Studios. “Reaching this milestone with our partners at the Academy of Country Music and MRC as the first major awards show to be livestreamed speaks to our dedication and commitment to continue to both entertain and innovate for our audience.”

I have a feeling we will be getting a lot of concert events leading up to the ACMs. So it is a win/win for everyone but CBS, who used to air the ACMs.

I believe that if this does well, other award shows will do the same. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Golden Globes return that they will go Netflix. And ABC can start moving their shows to Disney+. Well, all of them but the Oscars.


The Critics’ Choice Awards steals the Golden Globes date
May 12th, 2021 under Awards, The CW. [ Comments: none ]

Critics Choice Awards

On Monday, NBC announced that they were not going to air The Golden Globes next year. Therefore, the awards show was canceled. That means that January 9th is now available for another ceremony to jump in and steal that date, and the Critics’ Choice Awards, did just that.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The CW again and looking forward to gathering in person to celebrate the finest work of this upcoming season,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin. “The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards will mark a return to the glamorous, star-studded revelry that make these nights absolutely unforgettable.”

The CCA also needs to steal the Globes statuette to be their own because it took a lot of balls to do what they did.


Ricky Gervais didn’t kill the Golden Globes, the HFPA did
May 10th, 2021 under Awards. [ Comments: 1 ]

The Hollywood Press Association has very restrictive requirements to be a member of their group. Because of that, Hollywood has criticized the mostly white male group. This year it all came to a head, and Amazon, Netflix, and Warner Media, along with several celebrities, said they were boycotting the Golden Globes.

Even though HFPA made some changes, they were not enough. Therefore, today NBC made a tough decision.

“We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” said the Comcast-owned network this morning, according to Deadline. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right.  As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.  Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”

I doubt the show will be back. There are too many award shows, and with falling ratings, the Globes are not worth their $60 million price tag. Isn’t that crazy?

We don’t miss the Daytime Emmy and the People’s Choice Awards, so we won’t miss the Globes. I hope the other organizations become controversial so we can have even less award shows. Do we need any more? I would be OK with just the EGOTs being the only ones.

Well, you miss the Globes?


The SAG Awards move away from the Grammys
January 13th, 2021 under Awards. [ Comments: 1 ]

SAG Awards

Last week, the Grammys moved their show from January 31st to March 14th because of the dangerous spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles. The latter date was the same as the SAG Awards. I say was because today the Screen Actors Guild announced that their show will now take place on April 4th on TBS and TNT.

SAG said in the press release, “Throughout these challenging times, our industry and our union members have proven their creativity and resilience in discovering new methods of storytelling while adapting to new safety protocols and procedures. We embrace that spirit as we re-imagine the SAG Awards with a one-hour special that highlights and expands on our signature I am an Actor opening and honors the outstanding performances of the past year.”

Personally, I say we should skip awards season this year. But then again, I say that every year.


Battle of the Awards Shows
January 6th, 2021 under Awards. [ Comments: none ]

The Grammys decided to move their awards show from January 31st to March 14th because of the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles. There is only one problem; the SAG Awards are also scheduled for that night. Needless to say, the Screen Actors Guild is not happy.

“We are extremely disappointed to hear of the conflicting date, March 14th, announced today for this year’s Grammy Awards telecast. We announced the same date for the SAG Awards last July with the intent to give the greatest possible scheduling consideration for other awards shows. We expect the same consideration from sister organizations throughout the industry.

“The SAG Awards recognizes outstanding acting performances over the past year. We will again put on a spectacular show that accomplishes that mission. Our two organizations, SAG-AFTRA and the Recording Academy share members and work together effectively to advocate for artists in many areas. In an environment that is increasingly challenging for televised awards programs, we also have a mutual interest in successfully showcasing the artistry and talent of our respective memberships. We are in contact with the Recording Academy and will continue to work with our sister organizations to find ways to make this year’s awards season as successful as possible.”

I don’t blame SAG. Even though one is for music and the other is for acting, they will still have conflicts. But then again, I hate award shows, so let them battle it out.


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