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Award Season Has Started!

December 10th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Yes, it happens every year!  Award nominations are announced and the Hollywood PR machine starts to create stars and award-winning films.

This week the Grammy nominations, Screen Actor Guild and Golden Globe nominations were announced.

The Grammys is one of the best award shows of the year.  Artists seem to pull out all the stops and perform well.

This year Record of the Year nominees are:

Really Love by D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

There are many categories and something for everyone.

The Golden Globe nominations for best motion picture dranma are: Mad Max, Room, Spotlight, The Revenant, and Carol.

The Grammys air on CBS on Feb. 15 at 8 EST

The Golden Globes air on NBC January 10 at 8EST.

Award Show Season is Here!

January 8th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It has officially started! Can you feel it!  The celebrities are gathering!

Now, I love an award show but come on, we are overdoing it!  I counted, there are 50!!!

Here are a few:

  • The Academy Awards (a.k.a. “The Oscars”)
  • The Golden Globe Awards
  • The S.A.G. Awards
  • The Emmy Awards
  • The People’s Choice Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (a.k.a. the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards)
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • Kid’s Choice Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards (because Teens and Kids don’t count apparently)
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • American Film Institute Awards
  • BAFTA Film Awards (British, so it doesn’t really count either)
  • Various Critics’ Association Film Awards (19 separate U.S. cities or states listed)
  • Film Festival Awards (five in the U.S. counting Sundance, plus don’t forget Cannes


So I came up with an idea.

I think we should have an award show for normal Americans!  I don’t mean a HERO show or a show about a normal person doing something extraordinary.  We should have a show honoring the best plumber, carpenter, teacher, student, editor, writer, boss, etc .

It can be the same format as a normal award show, red carpet, dresses, tuxes and speeches.  It would be fascinating to see Sam from Seattle get an award for just doing his job.

I guess my point is this:  we focus on one or two industries and put those individuals on a pedestal.  The day when we realize no job is more  important than another is the day we truly become equal.

Happy Golden Globe day on Sunday!