We’ll never know exactly why anyone wins Emmys, but the process weighed heavily in HBO’s dominance at this year’s ceremony.
The Recording Academy’s decision to use Twitter to announce its nominees reinforces social media’s role in shaping industrial practice surrounding award shows.
How this year’s ceremony’s lack of narrative created discursive space filled in by everything but the production itself.
MTV’s 2014 VMA Awards visualize the music industry’s feminist growing pains.
As cases of so-called “category fraud” increase, the Emmy Awards’ arbitrary points of distinction risk becoming the story.
The 2014 Oscar theme may have been “Heroes in Hollywood,” but the narrative that formed was the film industry’s contestable progress and diversity.
From the moment the ceremony began, it was clear that this was an evening set to celebrate television in the most misguided of ways.
Netflix’s nominations have been signaled as historical for online television, but they were earned through efforts to erase that distinction.
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.
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.
Its the pairing of disrepute with respectability that makes the BET Awards akin to a Black Family reunion.
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 one. And, after all of this pandering, the Tonys did what many think they do best: produced a ratings disaster.
This year posed a strongly economic undercurrent to the Oscar’s traditional nostalgia.
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.