Award Winning

Antenna’s take on televised awards shows and their broader cultural resonance.

Oscars 2014: It’s Time

March 4, 2014
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Oscars 2014: It’s Time

The 2014 Oscar theme may have been “Heroes in Hollywood,” but the narrative that formed was the film industry’s contestable progress and diversity.
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Self-Important Spectacle: The 2013 Emmy Awards

September 23, 2013
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Self-Important Spectacle: The 2013 Emmy Awards

From the moment the ceremony began, it was clear that this was an evening set to celebrate television in the most misguided of ways.
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Why Netflix is Not Emmy’s Online TV Vanguard

July 18, 2013
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Why Netflix is Not Emmy’s Online TV Vanguard

Netflix's nominations have been signaled as historical for online television, but they were earned through efforts to erase that distinction.
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Golden Globes 2013: Going Home With Jodie Foster

January 14, 2013
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Golden Globes 2013: Going Home With Jodie Foster

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's co-hosting of the 2013 Golden Globes was one in a number of prominent moments for women at this year's awards ceremony. Some might be tempted to claim that the event helped raise the banner for women. Not so fast.
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The Broadcast Battleground of the 2012 Emmy Awards

September 23, 2012
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The Broadcast Battleground of the 2012 Emmy Awards

While winners and losers may speak most directly to television's hierarchies, the Emmy telecast itself offers a space in which broadcast networks can reshape prevailing discourses of quality within the television industry.
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The 2012 BET Awards as [Black] Family Reunion

July 6, 2012
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The 2012 BET Awards as [Black] Family Reunion

Its the pairing of disrepute with respectability that makes the BET Awards akin to a Black Family reunion.
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The MTV Tony Awards: Television’s De-Theatricalization of Broadway’s Biggest Night

June 13, 2012
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The MTV Tony Awards: Television’s De-Theatricalization of Broadway’s Biggest Night

True to form, this year’s Tony Awards laid bare its undying need to appear youthful, popular, and hip, all the while marginalizing the spirit of American theatre and those who participate in it. The broadcast looked less like a celebration of New York theatre and more like the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys rolled into...
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Award Winning: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

February 28, 2012
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Award Winning: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

This year posed a strongly economic undercurrent to the Oscar's traditional nostalgia.
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1984 All Over Again: The 2012 Grammy Awards Telecast

February 15, 2012
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1984 All Over Again:  The 2012 Grammy Awards Telecast

I’m going to say this up front: I’m a music snob, and I hate the very idea of the Grammy Awards. If you’re looking for dispassionate analysis, stop reading now.
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SAG Awards Drink to Scorsese, Celebrate Union Merger

January 30, 2012
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SAG Awards Drink to Scorsese, Celebrate Union Merger

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are a bit of an oddity among the standard awards shows. They don’t have the glamour of the Oscars–though perhaps they do have a higher concentration of movie stars–and following so closely after the Golden Globes, their revelry appears more in the realm of office party than gala event....
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Red Carpet Tea Leaves & Hollywood Hijinks: Recapping the 2012 Golden Globes

January 17, 2012
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Red Carpet Tea Leaves & Hollywood Hijinks: Recapping the 2012 Golden Globes

The first in our series on awards shows, Matthew Connolly recaps the Golden Globes and considers the duality of their popular function.
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